Budget Planning

Join us! Virtual Budget Open House on December 8: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community members are invited to bring their questions for staff on the proposed 2021 Budget which will be presented at the virtual open house on Tuesday, December 8th:

    • Residents can submit their questions in advance by phone at 250.642.1634 or by email to corp@sooke.ca.
    • To participate in the live session, please register here or email corp@sooke.ca.
    • Presentations by staff will be broadcast live on Tuesday, December 8th via MS Teams: a morning session will run 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and an evening session will run 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A recording of the broadcast will be available on the District’s website and YouTube channel after the event for those unable to attend or wishing to listen to the dialogue from both sessions.

*** Live Event Viewing Links ***

Morning Session (9:30-11:00 am) – LINK to come, please check back

Evening Session (6:30-8:00 pm) – LINK to come, please check back

Each year, the District of Sooke Council must adopt a five-year financial plan, with the current year of the plan being the annual budget. The financial plan identifies both operating and capital expenditures balanced against revenues from such sources as:

  • property tax
  • sale of services
  • grants
  • transfers from other governments

The financial plan is developed by Council through their strategic planning process and identifies for staff, and the public, what types and quality of services are to be provided. A public consultation process is required for the financial plan and the municipality must produce annual audited financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. The audited statements must be included in the Annual Municipal Report.

2021-2025 Five-Year Financial Plan

The planning process for the 2021-2025 Five Year Financial Plan has begun. Council and staff are eager to hear from you, below you will find a list of dates and events where you will be able to provide your feedback and learn how municipal budgeting works!

2021-2025 Five-Year Financial Plan Schedule
Event/ MeetingDate & TimeDetailsLinks/ Documents
Online SurveySeptember 2-30, 2020Citizen Budget - interactive online engagementSurvey Now Closed
Mail OutSeptember 24-October 13100 random households selected to complete a budget questionnairen/a
Special Council MeetingOctober 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pmSurvey results, questionnaire results, Service level review, Department budget requests (presented to Council)Agenda
Regular Council MeetingNovember 9, 2020 at 7:00 pmDraft budget presentedAgenda
Regular Council MeetingNovember 23, 2020
postponed to November 30th
1st & 2nd Reading of the bylawAgenda
Special Council MeetngNovember 30, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.1st & 2nd Reading of the bylawAgenda
Virtual Open HouseDecember 8, 2020 @ 9:30-11:00 a.m. AND 6:30-8:00 p.m.Online open house via MS Teams (registration will be required)For more information and to register to participate, please visit (link to come soon)
Regular Council Meeting December 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm3rd Reading of the bylaw (Formal Public Input)Links to come
Regular Council Meeting January 2020Adoption of the bylaw Links to come

If you have any questions please contact us at info@sooke.ca.

Be sure to check back to stay informed on how you can continue to participate in the budget-planning process.

2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan

At the May 11, 2020 Special Council meeting, an Amended 2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan and accompanying bylaw, were adopted.

All information regarding the 2020 budget and the 2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan is provided below.

2020 Budget Process
Date & TimeMeeting/ EventAdditional InformationDocuments
Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pmSpecial Council MeetingService Level ReviewCouncil Presentation
Draft 2020-2024 Financial Plan
Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pmSpecial Council MeetingDraft Financial Plan, Budget Presentations and 1st & 2nd reading of Financial Plan BylawAgenda
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pmOpen House in Council Chambers 2225 Otter Point RoadPublic Discussion on Financial Plan & Access to Online SurveySurvey Closed
Results included in February 3, 2020 Committee of the Whole agenda.
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 pmCommittee of the Whole MeetingBudget DiscussionAgenda
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.Regular Council MeetingTwo Reports - on information from the February 3 Committee of the Whole meetingAgenda
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pmCommittee of the Whole MeetingFurther discussion on the budget items.Agenda
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pmRegular Council Meeting3rd Reading of the BylawAgenda
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7:00 pmRegular Council Meeting-CANCELLEDFormal Public Input & Adoption of BylawMeeting will be rescheduled - please check back for date
Tuesday, March 31, 2020Special Council MeetingAdoption of BylawAgenda
Monday, May 11, 2020Regular Council MeetingAdoption of Amended BylawAgenda
Amended Five Year Financial Plan 2020 to 2024
Note: This information will be updated frequently. Please check back often.

View Regular and Special meetings (ALL open to the public) outlined below online at Agenda and Minutes.


Five Year (2020 – 2024) Financial Plan Bylaw

Tax Rate Bylaw, 2020


Financial Plans

(Unofficial copies – contact Director of Finance to verify):

2020 – 2024 Amended Five Year Financial Plan
2019 – 2023 Five Year Financial Plan
2018 – 2022 Five Year Financial Plan
2017 – 2021 Five Year Financial Plan
2016 – 2020 Five Year Financial Plan
2015 – 2019 Five Year Financial Plan
2014 – 2018 Five Year Financial Plan
2013 – 2017 Five Year Financial Plan
2012 – 2016 Five Year Financial Plan
2011 – 2015 Five Year Financial Plan
2010 – 2014 Five Year Financial Plan
2009 – 2013 Five Year Financial Plan
2008 – 2012 Five Year Financial Plan
2007 – 2011 Five Year Financial Plan
2006 – 2010 Five Year Financial Plan
2005 – 2009 Five Year Financial Plan
2004 – 2008 Five Year Financial Plan
2003 – 2007 Five Year Financial Plan
2002 – 2006 Five Year Financial Plan