Nexwsp’áyaḵen ta Úxuwmixw
Community Operations

Nexwsp’áyaḵen ta Úxuwmixw is responsible for maintaining all Nation-owned buildings, roads and general areas. The department works to ensure all Nation-owned buildings are a safe place for the Nation’s employees and Members.

North Vancouver
Phone: 604-980-8655
Email: communityoperations@squamish.net
Emergency contact (after hours): 604-690-0729
Address: 12 Bewicke Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1P6

Squamish Valley
Phone: 604-848-2200                         
Email: svcommopsworkorders@squamish.net 
Emergency Contact (after hours): 604-815-7116

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Name:  Nexwsp’áyaḵen ta Úxwumixw

“Nexwsp’áyaḵen ta Úxuwmixw” could be interpreted to mean “often fixing the community.” The root word p’áyeḵen has various meanings to include setting things up, like a table for dinner. The name is a reference to the role of fixing and setting up many things.

Programs & Services

Field Repair

The Field Repair division oversees all projects and services relating to the maintenance and repair of Nation-owned facilities and grounds on Squamish Valley and North Vancouver reserves. This division is also responsible for maintaining the roads, which includes snow removal and de-icing during the winter months.

Manager: Darren Baker
Phone: 604-980-8655
Email: communityoperations@squamish.net

Renovations

The Renovation division takes requests from Nation Members to replace roofs, decks, bathrooms, flooring and kitchens. Nation Members living on-reserve can submit a “Work Order Request” by email for work needed in homes. They can also call to create a Work Order Request over the phone.

Repair and Renovation Request Form

Phone: 604-980-8655 
Email: communityoperations@squamish.net  

Security

The Security division exists to ensure the ongoing security of the administration office, Capilano complex, and all Nation-owned buildings. Security is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security staff are responsible for ensuring the staff and buildings are safe at all times. At the administration office, security staff monitor 114 cameras that provide an extra level of security for the staff, building, and membership.

Manager: Darren Baker
Phone: 604-980-8655 (7:00 am – 11:00 pm)
Email: Darren_Baker@squamish.net

Building Services

The Building Services division is responsible for safe, clean, well-maintained buildings and associated grounds. This division consists of janitors and building maintenance coordinators. The janitors are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting where necessary, and the building maintenance coordinators support the productivity of Nation employees by ensuring smooth and clean operation of buildings. 

Typical duties of building maintenance employees are opening the building, handling deliveries, moving furniture, minor repairs, changing lights, and other duties as requested by staff.

Manager: Darren Baker
Phone: 604-980-8655
Email: communityoperations@squamish.net