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December 2016 Front PageThis section includes all of the news items in our monthly newsletter, and then some!

February 2016 Newsletter

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February 2016 Colour  (2.5 MB).

JOB POSTING - Finance Manager

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About the Opportunity

POSITION SUMMARY. This is a part-time position (3 days/week) that reports to the Band Manager, and oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and property tax administration functions.


  • Oversees implementation and application of professional accounting and financial management services for all aspects of Tsawout First Nation’s operations.
  • Develops and implements financial policies, procedures and standards in accordance with the requirements of Council and generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Ensures that revenue and related funds are properly managed and that expenditures are in accordance with policy and the budgets approved by the Tsawout First Nation Council;
  • Provides financial advice and guidance to the Council and Management staff;
  • Accounts for the operation and review of internal audit functions that ensure financial systems control, asset control, expenditure control and revenue control;
  • Oversees budget planning and development and prepares annual budget for approval by Council;
  • Prepares monthly financial statements and reports including revenue and expenditure forecasting and rate of return on investments;
  • Oversees and controls records of Tsawout First Nation assets including acquisitions and disposals;
  • Ensures annual audit requirements are met, coordinates financial requirements for external auditors and reports results to Council;
  • Ensures accuracy and integrity of all financial data, financial systems and processes by developing and implementing feedback mechanisms to ensure that controls and financial systems are operating effectively with all parties;
  • Manages regular reconciliation of all bank accounts and statements;
  • Oversees investment accounts; including disbursement of funds and collection of revenue;
  • Assists with human resource management activities (employees and contractors), including recruiting and selecting staff, providing managerial guidance, effective staff development and regular performance feedback.
  • Provides a range of administrative services for Tsawout First Nation, as required by the Band Manager.


Fore more information, and details on how to apply, please click the button below.

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Aboriginal Run / Walk at Tsawout

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Are you interested in learning how to run or walk a 10k? Now is your chance! Siona and John-John will be running a program starting this Sunday, January 17th. Come and check it out! All ages welcome! Please see the image below for more info.


JOB POSTING - Homemaker / Adult Care Services

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POSITION: Homemaker/Adult Care Services HOURS OF WORK: Casual on-call REPORTS TO: Adult/Elder’ Care Coordinator or designate

POSITION SUMMARY: This position reports to the Adult/Elder’ Care Coordinator and will work with Tsawout community member Adults/Elders, to provide homemaker services, assist with household tasks and provide transportation.


Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan and cook nutritional meals
  • Sweep, vacuum or mop kitchen and living room floors
  • Clean kitchen and living room areas
  • Clean washrooms and mop bathroom floors as required
  • Wash dishes and help keep fridge and cupboards clean
  • Assist with minor household repairs
  • Client transportation, i.e., to the grocery store, pharmacy, medical appointments, and at times to community/Elder gatherings within the community/ies.
  • Assist with laundry
  • Report unsafe conditions or client concerns to supervisor.
  • Keep and maintain a client schedule and submit on a bi-weekly basis (along with timesheets)
  • Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate respect for client rights, dignity, and self worth at all times.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-house training as requested
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Tsawout policies and procedures, and as directed by the Supervisor (leave in or take out)


Official Election Results

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Below are the official election results of the Chief & Council vote held July 2, 2015.


Harvey Underwood


Samantha Etzel
John Etzel (JP)
Karen Harry
Abe Pelkey
Stanley Sam
Bruce Underwood
Mavis Underwood
John Wilson

To see a listing of the votes cast for each candidate, please click the button below.

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Health & Recreation Grants 2015

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Just a reminder that proof of residency is needed for Health & Recreation Grant applications. Any of the following will be accepted:

  • Hydro bill
  • Phone bill
  • Cable bill
  • Revenue Canada child tax papers.  

Grant Application

 The mail that you hand in has to have your name on it. You have to be a Canadian resident to be eligible for the grant.  Handing in ID from the United States is not acceptable and you will not be eligible for the grant.


Audited Financial Statement

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audit-thumbTsawout First Nation's Audit Report for 2014 is now available online.Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat to view this PDF file.

For a copy of the report, please click here.


The Reefnet

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Thank you to Phil Vernon who generously allowed Tsawout First Nation to share his song " The Reefnet" on our website.

Used with permission - excerpt from the liner notes of the 2009 album "Kitale Road"

"The southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia where I live are part of the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ, or Saanich, First Nations. A description of their traditional fishery in the book Saltwater People by the late W̱SÁNEĆ elder Dave Elliot inspired me to write this song. I have been honoured by requests to sing it at numerous occasions for W̱SÁNEĆ elders and children at cultural events and at the ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ school."

Click the play button to hear the song.

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