The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is the regional government serving the residents of the Sunshine Coast. Formed in 1967, the SCRD is one of 27 regional districts that were designed to establish a partnership between electoral areas and member municipalities within their boundaries. The municipalities and electoral areas in the SCRD are:
- The District of Sechelt
- Town of Gibsons
- Sechelt Indian Government District
- Electoral Area A – Egmont/Pender Harbour
- Electoral Area B - Halfmoon Bay
- Electoral Area D - Roberts Creek
- Electoral Area E - Elphinstone
- Electoral Area F - West Howe Sound
The purpose and roles of a regional district include:
- Providing good government for the communities it serves.
- Providing services that the board considers as necessary or desirable for all or a part of its communities.
- Providing stewardship of public assets within its communities.
- Fostering the current and future economic, social and environmental well-being of member communities.
Through the electoral area and municipal partnerships, the SCRD provides services that can be regional (supplied to the whole region), inter-municipal (supplied to two or more members within the region) or local (provided to electoral areas, or within a subset of an electoral area, within the region).
Get to Know the SCRD and watch this three minute video that answers the questions: What services does the SCRD provide? What don't they provide? What is the annual revenue and spending of the SCRD? And how can you get involved? Here is an infographic of how the SCRD works.
Detailed information on why Regional Districts were formed and how they function is available at
A Primer on Regional Districts in British Columbia.
The SCRD is governed by the Local Government Act and Community Charter and is run by a Board of Directors. SCRD Board members also sit as members of the Regional Hospital District Board.
The SCRD is located within the traditional territories of the Sechelt and Squamish First Nations.