Conseil de la Nation Haisla et District de Kitimat

Unique Features of this Partnership

Areas of Collaboration – Joint CED Themes

  • Cultural and Educational Initiatives
  • Collaborative Community Events
  • Land-use Planning
  • Inclusive Tourism
  • Active or Public Transit
  • Food Security and Sovereignty
  • Employment, Training and Job Creation


  • Established a Working Group that meets monthly.
  • Issued a joint media release announcing partnership.
  • Participated in CEDI Workshop #1.
  • Participated in CEDI Workshop #2.
  • Jointly presented at BC Links to Learning.
  • Established four sub-committees, each with Terms of Reference and a work plan for 2023: land-use and marine-use planning, tourism, capacity development and employment, collaborative and inclusive events.

Why Work Together?

“We recognize that working together to address our economic challenges will strengthen our relationship and the regional economy and move our communities forward.”


- Chief Councillor Crystal Smith

“I am incredibly happy to see the start of this program to build and enhance the critical relationship between the District of Kitimat and Haisla Nation. What we will accomplish over the next two years in this program will pave the way to a stronger community and economy.”

- Mayor Phil Germuth, District of Kitimat

Next Steps