As part of our Smart South Island initiative, SIPP brought together a number of working groups, including representatives from municipal government, First Nations, public & private sector business leaders, non-profits and academia. 

REgional Steering Committee

Jacques Van Campen (Co-Chair) -  Former VP of Energy Management at Schneider Electric

Emilie de Rosenroll, (Co-Chair) - CEO of South Island Prosperity Project

Dan Ruscheinski (Co-Vice Chair) - Director, Sales Operations and Business Partners at Esri Canada

Sean Midwood (Co-Vice Chair) - former NATO & RCN

Lisa Helps – Mayor, City of Victoria 

Erinn Pinkerton – Vice President, Business Development and Chief Transformation Officer at BC Transit

Partners committee

Lisa Helps – (Chair) Mayor, City of Victoria 

Ann Baird – Councillor, District of Highlands

Christina Clarke - Executive Director, Songhees Nation

Tom Croft – Councillor, District of Oak Bay

Carol Hamilton – Mayor, City of Colwood

Fred Haynes – Councillor, District of Saanich

Robert Janus – Director of Communications, Victoria Foundation

Susan Low – Councillor, Township of Esquimalt

Rob Martin – Councillor, City of Colwood

Steve Price – Mayor, Town of Sidney

David Screech – Mayor, Town of View Royal

Celia Stock – Councillor, District of North Saanich

Maureen Sawa, CEO, Greater Victoria Public Library

Bob Thompson – Councillor, District of Central Saanich

TRansportation & Mobility Subcommittee

Erinn Pinkerton (Chair) - Vice President, Business Development and CTO at BC Transit

Catherine Holt - Chief Executive Officer, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Andrew Lamoureux - Intelligent Process Automation Consultant, Cognitide

Todd Litman - Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Jamie Marshall - Vice President, Business Development and Innovation, BC Ferries

Breanna Merrigan - Protection Assessment Officer, BC Government

Patrick Nagle - CEO, Modo Corporation

Sarah Webb - Active Transportation Project Management Specialist, City of Victoria

Fraser Work - Director of Engineering and Public Works, City of Victoria

John Hicks - Senior Transportation Planner, Capital Regional District

John Wilson - President, C.E.O / Principal, The Wilson's Group of Companies

Troy McKay - Manager of Transportation and Development Division, District of Saanich

Harley Machiesle - Director of Engineering, District of Saanich

Housing & Affordability Subcommittee 

Sean Midwood (Chair) - Former NATO & RCN

Ian Batey - Co-Chair, Board of Directors at Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Robert Bernhardt - Chief Executive Officer, Passive House Canada

Dave Corey - CEO, The Victoria Real Estate Board

Christine Cullham - Senior Manager, Regional Housing at Capital Regional District

Ally Dewji - Director of Development, Dockside Green

Kristi Rivait - Co-Founder, Scale Collaborative

Liza Rogers - Founder, Women's Real Estate Network 

Eric Swanson - Executive Director, Generation Squeeze

Kathy Hogen - Executive Director, UDI (Urban Development Institute) Capital Region

Economic Resilience & Inclusion Subcommittee

Dan Ruscheinski  (Chair) - Director, Sales Operations and Business Partners at Esri Canada

Pat Elemans - Assistant Dean, University of Victoria

John Longbottom - Chief Unit Executive - BC Public Sector, IBM Canada Ltd.

Dan Pontefract - Chief Envisioner, Telus

Emily Ternullo - Proposal Support, CGI

Kal Suurkask - Chief Executive Officer, Big Birch Capital Corp./Elevation Group

Human Health Subcommittee

Shannon Clarke (Acting Chair) - Community Facilitator, BC Healthy Communities

Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk - Associate Vice-President Research, University of Victoria

Sandra Richardson - Chief Executive Officer, Victoria Foundation

Paul Shorthouse - Regional Director, The Delphi Group

Jennifer Vornbrock - Executive Director, Community and Government Relations, University of Victoria

Cindy Trytten - Director, Reasearch and Capacity, Vanocuver Island Health Authority

Environmental Health SuBcommittee

Jacques Van Campen (Chair) - Former VP of Energy Management at Schneider Electric

Rob Bennett - Program Director, VIATEC

Brad Buckham - Associate Professor, University of Victoria

Chris Kennedy - Professor and Chair, University of Victoria

Frances Litman - Professional Photographer, Frances Litman Multimedia Productions

Quinn MacDonald - Writer, Editor, and Publisher at Concrete Garden Magazine

Terry Tarle - Principal, Trend Consulting

Fraser Work - Director of Engineering and Public Works, City of Victoria