***News*** Power in Numbers 2016 - We are building relationships... On June 23, 2016 Coast Salish Development Corporation celebrated its third Power in Numbers, a networking event that brings First Nations and Industry together. Stz'uminus First Nation embraces win-win partnerships with other First Nation communities and Industry partners. Power in Numbers fosters such relationships. A big thank you to our speakers and all our guests!
***News*** Coast Salish Development Corporation won the Nanaimo Business Achievement Award in the "Corporate Social Responsibility" category. Other finalists in the category included the Coastal Community Credit Union, Island Savings Credit Union and MNP. Ray Gauthier accepted the award on behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, Stz'uminus First Nation Chief and Council and the community. The award is a recognition of everyone's hard work and a sign for Stz'uminus' bright future. Check out the CSDC facebook page for more information. (Mar 7, 2016)
***News*** Stz'uminus First Nation & TimberWest Sign MOU and Complete 700-acre Land Transaction Stz'uminus First Nation and TimberWest signed a Memorandum Of Understanding that will strengthen their existing working relationship and pave the way for future collaboration. The MOU is intended to ensure SFN's involvement in timbermanagement and harvesting... Click here for more information. (Dec 23, 2015)
***News*** We are now connected to Ladysmith water! Thanks to Stz'uminus Chief & Council's hard work, continued support from our community, funding from AANDC and close collaboration with the Town of Ladysmith we have officially switched over to Ladysmith water at Oyster Bay. Find out more about what's happening at Oyster Bay Development. (Nov 19, 2015)
Coast Salish Development Corporation (CSDC) is a Canadian corporation headquartered in Ladysmith, British Columbia. CSDC is the economic development agency of the Stz'uminus (Chemainus) First Nation. With a land base of more than 1,200 hectares, 11 kilometres of waterfront, and sizeable forestry and aquaculture holdings, CSDC offers attractive investment and partnership opportunities on Vancouver Island. The corporation's mandate is to build a $100 million local economy over the next 20 years. Our commitment to the environment extends throughout the Coast Salish group of companies. From water, land and air we are committed to supporting community growth, sustainability and environmental protection.
CSDC is responsible for managing and steering this growth through economic planning, developing major partnerships and joint ventures, building business relationships with the business community and other First Nations, negotiating partnership arrangements with the Crown and potential private sector partners, marketing, financing, and overseeing the activities of subsidiary businesses.
Read the CSDC Business Overview - Vision 2020 to learn about the innovative steps we're taking to bring development and partnerships to both "on and off Reserve" land.
CSDC is governed by a board of directors that reports to the Stz'uminus Band Council. This corporate style of governance reflects the Band's commitment to professional management of its economic development and fiduciary oversight of its investments. Click to download the CSDC Organizational Chart
Economic development at CSDC is organized by the market opportunities and asset mix of the Stz'uminus economic development portfolio. This includes: