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June 2019 Newsletter

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June 2019 Colour  (2 MB).

Notice of Nomination Meeting

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Notice of Nomination Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the electors of the Tsawout First Nation will be held in the Tsawout First Nation Gym, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C. on the 22ND   day of May, 2019, beginning at 4:30 o’clock P.M. and lasting for at least three hours, for the purpose of nominating a Chief and candidates for positions on the Band Council of the said Band for the next ensuing term. EIGHT (8) Councillor Positions and ONE (1) position for Chief are available.  The election will be held at The Tsawout First Nation Gym, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C.  on July 4, 2019

Please note that any Elector may nominate candidates by using a mail-in nomination form. Electors residing off-reserve may nominate or run as a candidate for the position of Chief and Council.  You can either deliver or mail-in written nomination forms and completed, signed and witnessed voter declaration forms to the electoral officer before the time set for the nomination meeting OR you may nominate candidates orally at the nomination meeting.  Mailed nominations not received by the electoral officer before the time set for the nomination meeting are void.  Also note that any voter may vote by mail-in ballot.

All Tsawout First Nation Members, 18 years or older, are eligible to vote in the election.

Given under my hand at Delta, B.C. this 16th day of April, 2019

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Electoral Officer
Phone number­­­­­­: 604-943-0522
Fax Number:     604-943-0527
Cell Number:     604-786-2512
Toll Free :      1-800-813-2173
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Health & Rec Grants 2019

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Health & Recreation Grants 2019:

Please note, you only have to submit your application if you have not submitted an application before, or if your information has changed since you last submitted one. 

Change of information includes changes in:

  • Number of dependents
  • Mailing Address
  • Bank Account Info (if requesting direct deposit)
  • You have recently turned 19.

Please note that new applications or changes to you or your family's information must be submitted by APRIL 26, 2019.

If you would like direct deposit, please bring a void cheque to the office, and see Emmy Morris.

Download your 2019 Health & Rec Grant application below:


Health & Rec Grant


Sixth Annual Honour the Babies 2019

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Dear NIL TU,O Board of Directors, Chief and Council members, and community members, 

Attached is Registration Form for the 6 th Annual Baby Honouring at Saanich Fairgrounds. It is for Babies born in 2018 to families from the seven communities that NIL TU,O Child and Family Services Society provides services to. Each year we honour the babies born to the families of Beecher Bay, Pauquachin, Songhees, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum and T’Sou-ke and is open to babies on and off reserve. We provide a hearty lunch and work is conducted, there are also door prizes for babies and their families. We have community service tables which showcase the services available to parents and their babies and children. 

Could you please share this information with your families both on and off reserve. Any babies born in 2018 are welcome to be honoured. We require the attached registration form to be filled out and returned. If a family needs a ride to attend, please let the office know. 

I would be grateful if you could put in in your newsletters or on your Facebook page or any other social media. 

I look forward to seeing you all there. 


Katharina Stocker 
Executive Director 
NIL TU,O Child and Family Services Society 
1 - 2475 Mount Newton Cross Road 
Saanichton (located on Tsawout) BC V8M 2B7 

Office: 250-544-1400 ext. 229 
Cell: 250-893-4474 




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 February 25, 2019

Dear Residents and Tsawout and Tseycum First Nation members:

RE: NOTICE OF TIMBER HARVEST ON IR#7 SATURNA ISLAND Block A, IR#7 Saturna Island, Tseycum and Tsawout First Nation

Beginning February 27, 2018, Chemainus Forest Products Ltd in partnership with Tsawout First Nation and Tseycum First Nation will initiate timber harvest on Block A on Saturna Island IR#7 reserve lands. Work crews employed by Chemainus Forest Products Ltd. will be onsite daily for approximately two to three months executing the allowable harvest according to approved permit and guidelines.

Full Notice

Audited Financial Statements 2014-2018

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audit-thumbTsawout First Nation's Audited Financial Statements for 2016 and 2017 are now available online. Please note that you may need Adobe Acrobat to view this PDF file. Get Adobe Acrobat here.

For a copy of the reports, please select a link below.


Employment Opportunity: Finance Clerk

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Tsawout First Nation is one of five bands that constitute the Saanich Nation. Located on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, Tsawout is approximately 240 hectares in size and has a population of approximately 1,600 members with approximately 1/3 of the population being registered band members.


Tsawout First Nation is currently looking for an accounts receivable/accounts payable clerk to join our Finance team. The individual will be responsible for processing and reviewing all accounts receivable/payable transactions prior to approval. This is a unique opportunity to support Finance in advancing the growth of the Tsawout First Nation. If you are self-motived, enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready for the challenges facing this dynamic leadership role.


BC Assessment Inspection

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Pursuant to the recent recommendation from the Appeal Review Board to review the valuation of manufactured home lands for equity compared to modular home lands, BC Assessment will need to inspect these properties as part of the process. Entry to the homes will not be required.  Photographs of each home will be taken from the street.

Attached please find our request form to enter the Tsawout First Nations lands between Monday October 29 and Friday November 2, 2018 to conduct our inspections between the hours of 9AM and 4PM each day. The list of the parks we will be visiting is contained in the attachment.

The BC Assessment staff inspecting will be: Keegan Varney and Ross Martynenko. These staff will be wearing BC Assessment photo ID.pdf-icon-small

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