All five of our Departments play a vital role in the success and balance of our organization. Although each department, program or service might have its own mandate, all of our employees share common goals and visions for the company.

Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration oversees the daily operations of the Seabird Island Band. They design processes to support our community, provide forward thinking analysis and manages our expenditures, revenue all aspects of the Band’s financial affairs.

Our Administration team which includes our CAO, his Executive Assistant, a Policy Analyst and Chief & Council’s Confidential Secretary.
Our Finance team includes our Finance Supervisor, Accounts Payable Supervisor & Clerk, Accounts Receivable Supervisor & Clerk, two Contract Analysts and an Analyst.
Our Human Resources team includes our HR Manager and a HR Generalist. They oversee our on-boarding and off-boarding processes.
Our Payroll & Benefits disburses payroll to our numerous employees and oversees our employee health and dental benefits.
Protecting our current records and historical information is important to us. In the Records and membership office we prioritize and organize Seabirds records so they will remain protected for the future.
Our Information Technology team includes a IT Enterprise Manager, Technical Support & Services Manager and a Network Technician. They make sure our network infrastructure and daily IT needs are met.

Lands and Government Affairs

Lands and Government Affairs is the voice of Seabird Island. They provide the lens through which our clients and partners experience our services. The team manage the flow of information both internally and externally as well as maintain our membership, lands, and rights and title. Formerly called Corporate Affairs.

We have for years supported the cultural significance of our traditional territory and helped to preserve and protect areas of interest. Aboriginal Rights & Title assists negotiations with consultations, impact benefit agreements and environmental assessments and works for the Band by assessing and monitoring developmental sites.

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Our Communications team is committed to presenting all Seabird Island Services and Programs in the best way possible with high quality designs and printed marketing and promotional materials that spark interest.

  • Graphic Design
  • Content Development
  • Print Centre
  • Photography
The member clerk manages both the Department of Indian Affairs Membership and the Seabird Island Band Membership Programs.

  • Band Membership
  • Status Cards

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Approximately 1000 acres are available for leasing and 800 acres are leased to local farmers for cash crops. 500 acres are used for Cotton Wood Plantation. Seabird has been active in removing gravel from the Fraser River for erosion mitigation and flood protection.

Education

The Education Department provides a supported and culturally relevant learning environment for students in Kindergarten to Post-Secondary. They Education team oversee the operations and curriculum at Seabird Island Community School.

Seabird Island Community School offers quality B.C. Curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students which fosters and promotes cultural values and the Halq’eméylem language taught by BC Certified teachers. Our small class sizes create an optimal learning environment for our students with one-on-one time with their teachers.

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The Seabird Island Band offers a number of education scholarships and grants to our Band Members who are currently attaining higher education.

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Health and Social Development

Health and Social Development provides health and social programming to First Nations people. They take a holistic view of health with consideration of the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and cultural aspects of overall health and well-being. The Health and Social Development team work hand-in-hand with Seabird College to link educational programming to upcoming in-demand health fields to prepare future generations with jobs in the health field.

The Seabird Island Band’s Health Services Department is committed to providing health and social programming First Nations people. Currently, we provide services via a Health Transfer Agreement to First Nations communities in the Fraser Valley.

Health & wellness

The Seabird Island Employment Centre’s services are designed to increase the employability and employment rate of First Nations people in our Rosedale to Hope service area. Services are delivered in a safe, supportive environment and include: employment counseling, training and education opportunities, life skills, advocacy, career exploration, resume/cover letter writing, support groups and community referrals.

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Our Community Services team takes care of our facility rentals, recreation programming, fitness centre, out of school care, summer recreation and event planning.
Seabird Island envisions a community with healthy, happy children who are supported to reach their full potential and encouraged to begin a journey of life long learning within a culturally supportive and safe environment.

Our programs for children 0 – 6 years old, are designed to meet the individual needs of the children we serve:

  • Physically
  • Cognitively
  • Spiritually
  • Emotionally
  • Intellectually

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Since we opened our doors in 2009, Seabird College has assisted learners of all ages achieve their educational goals by supporting both the personal and career development needs of our students.

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Public Works, Housing and Custodial Services

The Public Works, Housing and Custodial Services teams are dedicated to being on the cutting edge of many fields through innovation as well as renewable and green technologies. Responsible for the overall planning, development and management of the housing and public works resources and oversees our rental housing units, as well as the security, maintenance, and custodial services at our headquarters.

The Seabird Island Band promotes self-sufficiency and independence for our Band Members by giving them the opportunity to construct and/or purchase their own homes through individual mortgages.

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Through our Housing program we are able to provide our Band Members with affordable on-reserve rental homes

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The Seabird Island Band is working in partnership with the Agassiz RCMP to provide and supervise a Community Policing Program in our community.

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Collection days are scheduled for every Monday between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Garbage, recycling and compost are all collected by the same truck.

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The janitorial staff maintains 16 buildings for the Seabird Island Band including: Band Office, Stō:ló Tribal Council Office, Wellness, Fire Hall, Portables, Unit 7 laundry mat, Daycare, Millennium Hall, Nursery, Cultural building, High School, Main School, Youth Center, IE building, Church Hall and Learning Center.
The Seabird Island Fire Department has 16 active volunteer Firefighters who continually take part in training. The Fire Department provides services to our local area, providing firefighting, rescue and fire safety education to the Seabird Island community.

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