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Monthly Reports & Annual Reports are located under 'News'.

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Video Producers Wanted

We need high-quality video content to promote Haida Gwaii as a visitor destination. Over the next four months, MIEDS will be awarding 4 contracts for $1,000 to produce short (30 sec – 1 min) high-definition videos.

1. Monthly call for proposals. Proposals are due by midnight on the last day of the month.
2. Selection made by the following Friday, contract awarded
3. Video due within a month, the following Monday. $1,000 payment on completion.

See the Guidelines here.


Presenting the new HG Local Food Logo!

Looking for local food on Haida Gwaii is about to get easier. The new logo, designed by Dominic Legault, will help increase awareness of local products and producers. Signs, labels, stickers, and tote bags have been produced with funding from the Investment Agriculture Foundation (read the press release here).

MIEDS and the Graham Island East Coast Farmers Institute, look forward to seeing the new logo across the islands. Please contact us if you would like to use these materials on your products!

Contact Cameron Bell at or 250-559-8050 for more information.


Wondering what MIEDS is doing? Read our newsletter!

The May edition of our quarterly newsletter includes brief updates on Haida Gwaii Tourism, Forestry Strategy, the Love Haida Gwaii Tradeshow, our AGM, and other MIEDS info. Take a look and contact us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.  


Annual Reporting

Our Annual General Meeting took place on April 19. The full agenda package, including detailed plans and reports, are posted here for public review. Check out the Summary for a quick snapshot of MIEDS' work last year.

MIEDS 2015 AGM Agenda Package

MIEDS 2014-15 Annual Report Summary



What is MIEDS?

The Misty Isles Economic Development Society (MIEDS) was established in 2008 following the initialing of the Land Use Plan. A non-profit society dedicated to economic development, MIEDS represents the communities of Masset, Port Clements, Queen Charlotte, Sandspit, and SQCRD Area D (rural Graham Island). The organization was created to enable coordinated efforts between island communities and pursue joint economic development activities.

Economic development accords were signed by the communities and the Haida Nation, and represent shared economic development priorities that provide direction in moving our island communities forward (Economic Development Accord & Economic Development Understanding).

The MIEDS board is composed of representatives from the 5 communities. Board members for 2014-18 are: Andrew Merilees (Masset), Doug Daugert (Port Clements), Sabrina Frazier (Queen Charlotte), Mike Racz (Area D), and Bill Beldessi (Sandspit). MIEDS staff are Cameron Bell (Economic Development Officer), Mary Lou Von Niessen (Admin/Tourism Manager), Alissa MacMullin (Grant Writer).

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