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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.
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.
Local Food Branding Project
In collaboration with the Graham Island East Coast Farmers Institute, MIEDS is launching a new initiative to label and promote foods produced and/or processed on Haida Gwaii. The logo contest has concluded, and we are working with Dominic Legault to finalize the new local food logo. Stickers, labels, signs, and tote bags featuring the new logo will be produced and distributed this summer. Please contact us if you would like to use these materials on your products!
An application for funding from the Investment Agriculture Foundation has been submitted to support this initiative. Contact Cameron Bell at email@example.com or 250-559-8050 for more information.
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).