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

Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Cowichan Tribes Issues Shelter In Place Order

Extended to February 5, 2021

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Province Wide Restrictions Extended

December 7, 2020 to January 8, 2021

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Attention Cowichan Tribes Members

The Public Health Officer has extended the order suspending all gatherings from December 7, 2020 to January 8, 2021

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





Update to Members on COVID-19

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The Current Situation & How Cowichan Tribes Is Responding

COVID-19 has reached Cowichan Tribes. As of January 1st, 2021, there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. The members who have tested positive are self-isolating. They are in regular contact with public health officials and are receiving guidance on health and safety protocols.




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.

To view the final report, click the image below

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

Flood alert warning!

See memo. If your home is at risk of flooding please be ready to evacuate and take COVID-19 precautions.

To report issues or inquire about supports (e.g. accommodations) you can call 250-715-3333. Please stay away from rushing waters and unstable river banks.

In case of emergencies call 9-1-1.

Update to Members: Flood Evacuation Order has been Rescinded (withdrawn) for Wil'seem and Sahilton roads.

Cowichan has lifted the evacuation order. Water testing is underway, and the boil water advisory and evacuation alert still in effect for these areas. Cowichan Tribes will continue to monitor the flood risks and provide updates

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Update to members: flood emergency and evacuation order has been declared for Wil'seem and Sahilton roads.

Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is helping to coordinate the evacuation.

Cowichan Tribes staff and other emergency services will be on hand to help facilitate the order. Please evacuate the affected areas immediately for your safety.

Accommodation options are being provided as per attached memo.

We will advise as soon as it is deemed safe again to return to impacted areas.

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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


For those who did not receive their tobacco tax in December -- TODAY January 15, 2021 is the deadline for the 2020 Tobacco Tax applications for distribution on January 22, 2021  
For those who apply after Jan. 15, 2021 the next distribution date is April 16, 2021.

If your direct deposit information has changed, or you need to sign up for direct deposit go to:

Cowichan Tribes Opens Emergency Youth Shelter

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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

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. 

Important Files

Title Description
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
Sept 2020-2021 Bus Routes.pdf Cowichan Tribes Morning Bus Schedule - Sept 2020 Update

Essential Services Edition:
Digital Newsletter

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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.