Victoria’s beautiful harbour is situated in the traditional territory of the Lekwungen People. GVHA was founded on the belief that maintaining a strong relationship with the Esquimalt Nation and Songhees Nation would be paramount in shaping the organization’s future.
Since its inception in 2002, GVHA was structured to include representatives from eight-member agencies and organizations on its Board of Directors; including representatives of the Esquimalt Nation and Songhees Nation. Together, we explore and cultivate meaningful roles for the Nations to flourish in the economy of the Victoria harbour.
GVHA’s First Nations Economic Development Committee (FNED) strives to increase economic capacity and further reconciliation through collaboration with First Nations partners within the Harbour and GVHA facilities.