Professional Associations and Memberships

Township staff, council and the municipality are part of various professional and community associations.

These can include:

  • Member-benefit professional associations
  • Designation-granting associations
  • Certifying bodies
  • Professional regulatory bodies

Professional associations bring together many industry experts to share news and updates in their field. They allow for the continued professional development of staff and help keep the Township connected to emerging trends and best practices.

2023-2024 Professional Association Memberships

American Public Works Association (APWA)Government Financial Officers Association of BC
Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of B.C.Greater Vancouver Fire Chief’s Association 
(Affiliate member)
Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC)Greater Victoria Fire Chiefs Association
Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle ProfessionalsIrrigation Industry Association of British Columbia
Association of Records Managers and Administrators 
(ARMA International)
International Association of Fire Fighters
Association of Records Managers and Administrators 
Vancouver Island
International Economic Development Council (P4)
Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities International Institute of Municipal Clerks 
BC Construction Safety Alliance including 
Technical High Angle Rescue Program
International Municipal Signal Association 
BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA)Local Government Management Association
British Columbia Recreation and Parks AssociationLifesaving Society 
British Columbia Economic Development AssociationLocal Assistant to the Office of the Fire Commissioner
British Columbia Municipal Safety AssociationLocal Government Management Association of B.C.
Building Officials Association of BCMaster Municipal Construction Documents Association
Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & 
Work Adjustment Society
Municipal Information Systems Association of B.C.
Canadian Association of Fire ChiefsNational Fire Prevention Association
Canadian Institute of PlannersNational Payroll Institute
Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers Planning Institute of British Columbia
Canadian Network of Asset ManagersProject Management Institute (PMI)
Canadian Public Relations SocietyRecreation Facilities Association of BC
Canadian Society of Safety EngineeringSolid Waste Association of North America
Certified Human Resources Professional AssociationSouth Island Prosperity Partnership
CivicInfo BC SocietyTechnical Safety BC
Chartered Professional Accountants of BCTransportation Association of Canada 
Destination Greater VictoriaUnion of British Columbia Municipalities 
Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia Urban Development Institute Capital Region
Environmental Operators Certificate ProgramVancouver Island Economic Alliance membership
Esquimalt Chamber of CommerceVictoria Chamber of Commerce
Federation of Canadian MunicipalitiesVictoria Esquimalt Harbour Authority
Fire Chief’s Association of BCVocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada
Fire Training Officer Association of BC