Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society Economic Development program is designed to assist individual Ts’amiks members in pursuing initiatives that will be of economic benefit. The Economic Development Officer offers assistance and advice to individuals wishing to develop business plans. The Economic Development Officer is responsible for identifying economic development opportunities that may be available to the Ts’amiks members and which will have economic, social or employment benefits for the membership.
The Mission of the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society is to create a community that enhances the social, economic, physical, cultural, and spiritual wellbeing of the Nisga’a Citizens who reside within southern British Columbia. To assist in achieving part of this Mission, the Board implemented a Nisga’a Business Fund in the 2021 Fiscal Year.
Business ideas need assistance with may contact:
NTVS Economic Development Officer
Shannan Schimmelmann – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, view the Economic Business Fund Guideline.
The Ts'amiks Business Fund provides Nisga'a businesses with an alternative source of development funds. The business development funds are intended for Nisga’a Citizens who want to start small businesses or leverage funds from Indigenous business institutions and or other Indigenous equity programs including:
The Business Fund provides the authorization to make contributions and/or grants to applicants who reside within the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society area.
Business proposals which demonstrate net benefit to the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society community which outweighs any potential market disruption, replaces imports, or generates exports may be considered.
Assistance may be provided for:
Once the application is received the Economic Development Officer will make recommendations to the NTVS Chief Executive Officer and we will be in contact with you.
For more information on the application process, ineligibility criteria, the evaluation criteria and more, please view our Business Fund policy. If you have any questions or would like any further information, please contact Shannan Schimmelmann at email@example.com
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