South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) is pleased to announce the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA), a leading organization for the stewardship and growth of Victoria’s harbour, has become a member of SIPP’s regional economic alliance.
“The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority brings a unique blend of community stewardship and innovative economic development to our partnership,” says SIPP CEO Emilie de Rosenroll. “Their expertise will greatly benefit the entire region as we collaborate to strengthen our economy.”
GVHA owns and manages several iconic community amenities, including the Ogden Point Breakwater, Fisherman’s Wharf and Ship Point Pier. Their business approach promotes resilient and equitable growth, ensuring Victoria’s working harbour remains an asset for future generations.
As a certified Silver Member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, GVHA recognizes the value of collaborating with Indigenous communities. The organization has made significant investments in employment programs and meaningful business partnerships.
“GVHA is pleased to join this important alliance of Indigenous, public and private-sector partners committed to a common goal of prosperity in Greater Victoria,” says GVHA CEO Robert Lewis-Manning. “As a coastal capital city, Victoria is well positioned to leverage the Blue Economy and support innovation focused on the long-term health and resiliency of our ports, regional waterways, and gateways.”
With the inclusion of GVHA, SIPP’s membership exceeds 70 organizations across the South Island, including 10 municipal governments, nine First Nations governments, three post-secondaries, and major regional employers, industry associations and nonprofits.