The Tsleil-Waututh Nation develops plans in several crucial areas for our community:

  • Land Use Planning: To determine future uses of TWN reserve lands
  • Comprehensive Community Planning – To set an overarching direction for all our programs and services so they meet our community’s needs over the long-term
  • Infrastructure Planning – To prepare for long-term infrastructure needs on TWN reserve lands
  • Emergency Planning – To help our nation prepare to respond in the event of a natural disaster like an earthquake, flood or wildfire

Land Use Planning

The TWN Land Use Plan Law 2019 was enacted on January 22, 2019. The Land Use Plan forms part of this Law.

If you have any questions, please contact Deidre Thomas at  or

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organization who made this land use planning process possible:

TWN Land Use Plan Video Series (2019)

Land Use Plan – Intro Video 1:

Land Use Plan – History & Planning Video 2

Land Use Plan – Community Engagement Video 3

Land Use Plan – Future Development Video 4

Land Use Plan – Land Use & Implementation Video 5

Active Transportation Network Plan

The Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP) has been a community led process to create a document to guide future investments in walking and cycling infrastructure on TWN Lands.  

 The ATNP aims to:  

1. Encourage more people to make trips by walking, biking, rolling, and paddling instead of by vehicle,  

2. Create conditions for a healthier community,

3. Reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, 

4. Enhance cultural expression and reconnect Members, 

5. Support the objectives and initiatives of other community plans. 

Comprehensive Community Planning

Our Vision 2020 Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation is an aspirational document with an overarching vision for the community, created by the community. The CCP provides the community’s perspective on the full scope of our programs, services, facilities, and processes. Our leadership and staff are meant to ensure activities are in line with the CCP vision and goals for the future— so departmental work plans are designed to help realize the CCP—in key areas:

  • Communication
  • Community development
  • Culture and language
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Governance and management
  • Health and wellness
  • Infrastructure
  • Land management and the environment

TWN Council ratified our Comprehensive Community Plan in 2010.

Watch our Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) Film – “Visioning for the Future,” released in April 2023.

Infrastructure Planning

Public Works has been conducting a series of civil and geotechnical studies throughout the TWN reserve to prepare detailed, long-term infrastructure plans for these lands.

Emergency Planning

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has participated in joint emergency planning with the District of North Vancouver, City of Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, and the Squamish Nation.

Locally, TWN developed an Emergency Management Plan in 2009, which will be updated to streamline some complex procedures.

In addition, all reserve residents—members and leaseholders—should be able to meet their own needs for food and water for at least 72 hours (three days), in the event of an emergency, and ideally, for five days. Here are two provincial resources that can help you prepare for an emergency:

Prepared BC: Household Preparedness Guide
Prepared BC: Make your emergency plan