Shhweenustham 'u tu Quw'utsun Hwulmuhw
The People of the Warm Land Welcome You

Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Province Wide Restrictions

November 20, 2020, to December 7, 2020



Attention Cowichan Tribes Members

The Public Health Officer has issued a new order suspending all gatherings from November 19 to December 7, 2020. All cultural, religious and social gatherings will have to be postponed and all members are expected to follow the Provincial Wide Restrictions.

Please click the image for more information.

To read more about the Public Health Officer Order click here

Cowichan Tribes Tobacco Tax application
for 2020 distribution is now available.

• To fill out the online Tobacco Tax application form go to:

• If your direct deposit information has changed, or you need to sign up for direct deposit go to:
• Funds will be either be mailed out or deposited.
• There will be no cheque distribution day
• For those who don’t have access to fill out online can come to Si’em Lelum dining hall for assistance from Monday, November 2 - Friday November 20. Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm.
COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect, including physical distancing, hand sanitizer, and masks.


Notice to members – AGM and Audit Meeting Nov 26, 2020

Visit the AGM 2020 page


COVID-19 Updates Page
 (Last Update: November 13th, 2020)

COVID-19 Navigators Response Line: 250-715-3339

Opioid Crisis

Chief Seymour has initiated an Opioid Crisis Response Task Force to address the opioid crisis within our community.

Visit the Opioid Response Section...
for information about the Task Force and resources for those seeking support with addiction or who want to learn more about the opioid crisis.

Task Force Activity Update - Oct 1st, 2020

If you have been affected by the recent flooding and have experienced damage to your home or septic or require further information, please call 250-715-3333

With 4,900+ members, we are the largest single First Nation Band in British Columbia.

Our ‘warm land’ is located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley region on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Learn about our history and culture, find out about the wide range of member services and check out the exciting projects and initiatives we have underway.

Important Bulletins

Residents of Trestle & Wilson Roads, 5110-5122 TCH:
Nov. 5, 2020 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the water will be "SHUT OFF" for at least 6 hours to repair the Chlorination Station on Trestle Road.

You will need to fill some containers with water to drink and fill your bathtub half way to be able to flush your toilet etc.

Notices are being delivered to those houses that are affected by the water shut off.

We would love to get feedback from those who have been to the (Medical Clinic)  Slhexun Sun'ts'a Clinic.

Please use the link or QR below to take this important survey!


For more details, please visit The clinic setcion of this website: Slhexun Sun'ts'a Clinic

2020 - 2021 Bus Registration Form

The fillable Registration form is available, please email completed forms to

Visit the Student Transporation section for the form or view 'Important Files' section below. 

Essential Services Edition:
Digital Newsletter

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Direct Deposit

If you are receiving payments such as Social Assistance, Living Allowance, Caregiver payments and commercial land lease distribution from Cowichan Tribes, we encourage you to sign up for the Electronic Funds Transfer. Simply filling in the attached EFT form (the instruction is in the back of the form) and provide a void cheque or Direct Deposit Form readily available from your financial institutions.

Click here for the form to complete

Important Files

Title Description
Sept 2020-2021 Bus Routes.pdf Cowichan Tribes Morning Bus Schedule - Sept 2020 Update
2020-2021 Cowichan Tribes School Bus Registration Form _ Transportation Regulations.pdf School Bus Registration Form for the School Year 2020/2021
CT MEMO RE STATUS CARDS.pdf Memo from the Membership Dept Re: Status Cards and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Community Calendar




Cowichan Tribes in the News

Duncan, North Cowichan, and Cowichan Tribes are working together,in collaboration with community stakeholders, to implement the Safer Community Plan to address crime and public disorder along the Trans-Canada Highway corridor between Beverly Street and Boys Road.

A new Corridor Safety Office will open soon at 490 Trans-Canada Highway. To read the full press release please visit the website.