Community Well-Being

Ceremonial raising of the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole, Hlk’yah GawGa (Windy Bay), Haida Gwaii. Photo by Jeffrey Gibbs.

The key to a durable and healthy environment in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii is ensuring a permanent link between the region’s ecology and the prosperity of First Nations communities.  Coast Funds was created to form a vital connection between sustainable development, the well-being of First Nations communities, and the permanent conservation of the region’s globally rare ecosystems.

Coast Funds Projects Strengthen Community Well-Being

First Nations work closely with Coast Funds to measure the contribution every project makes to strengthening environmental conservation, economic prosperity, social empowerment, and cultural vitality:

Environmental Conservation

First Nations are leading conservation and research initiatives in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii to protect and sustain the ecological integrity of the region.

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Economic Prosperity

First Nations are growing local economies by investing in businesses, creating jobs, and developing new assets in the region. By building resilient communities, First Nations are able to support community well-being through employment and financial wealth.

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Social Empowerment

First Nations are empowering their community members through new employment opportunities, increasing income levels, professional certifications, and higher education.

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Cultural Vitality

First Nations are revitalizing cultural traditions to ensure indigenous knowledge and traditional stewardship practices are sustained for future generations.

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