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elcome to our Tsawout First Nation web site, on behalf of all our people! It is with great honor that we, as a Tsawout people, share little bit of who we are and what we are all about.

-Tsawout First Nation Administration

Mission Statement


Our vision is the empowerment of our people, spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally, by providing through mutual understanding a safe, open and fair environment for our community. Appreciating our youth and valuing our elders through traditional teachings and cultural practices. Along this journey, we will treat each other with respect, empathy, strength, pride and equality.


Employment & Training Office Services

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The Tsawout Employment & Training Office assists with training for employment. We are here for Tsawout Community Members!

Our Services include:

  • Training for employment, i.e. food safe, first aid, etc
  • Employment counseling
  • Assistance with job search
  • Assistance with a training plan
  • Workplace support services
  • Use of computers, faxes, photocopying of resume
  • Assistance in finding funding for training needs
  • Job board
  • Services for individuals aged 15 +
  • Services based on individual needs
  • Coordination of group training sessions

Be prepared, be trained, be job ready!

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."

Jessie Jim
Employment & Training Specialist


Jesken Town Centre FAQ

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Q: When will Project construction begin?
A: Site development and Project construction is scheduled to commence in October 2013

Q: When will the first store be open?
A: The facility is expected to open for business in March 2015.

Q: What is the status of the Highway Interchange & Overpass?
A: The Highway 17 interchange required to attain access to and egress from the facility is in the advance stages of deign. The plans for this and the environmental assessment will be submitted shortly for review by and approval of TFN and the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Q: What commercial tenants have signed up to be in the development?
A: This information is not yet available.

Q: When will the TFN have an opportunity to learn more about employment and contracting opportunities?
A: Information about employment and contracting opportunities will be provided once the agreements with tenants are finalized in July 2013.


Community Energy Survey

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We are interested in getting some feedback about what you think regarding energy use in your home and in the community. We have created a very short survey (5 questions) to help us get some feedback. Please click the link below to check out our survey! Thanks for your feedback!

Check out our Survey!



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Join Kelly Paul, Tsartlip First Nation community member, as she embarks on a life-changing journey across Vancouver Island. Kelly’s dream is to complete a 535 km marathon north to south to bring awareness to suicide prevention.


BFI Garbage Pick-up Reminder

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Please remember that BFI, and Warren as their helper, will only provide "household/doorstep garbage pick-up" for Elders only. All other community members must place their bins at the side of the road. BFI will not go through someone's yard or into their driveway to pick-up garbage. Also, if your garbage is missed, you must phone BFI directly at (250) 652-4414 to reschedule a pick-up.


Elder's Loonie Toonie Winners

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Kid Activity Set -- Naomi
Chocolate Bunny--Lance N.
CD Player & Chocolate --Doreen T
Pink Easter Basket --Sadie U.
Blue Easter Basket --Myron
Fresca --Alisha M.
Kids Bag -- Destiny P.
Jam & Jelly Basket --Lisa A. U.
Bath set, Olay .-- Monique S.
Chips & Dip Set -- Jessica U.
Pop & Chips -- Susan W.
Bath Set -- Fiona H.
Bread Maker -- Steve

Jacket (red & black) set -- H/A Underwood
Tigger Jacket -- S & T Leon
Drum Bag -- Vic & Joyce
Leather Purse -- Helen Jack
Cherry Coke & glasses -- Darlene Horne
Diet Coke & glasses -- Joyce & Vic
Rice & storage -- Alisha M.
Cedar Headband -- Jessica U.
Paddle – Cedar -- Edith
Wolf Carving -- Michelle Morris
Gloves & Screwdrivers -- Darlene Horne
Coke & Cooler --  Marlene Rice
Roaster -- Sadie U.
Kitchen set & Clock -- Darlene & Destiny
2 Royal’s Hockey Ticket -- Jessica U.

Fundraising Totals
Breakfast $356.00
Donation $30.00
$1/$2 $679.00
TOTAL $1,065.00



Learning House - April

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PLEASE note the times of TSAWOUT Youth Program Schedule for your child(ren)'s attendance:

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday


  • 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday
  • 4:00 pm on Friday

I am so thankful and grateful to the Healing Response Committee of the Anglican Church of Canada for funds made available to I,TOTELṈEW̱,ÁUTW̱ - Learning House Cultural Awareness Project. With this Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation, the students have already participated in many Cultural activities in January, February, March and continuing into April. Thank you for your support and involvement in these activities.


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