Developing a sustainable and diverse economy on Haida Gwaii.
The Misty Isles Economic Development Society (MIEDS) was established in 2008 on Haida Gwaii, the territory of the Haida Nation. A non-profit society dedicated to economic development, MIEDS represents the communities of Masset, Port Clements/’Wáan Kún/Gamadiis, Daajing Giids, Sandspit/K’il Kun (Area E), and NCRD 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 Council of the Haida Nation, and represent shared economic development priorities that provide direction in moving our island communities forward.
The MIEDS board is comprised of representatives from the three municipalities and the North Coast Regional District Rural Areas D&E. The current Board of Directors consists of Jim Currie (Village of Masset), Dennis Reindl (Village of Port Clements), Alanah Mountifield (Village of Daajing Giids), Johanne Young (NCRD Area D), and Evan Putterill (NCRD Area E).
MIEDS staff are Jennifer Rutt (Executive Director), Abigail Mitchell (Economic Development Manager), and Andrew Hudson (Grant Manager).
Below are some of the economic developments projects underway:
Haida Gwaii Community Forest Project – development of a community forest agreement on Haida Gwaii
Love Haida Gwaii – detailed information and promotion of small businesses on Haida Gwaii
Go Haida Gwaii – visitor information and trip planning resource for Haida Gwaii
Shop Haida Gwaii – all-island ECommerce site, with shipping across Canada
To review the MIEDS Workplace Bullying, Harassment and Violence Policy – click here.