Economic Development Cowichan provides economic development, tourism marketing and film attraction services for the Cowichan Valley Regional District
Lake Cowichan First Nation’s traditional territory encompasses the entire Cowichan Lake watershed including the Indian Reserve that is the community core that houses the residential and administration building that is located on approximately 100 acres between the Youbou Highway and North Shore Road.
The Lake Cowichan people have settled and used a wide range of resources throughout their traditional territory, encompassing the land surrounding Cowichan Lake, its shoreline, and the adjacent streams and forest inland, the small lakes in the vicinity, and the uppermost portion of Cowichan River since ancient times. Such traditional use of resources throughout the territory has continued into modern times. Although small in number Lake Cowichan First Nation takes very seriously their role as stewards of their traditional territory and that is why LCFN is active in the participation in various working groups and initiatives aimed at protecting our resources.
LCFN has as a goal to expand their local economy and capitalize on the robust tourism market in the local area.
The LCFN vision is:To build a solid foundation for our current and future generations to grow and prosper while acknowledging our culture and heritage.
The goal of LCFN is: to provide opportunity, employment and the means to become economically self-sufficient through sustainable economic development. Such development will allow for self-dependence and reliance.
The CVRD is governed by a 15 member Board comprised of appointed directors from four municipalities (North Cowichan has three appointees based upon population) and an elected director from each of the nine electoral areas. The CVRD Board elects a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson annually. The Chairperson is responsible for establishing the committee structure of the Board.