Ahousaht Stewardship - Economic Development - Business Development

Business & Investment Opportunities - Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

The Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society (MHSS) and the Ahous Business Corporation (ABC) were incorporated by the Ahousaht Hawiih, Chief & Council and advisors in 2012 to ensure that the Ahousaht Nation once again retained control over decisions for and about economic development in Ahousaht territories, and to ensure that all development activities:

  • Benefit the Ahousaht people collectively;
  • Respect and reflects Ahousaht cultural values;
  • Foster sustainable economic growth in the Ahousaht community; and
  • Subscribe to principles of good business and governance. 

The role of the Society is to exercise stewardship and sustainable management of Ahousaht territorial resources in a way that balances Ahousaht cultural values, ecological integrity, and the social and economic wellbeing of Ahousaht people.

Areas of business development

  • Renewable energy
  • Aquaculture
  • Eco tourism
  • Commercial retail services
  • Transportation
  • Project Management

Recent Activity Highlights

  • Initiated feasibility study funded by NEDC on a destination resort spa
  • Signed an LOU with The Nature Conservancy to develop a made in Ahousaht Territory Land Use Vision
  • Signed new 5 year protocol agreement with Cermaq
  • Hired new Lands Use Coordinator
  • Hired Executive Assistant to CEO
  • Hired Manager Trainee for Lone Cone resort
  • Leased new office space in Tofino
  • Hired labourers and carpenters to assist with campground development at Matsquiaht



Tara Atleo - CEO
MHSS/Ahous Business Corporation
Office: 250-725-2169

Stephanie Williams - Executive Assistant/Manager
Office: 250-725-2169 
Cell: 250-726-6264




Board of Directors

Lewis George Maquinna

Shawn Atleo A-in-chut

John Keitlha Tlaakiishwia

Nate Charlie

James Swan

Ron George

Ex-officio Greg Louie