The Infrastructure and Government Services division consists of the Housing, Lands, Public Works Departments plus the Sechelt Indian Government District.
The Sechelt Indian Government District (SIGD) is the local government, recognized via provincial legislation to represent shíshálh Nation members and non-Nation members. The purpose of SIGD is to receive provincial grants applicable to a BC municipality, to purchase services such as fire protection and road maintenance and to collect and remit provincial and regional taxes. Please visit the SIGD page for more information and the Forms and Documents Page to download bylaws or forms related to SIGD.
The Housing Department is responsible for the allocation of all shíshálh Nation housing and budgets funds for the construction, renovation and repairs for those housing units. A revised housing policy and strategy were identified as a priority by the community and in response the Housing Committee undertook a housing strategy to look at short and long-term housing needs of our community. Please visit the Housing Page for more information and the Forms and Documents page to download a housing application.
The Lands Department works in conjunction with other departments regarding development opportunities. The Department is responsible for administering 33 parcels of lands located throughout the shíshálh Nation. The land is held in fee simple and spreads over 1000 hectares, stretching from xe’nichen (the north end of Jervis inlet, to kalp-ilin (Pender Harbour) in the west and Ch’atl-lich (Sechelt) in the south east. The Lands Department grants leases, licenses, permits, rights of way or any of the interest in the shíshálh Nation. Please visit the Forms and Documents Page to download lease, improvement and seller information forms.
The Public Works Department is responsible for new infrastructure construction and maintenance and janitorial services for shíshálh Nation buildings. The department has its own Public Works Yard where equipment is stored and serviced.