Economic Development

Established in 1992, the Economic Development Department is responsible for creating and sustaining business and partnerships that provide economic growth and stability for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Born out of the Nation's need for an body that was able to oversee TWN businesses from an organizational perspective, it has expanded its mandate to include fiscal policy-making and reporting, making applications for government grants and applications, developing and managing initiatives for the community and maintaining annual budgets.  All initiatives aim to develop a strong community by building business opportunities that create independence.  As a government department of the Administration, the department ensures that all activities correspond with the overall goals for the community as determined by Chief and Council.

Department Functions Include

  • Overlooking the management of all community owned businesses, specifically strategic planning and budgeting
  • Business relationship building
  • Applying for business development funding and government reporting
  • Running several businesses on behalf of the Nation


Contact Information

TWN Economic Development
700 Apex Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7H 2R5
Ph: 604-924-2338 Fax: 604-924-2339

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