The Gwaii Trust Society owns and manages a perpetual trust fund for the benefit of all residents of Haida Gwaii. The fund generates investmemt income and the Society distributes part of that income every year through a variety of grant programs.
To ensure a sustainable Islands community we must plan and manage our own development in ways that reflect our cultural and environmental uniqueness.
The Gwaii Trust offers us an opportunity to pursue fundamental economic and social transition. The lack of some of the most basic community infrastructure demands immediate attention. The pursuit of a sustainable community requires us to address and implement responsible stewardship.
The Gwaii Trust offers us an opportunity not readily available to the rest of the world. As individuals we may choose to act together for the common good of our Islands community.
Quality of life is an essential issue. As we make the Islands community a better place to live in, we make it a more desirable place to visit and to conduct business.
The Gwaii Trust Society values and believes in:
In delivering its business plan the Gwaii Trust Society will:
The Gwaii Trust Society is registered as a non-profit Society to maximize tax exemption for the Trust. In addition, the Gwaii Trust Society will research the possibility of becoming designated as a charitable status organization.
This Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures ("the Statement") has been written in order to assist the Board of Directors of the Gwaii Trust Society ("the Board") in establishing the investment procedures and guidelines for the investment of the assets of the Gwaii Trust Society ("the Society") and in monitoring and evaluating the investment performance achieved on such assets.
The Board of Directors has delegated the authority to oversee the investments and governance of the assets of the Gwaii Trust Society to an Executive Committee. However such Executive Committee is only empowered to make recommendations to the Board of Directors, unless an expressive authority has been delegated, in writing, by the Board of Directors.
This Statement contains:
It is anticipated that the current investment policy will be reviewed regularly
“During the Trust’s 2013 planning sessions, the GTS Board reaffirmed Youth and Economic Development as the main priorities in a re-examination of the Trust’s 5 year business plan.
The Directors further agreed to add Haida Language as a third priority. While the Trust has always leaned favourably on language applications, Directors felt it was time to formally prioritize the Haida language as a direct reflection of the communities urgency to support this important aspect of cultural diversification.”
For more information please contact the Chief Operations Officer.
PO Box 588
Massett, Haida Gwaii BC