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

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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.  


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


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. Starting with a logo contest, we hope to engage island residents in this effort to support our local producers. Submit your logo ideas and vote online in April! Scroll down for more contest details.

Additional details:

  • MIEDS and the Farmers Institute have established a working group to review all contest entries and create a shortlist of 3-10 designs. These finalists will be posted on the MIEDS website for voting in April. We reserve the right to remove any entry from the contest.
  • Only one design may be submitted per person. Contest entrants must be residents of Haida Gwaii.
  • Contest entrants agree that if their design is selected as the winner, the logo may be used by MIEDS and local producers. The winning design will be digitized by a graphic designer if necessary.
  • The contest winner will receive $100 worth of gift certificates to producers and/or retailers of their choice.
  • An application for funding from the Investment Agriculture Foundation has been submitted to support this initiative. Labels, packaging, signage, and other branded materials will be printed using this funding. MIEDS will pay for some materials regardless of the IAF funding.
  • Contact Cameron Bell at or 250-559-8050 with questions or entries


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. 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) and Mary Lou Von Niessen (Admin/Tourism Coordinator).

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