More commonly referred to as the “Band Office”, all of the administrative work for the Heiltsuk First Nation happens here. The Band Office is open from 8:00AM – 4:30PM Mon – Fri (closed during lunch hour and on holidays).
The Municipal Department provides administrative support to Council, Committees of Council and departmental operations, ensuring the most cost-efficient delivery of services to the public.
The Heiltsuk Gvilas Restorative Justice Program founded in 1999 strives on inclusion, accountability & transparency. We work together in the community for the community whether it be in the court system, local meetings or community events.
In the BC Region, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) funds First Nations and First Nations organisations to administer benefits and services to individuals and families living on reserve who are in financial need. Benefits and services include Income Assistance, Child and Family Services, Assisted Living (Adult Care), the National Child Benefit Reinvestment Initiative, and the Family Violence Initiative.
HIRMD was established in January 2010 as an integrated approach to stewardship and decision-making related to land, water and cultural resources within Heiltsuk Territory. By providing technical advice to the Heiltsuk Tribal Council (HTC), HIRMD is responsible for land and marine use planning, managing the land and fisheries programs, implementing forestry initiatives, implementing the Reconciliation Protocol Agreement and other related agreements, and the protection of Heiltsuk culture and heritage.