Remote Attendance at Council Meetings

In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the public is now invited to attend District of Tofino Council meetings remotely through Zoom.  Zoom is an online resource and you are able to attend online or by telephone.  Council Chambers will not be open to the public. 

For more information and instructions on how to join a meeting visit 

Click for the 2021 Council Meeting Schedule

Regular Council Meetings


Committee of the Whole

Attending Council Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings of Council and may speak as a delegation or during the allotted question period. Portions of meetings may be closed to the public when sensitive or confidential District business is being considered. Council is authorized to close meetings only under the circumstances set out in section 90 of the Community Charter.

Video Recordings of Council Meetings

The District of Tofino is committed to conducting meetings in an open and transparent manner. Starting in January, 2017, the District invites the community to view recorded videos of regular, open Council meetings.

Recordings will be posted with the minutes within seven (7) days of a meeting.

We appreciate your patience while we fine-tune our recording process and make it as easy as possible to view these meetings online.

Click to view the "District of Tofino Video Recording Policy".

Regular Council Meetings

Regular Council meetings are scheduled to be held at 10:00 am in the Council Chamber, Municipal Office, 380 Campbell Street. See the link above for the latest Council Meeting Schedule.  

Special Council Meetings

Special Council meetings are held as needed to address emerging issues. The District provides at least 24 hours notice of meeting dates and start times on the website, the bulletin board in the Municipal Office and outside the Council Chamber entrance. Notices also describe in general terms the purpose of meetings. Speakers are not heard at Special Council meetings.

Special Council Meetings

Special Committee of the Whole Meetings

Committee of the Whole Meetings

Committee of the Whole meetings will occur on a Monday night at 6:00 pm in the Council Chamber, Municipal Office, 380 Campbell Street. Open to the public, Committee of the Whole meetings provide for more in-depth and less formal discussion on specific topics. Decisions made at Committee of the Whole need to be ratified at either a Regular or Special Council meeting. 

See the list above for Agendas and Minutes.

Public Hearings

Public Hearings are held as needed to provide residents with an opportunity to express their views and opinions on rezoning matters and proposed changes to the Official Community Plan.

To learn more about public hearings and how to express your views through the hearing process, click here.

Business License Hearings

Business License Hearings are quasi-judicial meetings that determine whether or not to revoke or suspend a business license for illegal activities or activities that contravene other District bylaws. Members of the public may attend these hearings, but may not speak unless the Corporate Services Department arranges for them to appear as a witness.

Proclamations & Declarations

On February 21, 2017 District of Tofino Council made the following resolution:

Resolution No. 77/17
THAT the District of Tofino cease the practice of issuing proclamations and declarations.

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