K’ómoks First Nation

K’ómoks First Nation

K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) is a small community comprised of Kwakwaka’wakw and Northern Coast Salish tribes of British Columbia, nestled between the Town of Comox and City of Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Nearly one-third of K’ómoks’ over 330 members live in the community.

KFN has four separate reserves, including Comox IR #1, Puntledge IR#2, and Goose Spit IR#3 and Sayward #1 for a total land base of approximately 2,807 hectares. This land base may change significantly as a large amount of land is under consideration by K’ómoks who is currently in the Treaty process.

KFN’s IR# 1 includes 82 homes owned by community members with 2 duplexes that are Band-owned and rented out to community members. It is the only area of lands under First Nation jurisdiction that provides housing for community members. The Nation's housing department, supported by a housing committee, oversees housing administration programs including home ownership and encourage community members to move and live on Reserve. Recently, KFN, in partnership with the Fund, expanded housing possibilities for eligible members who desire to own a home in their own community. KFN is currently developing a new subdivision which will add approximately 27 housing lots, in phases, for members to build new homes.

This latest endeavor supports the vision of all KFN members, which states, “K’ómoks First Nation is a prosperous and healthy community where each member has the right to self-sufficiency”.

“Comox” is an anglicization of K’ómoks, which is derived from the Kwakw’ala term, kw’umalha, meaning “plentiful, rich, wealthy”.

“KFN's Chief and Council are pleased to work with the FNMHF to provide opportunities for our members with regard to housing. FNMHF makes it possible for members to build their homes and move back to our community, which is a goal of our nation as set out by our members in our comprehensive community plan.”
Chief Nicole Rempel (July 2018)

Contact Information:

Tina McLean, Band Administrator
K’ómoks First Nation
3330 Comox Road
Courtenay, BC
V9N 3P8
Phone: 250-339-4545
Fax: 250-339-7053
Email: tina.mclean@komoks.ca

Website: http://www.komoks.ca