About Us

Hecate Strait Employment Development Society received it’s not for profit status and incorporation in May 1995. The first manager of the Society was C. Leslie Hermanson.  Since then, we have grown from an organization with a staff of three people to over 20 staff with four centres in Prince Rupert, Masset and Queen Charlotte City.

Our vision is to be a catalyst for people to build success in the evolving economy.

Our mission is to serve and build connections for people to reach their employment, training and settlement goals.

We deliver workforce development programs, training and assessments and settlement services. Our services support job-seekers, new entrepreneurs and employers.


Board of Directors

Simone Clark

Donovan Dias

Tom Perry

Kelly Sawchuk

Donna Farell