Ecotrust Canada is conducting a survey of local residents on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. If you live in the region and fill out our online survey by 4 pm on Friday, December 19th, you’ll have the chance to win a $500 grand-prize gift certificate at the Ucluelet or Tofino Co-op, or one of several vouchers from $50 to $250.

Here’s the link to the survey:

The survey is being conducted by McAllister Opinion Research, an independent agency in Vancouver. All responses will be strictly confidential. We are conducting this survey to learn more about the needs and priorities of local residents. We’ll be sharing highlights of the survey in the New Year with those who complete the survey.

Please do not fill out the survey if you no longer live in Ucluelet, Tofino, a Nuu-chah-nulth Central Region First Nation or surrounding rural areas. Port Alberni and Bamfield are not included in the survey area.

I’ve also posted below a letter that was sent to local First Nations and the districts of Ucluelet and Tofino.

Best regards,
Eric Enno Tamm
Communications Managers


Ecotrust Canada has been working in communities in the West Coast of Vancouver Island / Nuu-chah-nulth Central Region for more than a dozen years. Most recently, we've made strategic investments in local businesses, opened an office in Tofino and built a partnership with the Nuu-chah-nulth Central Regional Management Board to deliver projects through the federally-funded Forest Communities Program.

A key approach to our work is to listen to local communities regarding their needs and priorities in creating more reliable prosperity in the region. In order to do this, Ecotrust Canada hired McAllister Opinion Research to conduct a survey of residents in the Nuu-cha-nulth First Nations, Ucluelet and Tofino. The survey covers a wide range of issues from fisheries and climate change to Internet access and community wellbeing. The survey respondents will be representative of both the native and non-native populations.

The survey will provide valuable information to help Ecotrust Canada do better work in the region, to build successful partnerships with others and to communicate in a more effective way. The survey will also provide valuable information to local communities themselves, and we plan to share highlights of the results in the New Year.

Over the next two weeks, a number of households in Ucluelet, Tofino and Nuu-chah-nulth communities will be randomly selected to fill out the survey. We have also placed an advertisement in the Westerly News and we encourage local residents to take the 30-minute survey online or to contact McAllister Opinion Research (tel: 1.866.725.2650) to do a telephone or written survey.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact me at your convenience.

Best regards,

Eric Enno Tamm
Communications Manager
Ecotrust Canada
tel: 604.682.4141 ext 235