ABOUT THE HAIDA ENTERPRISE CORPORATION


A BUSINESS ENTITY OF THE HAIDA NATION

INCORPORATED JULY 2009


The Haida House of Assembly, through the Haida Independence Project, approved the creation of the Haida Enterprise Corporation (HaiCo) as a National Corporation in to manage, grow and govern the business enterprises of the Haida Nation with the goal of developing a sustainable economy on Haida Gwaii with two specific goals:
  • Generate revenue to attain financial independence
  • Improve the quality of life for the collective benefit of the Haida people
The Haida Enterprise Corporation was incorporated under the BC Business Corporations Act on July 20. 2009. The first meeting of the HaiCo Board of Directors was held in Vancouver on December 6, 2010.
 

  As a business entity of the Haida Nation, the Haida Enterprise Corporation is committed to stewardship of its resources, in a manner that provides for future generations.
Our focus is on building Haida enterprises that reflect Haida cultural values, creating careers and improving the lives of the Haida People and the economy of Haida Gwaii.

EMPLOYMENT   ENVIRONMENT   PROFITABILITY   ENTERPRISE

We are always looking for new and skilled people to build HaiCo and create wealth for the Haida people.
Bob Brash
HaiCo CEO

 

HAICO OBJECTIVES

  • Sound governance
  • Financial well being
  • Fiscal prudence
  • Creation of new careers and employment for Haida people
  • Sound stewardship and recognition of inherent limit
  • A safe and healthy working environment
 

CORPORATE PRINCIPLES

The Haida have a well-established concept of respect referred to as Yah’guudang that encompasses all things and this concept is extended to HaiCo to:
  • Ensure the land and waters function to provide for the long-term well being of the Haida people.
  • Fair and transparent treatment of human resources.
  • Respecting the Haida Nation’s right to determine the use and management of Haida territories.
  • Application of integrity, responsibility, prudence, and accountability to the use of funds and resources.
  • Corporate operations are based within integrity, honesty, accountability, and openness.
  • Respecting and upholding the Haida Nation’s governance legislation, policies and decision-making.
  • Appreciation for contributions made by others, which have established HaiCo through business partnerships and agreements.