Seabird Island Indian Band - Seabird Island Community and Cultural Centre

  • The Seabird Island Indian Band Band is proposing to build a Community and Cultural Centre on Seabird Island Indian Reserve.  
  • The project scope is to build a community services and cultural center with a footprint of roughly 34,000 square feet. The new building will provide safe and confidential consult space for 10-15 child and family service and mental health staff, including youth and family support workers and counseling staff: counseling and meeting space of 5000 square feet over two storeys. Services provided are preventative in nature and also address intergenerational trauma that affects each and every member of our community. There will be space for our Elders, so that they can heal their trauma and share their wisdom and teachings, so that our young people can work and play alongside them, hear their stories, share in activities like food preservation, weaving, beading, cedar basketry etc.
  • It will provide space for cultural activity in the round room and large gathering room, as well as a commercial kitchen, for traditional food preservation methods of drying, canning, medicines, and preparation. It will provide cultural education space with respect to the  historical / cultural displays and archival materials. The service model is thus center-based, inclusive and of diverse benefit. We will hold our baby ceremonies and naming ceremonies here, as well as our community feast days, our graduations and festival events, our end of life events and all community engagement activity.
  • The proponent has applied for funding from Indigenous Services Canada's First Nations Child and Family Services Program for the construction of the proposed community centre.

Latest update

March 7, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Seabird Island Community and Cultural Centre - February 7, 2024


BC Environment Team
Indigenous Services Canada
600-1138 Melville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S3

  • Location

    • Seabird Island Indian Band - Seabird Island Community and Cultural Centre (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Seabird Island Indian Band
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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