ICI Society is a one-of-a-kind, made in BC model founded on collaboration, expertise, and trust. 

With over 300 members, we strive to foster relationship-building and collaboration in support of our vision:

“Building collaborative networks to facilitate innovative, location-based solutions that support the economic, social and environmental well-being of British Columbians.”

We are well-known for our success in bringing people together – local, provincial, and federal government, First Nations, utilities, and the private sector. Members of the Society gain unique opportunities for networking, communication, and collaboration on geospatial information. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

Provincial Government members value Society connections with leading utility providers, local governments and provincial government ministries and organizations in the broader public sector.

The Society is trusted by members, respected by associated organizations, and admired in other jurisdictions.

Membership allows Provincial Ministries and Agencies to directly affect the future of data-sharing across industry and government, locally and provincially and gain a distinct advantage in the efficient, effective and economical delivery of services to the citizens of British Columbia.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local Government members of the ICI Society value the unique opportunities for networking, communication and collaboration with leading utility providers, other local governments and the provincial government.

The Society provides a robust ‘one stop’ platform to access data and work with other local governments, member utilities and the provincial government as well as a mechanism to voice perspectives and inform local government decisions

Membership provides Local Government with a centralized source of uniform data to allow timely information for important decision-making and solutions.

FIRST NATIONS

First Nations from across the province see value in Society membership:

“When people share a common direction and sense of community, they can get where they are going easier and faster because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.”

The Goose Story of the Carrier and Sekani People

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

“ICI Society provides information that supports decision-making and enables the Treaty 8 Tribal Association to lead negotiations. This has been one of the strongest tools for use in consultation and accommodation processes.”

Leeanna Rhodes, GIS Advisor, Coordinating Lands Office, Treaty 8 Tribal Association

“GIS is a modern-day technology that we will continue to use at Cowichan Tribes to improve many aspects of our operations; perhaps the most important use of this technology is to provide maps and data in support of planning projects and developments occurring on-reserve.”

Brenda Underwood, GIS Technician, Cowichan Tribes

ʔaq̓am Little Shuswap Lake Band Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance
Acho Dene Koe First Nation Lower Kootenay Band Squamish Nation
Adams Lake Indian Band Lyackson First Nation St’át’imc Government Services
Blueberry River First Nations Maiyoo Keyoh Society Stk’emlupsemc Te Secwepemc Nation
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Malahat First Nation Stó:lō Service Agency
Council Of Haida Nation Mcleod Lake Indian Band Sts’ailes First Nation
Cowichan Tribes Metlakatla First Nation Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation
Ditidaht First Nation Musqueam Indian Band Stz’uminus First Nation
Esk’etemc Nak’azdli Whut’en Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc
Gitga’at First Nation ‘Na̱mg̱is First Nation Tla’amin Nation
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations Na̲nwak̲olas Council Tl’azt’en Nation
High Bar First Nation Neskonlith Indian Band Tlowitsis Nation
Homalco First Nation Nisga’a Lisims Government Toquaht Nation
Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council Treaty 8 Tribal Association
Huu-Ay-Aht First Nations Nquatqua Band Tsawwassen First Nation
Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k:tles7et’h’ First Nations Okanagan Indian Band Tŝilhqot’in National Government
Katzie First Nation Old Massett Village Council Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation
Kitamaat Village Council Peters First Nation Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Kitselas First Nation Saulteau First Nations T’sou-Ke Nation
Klahoose First Nation Seabird Island Band Ts’uubaa-asatx Nation
K’ómoks First Nation Shackan Indian Band Uchucklesaht Tribe Government
Kwantlen First Nation shíshálh Nation Westbank First Nation
Kwikwetlem First Nation Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band
Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation Simpcw First Nation Witset First Nation
Lhtako Dené Nation Skeetchestn Indian Band Yale First Nation
Líl̓wat Nation Snuneymuxw First Nation Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government

UTILITIES

Utility members of the ICI Society value the unique opportunities to increase efficiency and cut operational costs through the Society’s data sharing and networking infrastructure.

The Society is a key collaboration hub for GIS expertise, data services and relationship building across industry and within all levels of government.

Society members have been instrumental in developing innovative solutions to complex data sharing and integration needs over the past 20 years.

Through these initiatives, members share data, industry standards and best practices, gaining operational efficiencies and cutting costs associated with time-consuming data sourcing and data-inquiry responses.

Membership in the Society supports:

  • efficient communication between utilities,
  • safe operations and emergency response,
  • optimized infrastructure planning and operational service delivery,
  • shared spatial reference data for engineering and survey work.
BC Hydro Ovintiv
City West Cable & Telephone Pacific Northern Gas
Enbridge Rogers
FortisBC Telus
Northriver Midstream Trans Mountain Corporation
NorthwesTel

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Associate members of the ICI Society value the efficiencies of a data-sharing hub that provides access to the best available geospatial data across government and industry.

Associate members include:

  • The Federal Government of Canada
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Port Authorities
  • Surveyors
  • Organizations aligned with the purpose of the Society
Canadian Forest Products Midwest Surveys
Department of National Defence Port of Prince Rupert
E-Comm Emergency Communications for BC Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Electronic Library Network School District No. 27
Geoverra (WSP) Translink
Global Raymac Surveys Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
McElhanney

Membership in the ICI Society can bring great value to your organization by providing access to a collaborative network of organizations throughout BC, dedicated to working together to create innovative, location-based solutions.