Each year, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw develops a budget to set out how much money it expects to receive and how much to spend on upcoming strategic priorities. From programs and events, to capital projects and staffing costs, the budget outlines all resources required by the Nation to provide programs and services to our Members and to invest in our future. Members are invited to participate in shaping the direction of the budget and gain an understanding of how it benefits them, as well as future generations.
The Nation is currently in the third year of a budget transformation process. It started in November 2019 with the approval of a new Budget & Planning Policy. Department Directors create operational plans each year with clear goals that they want to achieve. They then map out the anticipated resources they need to achieve those goals (revenue, staff etc.) Each departmental plan is reflected in the overall annual budget for the Nation. This approach helps to link annual budgets with yearly goals and ultimately, the longer term goals outlined in the Strategic Plan.
This year’s BudgetTalks survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation! Summary results will be shared soon.