Hupacasath First Nation and City of Port Alberni

Unique Features of this Partnership

Areas of Collaboration – Joint CED Themes

  • Collaborative Community Events
  • Land-use Planning
  • Inclusive Tourism
  • Supportive Housing
  • Active or Public Transit
  • Employment, Training and Job Creation


  • Established a Working Group that meets monthly.
  • Issued a joint media release.
  • Participated in CEDI Workshop #1.
  • Participated in CEDI Workshop #2.
  • Jointly applied and received a grant from Island Coastal Economic Trust.
  • Jointly hired consultant to create a conceptual master plan and vision document for parcels of land of shared interest.

In the Media:

Why Work Together?

“The CEDI program gives our three governments the opportunity over the next three years to work and learn from each other in order to create an opportunity that will benefit everyone.”

- Chief Councillor Brandy Lauder, Hupacasath First Nation

“One strategic priority at the City of Port Alberni is to foster a complete community; one that is safe, healthy, and inclusive. Another is to enable the new economy. These priorities are intimately linked and only through respectful partnerships and creative approaches can they be achieved. With this joint initiative, we see great opportunity to build on these priorities as we look to foster a more collaborative economy that provides equal opportunity for all citizens of the Alberni Valley.”

- Mayor Sharie Minions, City of Port Alberni

Next Steps