The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement between Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN), Canada and British Columbia — the first urban treaty in B.C. — came into effect on April 3, 2009. The Final Agreement gives TFN a broad range of self-governing and law-making powers over its Membership, and a land base of 1,800 acres. TFN is also a full member of the Metro Vancouver Regional District.
The TFN Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) was established in November 1st, 2009 under the BC Corporations Act to develop Tsawwassen Lands in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, and to facilitate business relationships.
TEDC plays a leadership role in the creation of a sustainable economy for our Nation. Focusing on developing assets to generate revenues, jobs and business opportunities for TFN Members.
Our shareholders are all of the TFN Members and we are guided by experienced Board of Directors comprised of TFN Members and non-members.
Through the creation of a sustainable economy, the TEDC plays a leadership role in contributing to TFN being an ideal location to raise a family and a working model of an environmentally sustainable, self-sufficient and culturally proud First Nation community.
TEDC transacts business of a commercial nature to generate revenue and create employment opportunities for TFN Members and Member businesses through partnerships, joint ventures and other development opportunities.