Bamfield Community School Association and Huu-ay-aht host 2023 Spring Break Camp

During the week of March 13-17, 2023, the Bamfield Community School Association and Huu-ay-aht First Nation will be hosting a Spring Break Camp at the House of Huu-ay-aht.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Please click here: Registration form


Before any child can be left in the care of staff for the Spring Break Camp, we need to ensure that the Permission Form has been completed by parent/guardian. Forms can be printed and filled out or will be available for parents/guardians to sign at House of Huu-ay-aht on Monday morning. Bus pick-up will not be provided on Monday morning for children who have not returned a waiver/permission form.     

Bus pick up schedule:

9:30 a.m. leave Anacla

9:45 a.m. leave the Bamfield School

10 a.m. Arrive at the House of Huu-ay-aht


Mel Edwards
Huu-ay-aht Cultural Worker

Jaslyn Haberl
BCSA Coordinator

Huu-ay-aht Request for bid on catering in Anacla now being accepted

We will need:

March 31 – lunch and dinner

April 1 – light breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Approx. 10-15 people

Deadline to submit bid: Monday, March 13, 2023

If you are interested, please submit your menu, bid, and food safe certificate to and

Four Bedroom Unit Available March 15, 2023

Notice of available Huu-ay-aht rental housing unit

  • four bedroom, 2 bath unit in a duplex in upper Anacla is available for rent starting March 15, 2023
  • Rent will be set 30% of total household income.
  • Applications requiring both deep and moderate subsidies will be considered. 

Deadline for application is March 8, 2023.

Please fill out rental housing application here: click here

For more information or to apply for a rental unit, please contact Tiana Peters, Huu-ay-aht Rental Housing Coordinator at or 250-720-6740.

Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council Wants Citizen Feedback

Huu-ay-aht  Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council Survey

Huu-ay-aht  Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council are wanting to hear from Huu-ay-aht citizens to help document information about traditional names. By completing this survey, it will help identify who has a traditional name and who doesn’t. Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council plans to further its research with the end goal of each member within their house having a traditional name.

We appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to complete this survey: Huu-ay-aht  Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council Survey

Supports Available to Huu-ay-aht citizens on February 21, 2023

On February 13, 2023, Tseshaht First Nations announced they will be publicly releasing the Phase 1 findings from research and scanning through the ʔuuʔatumin yaqckʷiimitqin (Doing It for Our Ancestors) project on February 21, 2023 at 1 p.m. The announcement will take place at the Maht Mahs Gym (5000 Mission Rd., Port Alberni) and it will be live streamed.

Huu-ay-aht Child and Family Wellness have created a space for Huu-ay-aht citizens who attended the Alberni Indian Residential School or those affected, to view the announcement and have support available as needed.

The live stream of the announcement will be shown at both of the Huu-ay-aht Government Offices, and Huu-ay-aht support workers will be available during this time.

Port Alberni and Anacla Government Office

12:30 – 4 p.m.

čamas, coffee, tea will be served

Please reach out to the Huu-ay-aht Child and Family Wellness Team for support at 250-723-0100.

For full press release from Tseshaht First Nations: click here

Supports Available to those affected by residential school

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society: 1-800-721-0066

Indian Residential School 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419

Huu-ay-aht Cultural Support

Cory Howard Sr. or Mel Edwards: 250-728-3414

Quu’asa Services

David Zryd (Clinical Counsellor): 250-724-3939
or 250-720-5999 – in Anacla on Wednesdays

Cherie Elliott (Resolution Health Support Worker – Residential School Survivors):
250-724-3939 or 250-731-6645

Richard Watts (Resolution Health Support Worker – Residential School Survivors):

Other Supports

First Nations Health Authority Counsellors – please call Shannon at 250-723-0100 for contact info for counsellors in your area or visit:

Vancouver Island Crisis Line (24/7):
call 1-888-494-3888 or
text 250-800-3806 (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

KUU-US Crisis Line Society (24/7): 1-800-588-8717

BC Crisis Line Suicide Prevention (24/7): 1-800-784-2433

BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789