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Ditidaht Development

The Ditidaht Economic Development Corporation (DDC) manages economic development for the Ditidaht Nation. Our mandate is to optimize existing resources and businesses and identify new opportunities. Read about some of our current projects below, or get in touch today.

Current projects

Caycuse Campground and Windsurf Park Expansion
The DDC is presently expanding their campground to included over 50 new sites, washrooms and day use areas. The project is presently underway with the financial assistance of Island Coastal Economic Trust and Worksafe BC and is expected to be completed by April 2020.
Regional signage
Overview

New signage will make it easier for community members, tourists and others to navigate throughout the Nitinaht Region.

This initiative is part of a larger conversation with regional and provincial partners around road improvements and upgrades.

Partners

Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure, Parks Canada, Western forest Products, Timber West, Teal Jones

Status

Signs will be installed on highways and logging roads in 2017.

Contractors

Ditidaht Dev Corp

Tourism Marketing – Nitinaht Lake and Doobah Fishing Camp
Overview

The Ditidaht Development Corporation is exploring enhanced tourism opportunities for the Nitinaht Lake area, including the 350 hectare Doobah Fishing Camp Site.

Key tourism features include a new (third) entry point for West Coast Trail managed by the DDC, shorter hikes and Comfort Camping for “weekend warriors” and more casual adventurers who may not wish to hike all 75 kilometres of the trail, and recent upgrades to Windsurf Park and the Nitinat Lake Motel.

Ditidaht has commenced construction of the Windsurf Park Expansion opening May 2019. 40 hectares of Ditidaht private lands bordering the existing campsite will see an additional 40 tenting sites and 12 RV sites as well as trail systems and access to both the Caycuse River and Looper Creek.

Partners
  • Destination BC
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • Parks Canada
  • West Coast Trail Cooperation Board
  • Province of BC
Status

These projects are on-going with annual upgrades and expansion

Contractors

Ditidaht Development Corp, Castlemain Group, PFS Studios

St Jean’s Seafood Cannery
Overview

The Ditidaht Nation is a one fifth partner in St Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse, and the Raincoast Trading Company.

The Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Development Corporation (NSDC) purchased the operations in June 2016.

The NSDC represents five West Coast First Nations from the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Kyuquot/Checklesaht, Uchucklesaht and Ucluelet). St Jean’s has been in operation on Vancouver Island since 1960.

Partners
  • Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Development Corporation, which represents five West Coast First Nations from the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Kyuquot/Checklesaht, Uchucklesaht and Ucluelet)
  • Gerard St Jean, former cannery owner
  • Steve Hughes, former cannery president
  • Canadian Western Bank

 

Status
  • Currently employ 130 people

 

Website

Forest and Cedar Products
Overview

Ditidaht Forestry Ltd (DFL) and Ditidaht Cedar Salvage (DCS) were established in 2015 and 1999 respectively.

DFL holds 3 Timber Sale Licences in both Tree Farm Licences 44 & 46 and is actively logging in partnership with Timber West.

DCS salvages cedar blocks from the TFLs for shakes and shingles.

The Ditidaht Development Corporation is presently in negotiations with the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resources as well as Western Forest Products and Teal Jones to acquire long-term access to resources through licences and/or revenue sharing.

Partners
  • Timberwest Corporation
  • Teal Jones
  • Western Forest Products
  • Ministry of Forest Lands & Natural Resources BC
Status

Revenue generated support administrative  Education and Equity for Developing projects

Employment Opportunities

Weekly Malachan Community Newsletter

The weekly community newsletter is out. Please see attached. Feb 12 - 19 2020

West Coast Trail Watchmen & Interpretive Guardian

Please see attached a job advertisement. 5 Positions available. Apply as directed on the document. Parks Guardian Job Postings 2020

Uyxabs Quarterly Newsletter is Now Available

The Uyxabs Newsletter is available for your reading pleasure. January 2020 Please ensure all your contact information is up to date by sending it to Karen Mack, Ditidaht Membership Clerk/IRA at 1-888-745-3366, ext. 225 or by e-mail to , and...

Indian Day School

Please see attached an information sheet on sessions that are being held in Port Alberni, regarding the Indian Day School. For more information please reach out to Richard Watts or Daisy Elliott at NTC at 250-724-3939.   Indian Day School Info Flyer2020 (2)...

Ditidaht First Nation Post Season Fisheries Meeting

The Post Season Fisheries Meeting has been re-scheduled. Please see the below link. DFN.Fisheries.Post Season Update meeting.2020.01.22

Marine Safety and Response Coordinator – Training Position

Please see the below job posting:   JOB POSTING ROLE TITLE: Marine Safety and Response Coordinator-Training Position DEPARTMENT: Administration REPORTING TO: Ditidaht First Nation Administrator LOCATION: Ditidaht First Nation Office JOB SUMMARY Reporting to the...

Governance (Band) Meeting – Roberts Bank Terminal 2

The Robert Bank Terminal 2 has been re-scheduled When: Sunday January 12th, 2020 @ 10am Where: Ditidaht Community Hall in Malachan Council would like to give an update on the project since the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 panel hearing on June 18th, 2019.  ...

Catering Bids – For December 14th, 2019 Governance (Band) Meeting

A reminder we are still accepting catering bids for the December 14th, Governance (Band) meeting. All bids need to be in by December 10th, 2019. Please see attached for more information. Catering bid for Dec 14 band meeting

Ditidaht Fisheries Post Season Meeting

Please see the attached notice regarding the Ditidaht Fisheries Post Season Meeting.   DFN.Fisheries.Post Season Update meeting.2019.12.03    

Notice from Ditidaht Membership Clerk

Membership notice Nov 30 Dec 1 Notice from the Ditidaht Membership Clerk I (Karen Mack) will be travelling to the following locations to do Certificate of Indian Status Cards for Ditidaht Membership only, at the Ditidaht ‘Village Plan Update’ meetings. Date:...

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