Representing local governments on Vancouver Island, qathet, the Sunshine Coast, Central Coast and North Coast.


We secure united action through representation of local municipalities, regional districts and local governments.


In early April each year, AVICC hosts an AGM and Convention. Find information about past and future events here.


Find links to Special Committees, Convention Materials, AGM Minutes, Annual Reports, Resolutions and more.


Find links to Correspondence and Advocacy, Notices sent out to our Members, and Other Communications.

The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC)

The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) is the largest of the area associations under the umbrella of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) with 346 elected officials.

The area association was established in 1950. It now has a membership of 53 municipalities and regional districts that stretches from Haida Gwaii down to the tip of Vancouver Island and includes Powell River/qathet, the Sunshine Coast, the Central Coast and the North Coast.

The Association deals with issues and concerns that affect all our members ranging from large urban areas to small rural communities.


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Virtual AGM & Convention for 2021 will be held Friday, May 28th

The Annual General Meeting & Convention

The Annual General Meeting & Convention is held in April each year, and provides members with the opportunity to bring forward issues and concerns from their individual communities through resolutions and debates. 

The Convention runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday noon. Pre-Convention workshops and tours are held on Friday morning, usually beginning at 8:30 am.

The Executive is constantly working to make this event informative while giving members an opportunity to share their issues. 

Please send your suggestions to avicc@ubcm.ca

May 14th is the application deadline for the @UBCM Community Excellence Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in BC communities. The categories are; Excellence in Governance, Service Delivery, Asset Management and Sustainability – more info at https://www.ubcm.ca/EN/main/convention/Awards/community-excellence-awards.html