Caycuse Cabins

CLIENT: Ditidaht First Nations
DATE: July 2022 – 2023

Project Overview

Shift Environmental continues their partnership with the Ditidaht Development Corporation (DDC) on their latest upgrade to the world renowned Windsurf Park Campground along the shores of Nitinaht Lake and Caycuse River. The Caycuse Cabins Project, supported through the CERIP (Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program) and by WorkBC through a Job Creation Program (JCP), commenced in July 2022. Shift facilitated in Project scoping, Project funding acquisition, the hiring and training of Ditidaht community members for the construction team and is providing ongoing Project Management and Administration services.

In addition to the local hire of a Construction Manager and a Site Supervisor, six Ditidaht Participants were hired full-time on the Project who are receiving fundamental training to build the cabins safely. The hands-on experience these Participants are gaining throughout the project are providing them valuable skills for future employment.


  • $2M in funding
  • 6 Rustic Cabins
  • 8 Full-time construction jobs
  • Upgrades to roads and water, power, and septic servicing

At every stage, the planning process and the information included in this project were examined to protect the interests of the T’Sou-ke Nation, namely, their desire to repatriate the Chee-a-nun lands, diversify the T’Sou-ke Nation economy, and be a regional and national leader in oceans protection, research, and conservation.

– Kurt Salchert, Marine Advisor to the T’Sou-ke Marine Team

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