ABOUT US

  • Skwin’ang’eth Se’las Development Company (SSD Co.) was founded on December 16th, 2013 as a federal not-for-profit corporation by the Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation and Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
  • SSD Co. is focused on promoting local First Nations economic and business development within the traditional territories of the Lekwungen people and fostering broader engagement within the local/regional economy by building business management capacity, technical skills and employment experience
  • SSD Co. supports the development and growth of First Nations enterprises and fosters incubation of new business opportunities by local First Nations entrepreneurs by connecting local aboriginal businesses with market opportunities and critical resources
  • Ultimately, SSD Co. is dedicated to fostering an environment where local First Nations communities encourage to explore business opportunities and actively engage in the broader economy to achieve economic self-sufficiency