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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

COVID-19 MARCH 26, 2020 UPDATE

Member Update March 26, 2020.SAC To:              Malachan Community Residents From:          Chief and Council Date:           March 26, 2020 Re:              COVID19 Ditidaht has been working very diligently to put safety measures in place for the community....

COVID-19 News Alert – March 18, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 COVID19 NEWS ALERT! Ditidaht Chief and Council are taking every precautionary measure to ensure health and safety of our members and staff in the face of Coronavirus (COVID19). As of tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, 2020, all Ditidaht offices...

COVID-19 Community Update – March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 COVID 19 Until further notice, local programs and services in Malachan will continue. Please watch for regular updates and changes. COVID 19 is a virus that everyone is trying to minimize exposure to and Ditidaht is recommending the following...

Invitation

Welcoming Babies & Welcoming Home Children in Care March 15th, 2020 Location: Community Hall Start time: Lunch at noon Cultural Song & Dance Please bring shawls & Drums Welcoming Babies & Children In Care

Call for Catering Bid

Call for Catering Bid Please submit your bid to Peggy Hewa Marambage E-mail Fax- 250-745-3741 Deadline March 6th, 2020 For 150 people-menu-food safe certificate- Beverages-condiments,hall set up-clean up- Event Date: March 15th, 2020 Call for...

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...

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