Bringing together community stakeholders in a unified effort to build a year round recreation centre

Posted 25 June 2021 in Health & Wellness

District of Kitimat/Stikine - Heart of Hazelton Project

Funded since 2020

The Heart of the Hazelton has been a unique collaboration of leadership in the Upper Skeena region, called together in the midst of a crippling economic downturn, to address the need for action on a mental health and educational crisis for the people of our area. Hereditary chiefs, elected chiefs, municipal governments, and Regional District have all come together in a unified effort to envision, plan, raise funding, and complete programs and the building of a year round recreation centre with supportive recreation for the Gitxsan, Wet’suet’en, and settler communities of the Upper Skeena. Planning, work, and evaluation is ongoing to realize the complete vision, which involves transportation and supporting healthy activity in each of the 11 scattered communities of the Upper Skeena.

Why We Fund Heart of Hazelton

We appreciate the unique, united and sustained effort to address the urgent needs of the region. Each organization represented in the Heart of the Hazeltons has made a major time and financial contribution to the vision and plan. There has been no other endeavour of which we are aware in all of Canada that has brought together in such a committed and visionary way elected chiefs, hereditary chiefs, municipal and regional governments dedicated to deal with health and other urgent issues.