Finance & Budgets
Each year the Nation develops a budget which outlines operating revenue and expenditure, cash flow and capital expenditures. In other words, it outlines all resources required by the Nation to provide programs and services as well as invest in our Members’ future.
The goal of the budget is to provide transparency to Members about spending decisions and to detail the operational and financial plan for the fiscal year April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.
Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) and Nation Administration are pleased to provide Members with Budget 2023/24. Please note that Members must be logged in to access the links below.
A few things to keep in mind while reviewing this information:
- We are pleased to provide Membership with an unprecedented level of information in the name of transparency and accountability. This information is not intended to be shared with non-Members; please ensure that this information is kept confidential.
- The Nation provides a wide variety of programs and services to Members both on-and off-reserve. Many of our programs/services are available to all Members, but some are targeted to specific age groups or Members with specific needs. You will see many programs/services that you and your families can enjoy, but there may be some that you are not eligible for.
- The Nation is continuing to expand its program/service offerings. Launching these new offerings often requires significant planning and resources that may take more than one year to complete and acquire. Therefore there may be some programs that you see with a budget attached to them but they’re actually not yet active. It’s these programs that the Nation is planning for and accumulating resources in preparation to launch.
Budget 2023/24 Highlights
Please note that Members must be logged in to access the budget documents.
In November 2019, Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council) approved a new Budget & Planning Policy. The Policy establishes a robust set of processes, responsibilities, and budgeting requirements that demand detailed analysis, planning, and justification for all spending.
Senior leadership is accountable for budget development and ongoing monitoring with oversight from the Finance & Audit Committee and Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw.
All Members also play a role in shaping the direction of the budget. Engagement opportunities are posted at www.squamish.net/budget-talks and those living in and away from community are encouraged to participate.
Please note that Members must be logged in to access the policy link.
Annual Reports & Financial Statements
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is pleased to offer financial reports and statements, informing Membership of the financial position of the Nation, our entities, and the results of our operations.
Each statement has been prepared by management in accordance with the Canadian public sector accounting standards, reviewed and approved by Nexwsxwníw̓ntm ta Úxwumixw (Council), and audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
These statements show comprehensive and detailed reports on the Nation’s operation, activities and achievements, ensuring full transparency and accountability to our Membership.