STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2026

  • Mission: To promote and maintain a healthy, safe, and thriving community that is grounded in our traditional laws, language, and culture.

  • Vision: Tsartlip is a community of strong, independent people who have built a self-sufficient Nation that thrives in harmony with the W̱SÁNEĆ culture, lands, and waters to which we belong.

Goals

Goal: Tsartlip is a Self-sufficient Nation

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Institute Financial Administration Law (FAL) and supporting policies [Finance]
  • Create Administration’s organizational structure and secure Council approval [All Directors]
  • Source IT provider & create shared drive for work groups and implement hardware upgrades [Finance]
  • Create Tsartlip Economic Development Strategy [Economic Development]
  • Create communication plan and policy process for Economic Development businesses [Economic Development] ` Identify Administrative position to provide support to committees, council, and administrator [Administration]
  • Implement Tsartlip Deputy Chief position [Administration]
  • Institute annual general meetings and annual reporting to community [Administration]
  • Identify and implement a process to recruit and select committee members, update the governance policy on committees, and create a standard Terms of Reference for Committees [Administration and All Departments]
  • Secure New Relationship Trust funding to develop and implement Economic Development Corporate Structure [Economic Development]
  • Explore providing programs to community members for training in, for example, CPR, First Aid, Food Safe, Super Host etc. [Health and Social Programs]
  • Identify roles to ensure effective & efficient communication between staff and community [Administration]
    • Identify process to support delivery of communication
    • Determine process to increase collaboration between departments

Goal: Our people are healthy, strong, and independent

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Develop a community-based Health Plan that incorporates traditions & cultural methods [Health and Social Programs]
  • Explore changing Tsartlip First Nation to traditional name and create new logo (rebranding & SWAG) [Stewardship]
  • Create plan to teach traditions to children and youth and to make the cultural assets/ knowledge available to the community [Stewardship Lead, Health and Social Programs support]
  • Promote sports and support athletes by acknowledging sporting achievements and profiling role models within the community [Health and Social Programs]
  • Reinitiate health communication campaigns including mental health and nutrition [Health and Social Programs]
  • Resource the Good Food Box program [Health and Social Programs]
  • Provide daily language words through social media and create a Senćoŧen language dictionary [Health and Social Programs]
  • Establish protocol agreements for those who wish to use the school during emergency situations (link with School Board) [Housing and Public Works]
  • Explore integrating Health & Social Departments and services [Health and Social Programs]
  • Apply for Coast Salish Employment & Training (CSET) program opportunities and increase community awareness [Health and Social Programs]
  • Establish and communicate opportunities for student job shadowing and placements [Health and Social Programs]
  • Communicate employment postings through communication channels [Administration]
  • Create recognition program to acknowledge student accomplishments (sports/ed achievements) and retirements [Administration]
  • Research what additional education programs families would like (e.g., assistance paying for driving tests) [Health and Social Programs]
  • Provide $200 bursary for post-secondary school grads [Administration] ` Meet with School Board regarding funding flow (2Xyr) [Administration]

Goal: We maintain a safe and thriving community with adequate housing and infrastructure

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Negotiate service agreements with Central Saanich [Public Works and Housing] for
    • Water
    • Wastewater
    • Fire protection
    • General Services
  • Complete major upgrades on Band Office (roof, floor, painting) [Public Works and Housing]
  • Complete Phase 1 of roads and drainage project [Public Works and Housing]
  • Draft and communicate staffing and procedures/policy related to home renos [Public Works and Housing]
  • Develop Mold Remediation Policy [Public Works and Housing]
  • Review and update Housing Policy [Public Works and Housing]
  • Feasibility study for boat ramp [Stewardship with Capital Projects Support]
  • Develop process for how Health & Housing can work together on home safety concerns (e.g., mold, infestations) [Public Works and Housing with Housing and Social Programs Support]
  • Draft and communicate process for community members to build their own homes [Public Works and Housing]
  • Draft and communicate home maintenance information to community members [Public Works and Housing]
  • Review water/sewer costs related to the school [Public Works and Housing]
  • Hire a Housing Manager [Public Works and Housing]

Goal: We live in harmony with the W̱SÁNEĆ culture, lands, and waters

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Establish Tsartlip Language and Culture Department [Health and Social Programs]
  • Provide daily language lessons to community (e.g., word of the day) [Health and Social Programs]
  • Clarify who is responsible for the Big House (who makes decisions, clarify support/limitations, clarify Council’s role) [Stewardship]
  • Create a Stewardship Department to handle referrals (e.g., Salish Sea Initiative) [Stewardship]
  • Create list of knowledge keepers & Elders [Health and Social Programs with Stewardship support]
  • Build community pride through things like Tsartlip branded clothing and other items to be given away on significant days (Sept 30, antibullying, cancer survivor celebrations, Remembrance Day, and other special events) [Health and Social Programs]

Goal: Tsartlip is a Self-sufficient Nation

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Identify sufficient office space for Administration (review Administration Building lease) [Administration]
  • Establish Human Resource Department [Administration]
  • Review and update Policy and Procedure Manual [Administration]
  • Create up-to-date asset management system and record keeping policy (with digital and paper process) [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing, Finance]
  • Complete Gas Station ‘pump’ expansion [Economic Development]
  • Establish complaints policy and process for membership that is safe for staff [Administration]
  • Develop policy/protocols to recover overhead costs related to leasing/providing space to others [Administration, Capital Projects]
  • Identify appropriate storage for files [Finance]
  • Archive inactive files [Finance]

Goal: Our people are healthy, strong, and independent

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Complete Health Centre expansion [Health and Social Programs, Capital Projects]
  • Restructure Health Department to foster more autonomy to innovate [Health and Social Programs]
  • Formalize Food Security Program [Health and Social Programs, with Stewardship support]
  • Explore creation of a Daycare/Preschool for Tsartlip and establish Head Start Program [Health and Social Programs with Capital Projects support]
  • Create educational partnership agreements with recent governance funding received [Administration]
  • Create additional space to enhance the health program [Health and Social Programs with Capital Projects support]
  • Explore hiring a job counsellor to support community employment initiatives [Health and Social Programs]

Goal: We maintain a safe and thriving community with adequate housing and infrastructure

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Develop 6 new homes (CMHC) [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Design & build water/sewer upgrades (tie in clusters) [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Create address map to ensure 911 services can find all addresses [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • BC Housing Project (Rentals) [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Design and build wellness centre/gym [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Phase 2 of Design/build for roads and drainage project [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Draft and communicate a program to maintain and manage Band-owned homes [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]

Goal: We live in harmony with the W̱SÁNEĆ culture, lands, and waters

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Undertake a Comprehensive Community Plan [Health and Social Programs]
  • Create Tsartlip Song [Health and Social Programs]
  • Feasibility study for new Longhouse [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing with Stewardship support]
  • Develop a Referrals Process [Stewardship]
  • Invest in a traditional youth conference to show how to stay healthy through traditional ways [Health and Social Programs]
  • Create policy/plan for emergency management [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Create land-based programs (Pepáken Háute) [Stewardship]
  • Provide culture camps through Salish Sea Initiative (SSI) [Stewardship]
  • Establish Lands Department and hire Lands Officer [Administration]
  • Undertake a Land Use Plan [Lands]

Goal: Tsartlip is a Self-sufficient Nation

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Establish formal support for entrepreneurs and trades people [Economic Development and Administration]
  • Feasibility study to rework soccer fields [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Complete addition to Reserve (farm) [Administration]
  • Explore how to build member employment capacity and interest in high demand jobs [Health and Social Programs]
  • Feasibility study for Hovey Rd expansion and housing subdivision [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Transfer Hovey Rd. to Tsartlip [Administration]
  • Research and evaluate self-government options [Administration]
  • Establish a Youth Council [Health and Social Programs]
  • Establish an Elder’s Council [Health and Social Programs]

Goal: We maintain a safe and thriving community with adequate housing and infrastructure

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Apply for funding to build new Longhouse [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Identify and plan to address the needs of Shaker Church located on TFN land (e.g., protocols, repairs, possible Board) [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]

Goal: We live in harmony with the W̱SÁNEĆ culture, lands, and waters

Projects to advance each strategic goal:

  • Reconciliation negotiations [Administration]
    • With Federal government (RIRSD)
    • With Provincial government
  • Create Animal Control Bylaw [Capital Projects, Public Works and Housing]
  • Develop Land Code [Lands]
  • Implement traditional language in territory place names [Stewardship]
  • Implement Douglas Treaty [Stewardship]
  • Revisit signage for pump & brand name [Economic Development]
  • Develop process to deal with multiple claims for lands (e.g., traditional holdings) [Lands]
  • Environmental monitoring to ensure proponent commitments are being addressed [Stewardship]
  • Create shared territory protocol [Stewardship]
  • Implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s actions with Tsartlip [Administration]
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Our Core Values

Accountability

Growth

Traditionalism