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April 2015 Front PageThis section includes all of the news items in our monthly newsletter, and then some!

April 2015 Newsletter

For a copy of our current newsletter, please download it here.

April 2015 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 Multipurpose Room, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C. on the 20th day of May, 2015, 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 Multipurpose Room, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, B.C. on July 2, 2015

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, 2015


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Electoral Officer
Phone number: 604-943-0522
Fax Number: 604-943-0527
Cell Number: 604-786-2512
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Please take a moment to review this list of eligible voters to ensure that you are registered to vote. Please contact our office if you believe there is an error, or if you are not on the list.

Voters List 2015

Have you moved recently? Please take a moment to send us your updated contact information. This information is vital for voting purposes. Thank you for keeping your information current.

Update Your Info


Employment Opportunity - Comptroller

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The Comptroller is responsible for providing professional accounting and financial management services to the Band, designing and implementing effective financial procedures and standards for the purpose of controlling the financial aspects of programs and capital projects. The incumbent provides specialist advice to Council and senior staff on all financial matters including investment management, revenue and expenditure forecasting and asset management. The Controller manages all trust funds including generated income, revenue, disbursements and transfer of funds. The incumbent maintains and controls a system for all reporting requirements of funding agreements, payment schedules under contracts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general administration, local revenue and housing administration, prepares the annual financial statements and coordinates the external audit process.

Full Job Posting

C-FIT Training - Students and Youth

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Attention all Tsawout Students and Youth up to 22 years!  Are you interested in earning a living in the Commercial Fishing Industry? 

C-FIT (Commercial Fishing Indigenous Students Training) is designed to make First Nation Youth ready for Commercial Fishing.

  • Reconnecting with Coast Salish way of life.
  • Program based on entry-level Transport Canada Certification.
  • Includes real-life experience with commercial vessels, commercial dockside activities, and commercial gear.
  • Program blends traditional fishing knowledge with modern commercial fishing practices.
  • Program supports transition to employment as a deckhand on a commercial vessel.
  • Program helps students meet graduation requirements.
Awesome Field Trips too!
  • Camosun College Vessel Simulator
  • Commercial Fishing Trips
  • Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • Department of National Defence
  • National Weather Station
  • Goldstream Hatchery
  • Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre
  • Just to name a few!

Program details

Presented in partnership with CSETS ( Coast Salish Training and Employment Society), Salish Strait Seafoods, and School District 63.

Please click here to Download the C-FIT Brochure.


Notice of Vote: Custom Election Law

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Please note that the Vote for the Custom Election Law has been cancelled.



TAKE NOTICE that the Ratification Vote scheduled to take place on February 4-5, 2015 to determine if Eligible Voters approve adopting the proposed Tsawout First Nation Custom Election Law has been cancelled.

The Council of the Tsawout First Nation has decided to carry out additional community consultation before Eligible Voters are asked to vote on whether the approve the law.

All mail-in ballots received by the Ratification Office will be destroyed to ensure that confidentiality of the voter is maintanined.


39th Annual BC Elders Gathering

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Event Dates: July 7,8 & 9, 2015
Location: Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd.
Saanichton BC
V8M 2C3


Tsawout First Nation and the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations are proud to be hosting the 39th Annual BC Elders Gathering on July 7th to 9th, 2015. We anticipate hosting up to 5,000 Elder’s and other visitors during this event. The Gathering will be held primarily at the Panorama Leisure Centre and the event is to honour and give thanks to our Elders.


Custom Election Law Update

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Tsawout First Nation Custom Election Law Update: 
Currently elections of Tsawout Chief and Council are conducted pursuant to the Indian Act and its Regulations. Chief and Council would like to remove the Nation from the Indian Act provisions and adopt a Custom Election Law that better reflects the customs and needs of the Nation.

What will change?


Heath & 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.


Elders Gathering

Tsawout is honoured to be hosting the 39th Annual BC Elders Gathering in 2015.

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