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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.

Board of Directors
Jack Thompson
Peggy Hartman
Carl Edgar Jr.
Crystal Amos
Elaine Layman

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

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:...

Village Plan – Community Engagement Session

Please see attached information about the upcoming information sessions for the Village Plan. We will be hosting three different sessions in three different communities. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to Shelley Chester @ 250-755-7824 or...

Accepting Catering Bids for December 14th, 2019

Catering bid for Dec 14 band meeting We are now accepting Catering Bids for the upcoming Governance (Band) Meeting on December 14th, 2019. Start: 10am at the Ditidaht Community Hall Please submit your bid for 50 people including the following: Food Safe Certificate...

October 2019 Newsletter

The October 2019 newsletter will be arriving in the mail. October 2019

Notice- Sept 2019 – DFN Elk Tag Draw

Notice- September 27-19 DFN Elk Tag Draw 2019-20 Ditidaht First Nation PO Box 340 Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M8 Tel: (250)745-3333 Fax: (250)745-3332 Toll Free: 1-888-745-3366 email: Notice: DFN- Elk Hunting Endorsement/ Tags Draw 2019/20. Draw Date is...

FNHA Launches New Health and Benefits Plan

All Membership, Please review the new Health and Benefits Plan that has recently been launched by FNHA. All Questions regarding this should be directed to the First Nations Health Authority at 1-855-550-5454. FNHA-New-Dental-Vision-MSE-Benefits-Plan

September 16th – 2019 – Letter from Membership Clerk

Please see attached a letter from the membership clerk. membership letter sept 16

Catering Bids Now Being Accepted

We are looking for catering bids for September 21, 2019 Governance (Band) meeting - Audit Review. Please see attached. Catering Bids August 22 for Sept 21 2019

Fisheries Coordinator with Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood LP.

2019.08 NSLP Fisheries Coordinator Job Posting Draft The Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood LP department has asked us to share this job posting.  

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