Blog

Toquaht Nation Coastal Adaptation Plan

It seems like every time you turn on the TV or open Facebook someone is talking about Climate Change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a concerning report that says we are already feeling the impact of climate change. These impacts include increasing frequency and intensity of storms, forest fires, droughts, and floods. Sea level rise due to climate… Read more →

Macoah Zoning Update

The Toquaht Nation’s goal is to bring people home to a thriving community. As a self-governing Nation, we control the use of our lands, community development, zoning, and everything that comes along with it. We’ve been working to develop a Zoning and Structures Act, with input from Toquaht citizens to guide the way.   Check out the following documents (click… Read more →

Exciting Housing Update

In Toquaht’s Lands, Resources and Public Works department, there is plenty of excitement about housing this year! Toquaht is partnering with INAC and M’akola Development to build 6 new units of social housing at Macoah. The project will break ground in the summer of 2017 and will be complete by March 2018. These social housing units will be managed by… Read more →

Social Determinants of Health

The Gathering Wisdom forum this year took place November 30 – December 2, 2016, in Vancouver. The theme was Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future. We acknowledged that “social determinants of health” are not a new concept to Indigenous peoples. This holistic concept of health reflects our connection between physical, mental, spiritual and emotional dimensions of well-being.… Read more →

‘Hope, Health and Healing’ Forum on Suicide Prevention

In 2013, the First Nations Health Authority – the first of its kind in Canada – assumed the health-related programs, services and responsibilities for First Nations peoples in BC that were formerly handled by Health Canada. The FNHA has 5 health regions in BC, with Vancouver Island being one of the regions. Within the Vancouver Island Region, there are three… Read more →