Invitation to parents, grandparents, foster parents and Caregivers

Panel seeks citizen input for Huu-ay-aht solution.

Huu-ay-aht wishes to develop “Made-in-Huu-ay-aht” solutions that will help keep our children safe, happy, healthy, and connected to their Huu-ay-aht families and culture. An independent, four-member panel has been appointed to explore and recommend changes and improvements to child and family services for Huu-ay-aht families.

The panel has respectfully requested that Huu-ay-aht citizens meet with them to share stories and experiences. The panel needs to hear and learn from our people and from all caregivers for our children to understand what is working and what is not working for Huu-ay-aht children and families.

The Panel wishes to hear from us about:

  • You or your families experiences with child and family services,
  • Stories you have been told that guide or anchor a Huu-ay-aht way of caring for children and families,
  • Your thoughts and ideas about how to bring our children home and keep them safe, happy, healthy, and connected to our Huu-ay-aht culture.

The panel is open to meeting in whatever way people feel safe and comfortable to discuss these important issues, for example, with individuals privately and confidentially, with family groups, and in community gatherings.

The panel will also be available to meet in a variety of locations (e.g. Anacla, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Vancouver). For those who prefer to provide input to the panel in writing please send your written comments to the panel at the email address below.

The first community gathering with the panel will be:  

Sunday             and             Monday
January 15                          January 16
12 to 5 p.m.                         9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the Cedar Wood Lodge, 5895 River Road, Port Alberni, B.C.

Meeting Materials 


Community Services section of the Strategic Plan

Everyone who has information to share is encouraged to come. Please contact the panel at

Attend our “Healthy eating on a budget” session!

As part of our efforts to make the Nation stronger by improving your standards of living, we would like to invite you to our “Healthy Eating on a Budget” workshop. Have fun with us, share tips, make friends and learn more about buying better ingredients, planing your meals, etc.

Remember that we have the Fresh Food Box and the Food Fish programs to support you, as well.

Please contact Kristen Young, Community Health and Social Development Coordinator, for more information:
Office: 250.728.3414
Ext: 208

Healthy Eating on a budget poster

Help us improve our services!

We are listening!

We want to ensure that we meet your expectations. Please use this form to tell us about your experience taking part in our programs and how we can improve our offer. You can evaluate the quality of our areas of service by giving from 1 point to 5 points, accordingly. Please choose one of the three versions available:

Quality Service Evaluation Form (PDF)

Quality Service Evaluation Form (Survey Monkey)

Your name and email address are optional! To be included in the prize draw, you must do one of the following:
1) Fill out the personal info section of the survey, or
2) If you would prefer to enter anonymously, please email your name, address, and phone number to With “Survey Contest” in the subject line.

ƛ̓eko  ƛ̓eko (tl̓-eko, Thank you!)


Huu-ay-aht First Nations Food Box Program Rules (Updated)

Our second round of the Food Box program is now complete. ƛ̓eko (tl̓-eko, Thank you!) for your support! We just wanted to take this time to remind you of the rules and invite you to apply for next month’s food box. Find the form here!

1. Households with 1-4 members qualify to receive one food box.

2. Households with 5 or more members qualify to receive two food boxes.

3. Citizens can only submit one application per household.

4. Food boxes are delivered as follows:

  • Victoria—First week of the month (Tuesday-Friday, will always be the same day of the week for each household).
  • Vancouver—Second Tuesday of the month.
  • Nanaimo and Parksville—Second Tuesday of the month.
  • Anacla—Second Wednesday of the month.
  • Port Alberni—Second Thursday of the month.

5. In order to be guaranteed a food box for a given month, you must:

a) Have signed up for the food box program 10 days before the delivery date for that month.

b) Be available during the day of delivery that is specified for your location.

c) Have provided 10 days’ notice of a change of address if you have moved recently.

6. A limited number of extra food boxes will be available to citizens who did not register for the food box program in advance. These food boxes will be available on a first come, first served basis.

7. With the exception of food boxes for those with food allergies, the contents of all food boxes are the same. Staff cannot trade the contents of one food box for another based on personal preferences.

8. If a friend or family member is going to be picking up your food box for you, please notify the office.


Trades Discovery Program Application Form

Huu-ay-aht is committed to move the Nation forward. Let us know how we can help you achieve your goals by filling out this form:

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