Pathways to Collaboration

Tla-o-qui-aht – Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ – District of Ucluelet – District of Tofino

Pathway Overview

Located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, the District of Tofino, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation communities, District of Ucluelet, and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government have seen years of conventional tourism, which has exceeded the sustainable capacity of the region. In order to build a new path forward, these four governments have worked on supporting a knowledge-based economy, allowing each community to profile its strengths, education, and skills training in order to provide sustainable and diverse growth for the region alongside attracting tourism-based visitors. Through the development of the West Coast Nature, Education, Sustainability, Transformation (N.E.S.T.) program, these partners, with support from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT), have created an incredibly successful collective that provides training and capacity building, culturally grounded education opportunities, and job opportunities for the region.

Read the Report:
Pathways to Collaboration Report for Tla-o-qui-aht – Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ – District of Ucluelet – District of Tofino (PDF)