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.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organization who made this land use planning process possible:
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:
- Community development
- Culture and language
- Economic development
- Governance and management
- Health and wellness
- Land management and the environment
TWN Council ratified our Comprehensive Community Plan in 2010.
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.
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: