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Housing Policy Update

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Tsawout has taken the following steps towards creating a Housing Policy Manual and standardized housing forms:

  • April 4, 2018: Invitation sent to all members on-reserve to attend a community meeting to discuss what they would like to see in the new Tsawout Housing Policy
  • April 11, 2018: Poster on Facebook inviting everyone to attend the community meeting 
  • April 18, 2018: Reminder on Tsawout Facebook page regarding meeting. Community Feedback Meeting held (See Presentation Slides and Meeting Minutes on Tsawout Facebook Page and Website. Also, available at front desk of Tsawout Administration Office) 
  • May 11, 2018: Community Survey delivered to Tsawout members residing on-reserve; Community Survey was also available at Social Assistance office and from the Housing Department. Those who submitted a survey had there name entered into a draw for $250.00 Cash. Congratulations to Patti Underwood! Her name was drawn at the July 30th meeting as the winner of the $250.00? 
  • July 11, 2018: Facebook post reminding members to complete and return surveys 
  • July 30, 2018: Community Meeting #2 to review Draft 1 of the Housing Policy and the Community Survey results (See Presentation Slides and Survey Results on Tsawout Facebook Page and Website. Also, available at front desk of Tsawout Administration Office)
  • August 15, 2018: Members of Council who hold Housing Portfolios reviewed the proposed Housing Policy and Forms and instructed that it be put before Council along with a recommendation that it be approved by Council.

Thank you to all who attended community meetings and completed surveys to give us your valuable insight into housing issues at Tsawout First Nation.


Housing Forms

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This article provides forms for Tsawout's Residential Tenancy Law, for both members and non-members.  You will need Adobe Reader to view / download these forms.

Residential Tenancy Law for Band Members

 Residential Tenancy Law for Non-Band Members

Have Questions?

Please contact the Housing Clerk, Shana Sylvester.

Phone: 250-652-9101
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Renting vs Buying

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From: rentseeker.ca

Is it better to rent or buy? This is one of the most common financial questions Canadian consumers have to deal with at some point. From millennials who typically begin their careers while renting, to families who are looking to live “the Canadian dream” of home ownership.

There are many factors which need to be considered for both renting and buying, including understanding all the financial responsibilities for both, the risk vs. reward, and even emotional factors which are crucial to this decision process, since for most consumers, purchasing a home is the largest investment of their lifetime. RentSeeker.ca, Canada’s leading apartment, condo and home finder, has built a new, one of a kind, Rent or Buy Calculator to help consumers compare the costs associated with renting vs. buying.

The new Rent or Buy Calculator by RentSeeker.ca provides valuable tools including pre-inputted average rent costs for many cities across Canada which users can find by choosing a province, city and bedroom type, or users can input their own rent costs in the custom field for “Monthly Rent”.

View the Calculator


Housing Application Form

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Tsawout's Housing Application Form is now available to download and print.  Click the icon below for your copy of the application. Completed applications should be scanned and emailed to:

Shana Thorne - Housing Coordinator
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Or mailed to:

Shana Thorne - Housing Coordinator
Tsawout First Nation
PO Box 121
Saanichton, B.C.
V8M 2C3



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