Huu-ay-aht Invites Families to the 2022 Thrive Together Family Workshop

Huu-ay-aht Child and Family Wellness team invites Huu-ay-aht families (and those caring for Huu-ay-aht children) to learn and grow with Brad and DeeAnna Dennis as they present the Thrive Together Family Workshop over two days (October 12-13, 2022).

Brad and DeeAnna Dennis have invested over 20 years in developing a thriving family life by interweaving their Christian faith in Creator God with Huu-ay-aht teachings. This process has involved decolonizing their Christianity, learning from their Huu-ay-aht ancestors and using the tools they have developed in their professional practice as mental health professionals with children and families. Their workshops are designed to meet the needs of people with various learning styles. So they use stories, interactive exercises visuals, and scientific research.

Journey with Brad and DeeAnna through topics including; healthy roots of self care, strong trunk of marriage & community, and fruit bearing relational parenting.

Use the form below or click here to register.

Bamfield Main Road Update – September 26, 2022

Construction continues on the Bamfield Main Project. The full detour remains in effect both for the public and residents. RCMP monitoring of the road is underway to ensure safe driving practices are being adhered to. Access points to Poets Nook and Sarita are being maintained.

All industrial traffic will have access through construction areas with limited delays. The 60 KM speed limit remains in effect on the detour 24 hours a day seven days a week. Crews will continue working on culverts, borrow fill, rip rap, bridge building, signage, and crush placement. Watch for flaggers and construction crew and reduce speed in construction areas.

Visitors, citizens, and Huu-ay-aht staff using the road are asked to expect delays and to obey road signs and flaggers. The detour is in place 24 hours a day regardless of construction work taking place. Please visit: for the latest public updates.

2022 Community Engagement Session Announcement

Planning for the 2022 Community Engagement Sessions is underway providing citizens an opportunity to get together and ask questions and discuss the topics below.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6 p.m.

Community Engagement Session Topics

  • HRMP (Hishuk ma cawak Intergrated Management Plan)  
  • Amendments to the Citizenship Act

Session Locations and Times


October 6, 2022
House of Huu-ay-aht


October 19, 2022
Coast Bastion Hotel
11 Bastion St.


November 1 2022
The Aboriginal Mother Centre
2019 Dundas St.

Port Alberni

October 18, 2022
Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel


November 2, 2022
Songhees Wellness Centre
1100 Admirals Rd.

Questions or comments can be sent to

Evacuation Plan Survey

The ACRD has begun planning for evacuation routes as part of the plan with boundaries including Huu‐ay‐aht First Nations lands. The project has been awarded to Calian Group Ltd.

Calian Group Ltd. has requested citizen input through an online evacuation procedure survey. The survey is open until October 21, 2022, and all citizens and residents of Anacla are encouraged to complete the survey to help Calian understand what an emergency evacuation may look like for you and your family.  Survey Link

The project boundary includes:
• Bamfield & Long Beach Electoral Areas in entirety,
• Huu‐ay‐aht First Nations lands,
• Toquaht Nation lands,
• Uchucklesaht Tribe lands,
• Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ lands.

More information about the project and funding announcement can be found on the BC Government website.



Housing Update (June 6, 2022)

Huu-ay-aht continues to work with BC Housing on the next approved units. With final approvals, building these unit should start in fall 2022.

The Huu-ay-aht Housing Authority has also hired Tiana Peters to provide assistance to the Housing Authority and to tenants in helping to identify and resolve rental housing issues. Tiana will assist tenants in developing maintenance issues, working with Huu-ay-aht maintenance employees to ensure units are accessible, and that work is done in a timely manner. 

Tiana will also be responsible for undertaking regular safety inspections. As the landlord, the Housing Authority has a responsibility to inspect all units for safety issues. Tiana will follow the process outlined in the rental agreements and arrange for access in advance. Tiana can be contacted at