The Vancouver Island Coastal Tourism Resiliency Program provides Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast tourism businesses with meaningful, hands-on guidance and support to navigate the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards long-term resiliency.

This project is funded in part by Island Coastal Economic Trust.

Our Team

While our office in Nanaimo is currently closed, our staff team is still working hard to advocate for you and provide support. Our program advisors are tourism professionals with training to offer you resources during this time. 

Please feel free to reach out to our program manager with any questions or concerns.

Anthony Everett
President & CEO
anthony@tourismvi.ca


Calum Matthews
Director, Destination Development
calum@tourismvi.ca

Karen Bannister
Director, Destination Marketing
karenb@tourismvi.ca


Hannah Grant
Director, Digital Strategy
hannah@tourismvi.ca


Register for the Vancouver Island Coastal Tourism Resiliency Program