About this Community-of-Interest

CAVI-CONVENING FOR ACTION ON VANCOUVER ISLAND: “In 2015, with past successes as a foundation and some fresh ideas to guide the way forward, the scope of CAVI as a regional initiative of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC was redefined,” stated John Finnie, Past-Chair

“It started with a conversation. In 2005 a group of similar thinking individuals, recognizing a need to balance economy and ecology with the increasing settlement on Vancouver Island, and the critical importance of water in that equation, gathered in Parksville to have a conversation about water sustainability on Vancouver Island. Within a year, that initial meeting evolved into a movement, Convening for Action on Vancouver Island – Leadership for Water Sustainability, known widely by the acronym CAVI,” stated John Finnie.

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VANCOUVER ISLAND WATER IS THE ONLINE HOME FOR THE STORY OF CAVI: “Communicate. Cooperate. Coordinate. Collaborate. Share resources and learn from each other,” urged John Finnie, CAVI Past-Chair (2006-2011)

This community-of-interest is the communication vehicle for the Convening for Action on Vancouver Island initiative. “CAVI is a grassroots collective partnership committed to achieving settlement in balance with economy and ecology. Having this online medium provides the opportunity to ‘tell our story’ and ‘record the CAVI history’,” stated John Finnie. “The CAVI program is ongoing and challenges Vancouver Islanders to think long-term and make decisions today that will create the future desired by all in 50 years.”

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