Coast Salish Employment & Training Society is a funding, training delivery and coordination agency supporting Aboriginal individuals and communities by facilitating relationships that lead to opportunities to meeting training employment needs, thereby advancing self reliance.  



To develop programs and supports to meet training and employment needs and to be representative, accountable and responsible to all Aboriginal peoples in South Vancouver Island area with the objective of being recognized as a major contributor to the current and future labor force.   
We do this by identifying and entering into diverse partnerships and funding arrangements for the management and delivery of programs to all members of the Coast Salish Employment & Training Society communities.


Our Guiding Principles in our work:

  • Balance—walking in 2 worlds
  • Respect—treat others as you would like to be treated
  • Culture—honour culture – maintain traditional values
  • Inclusiveness—One house One Heart One mind
  • Acceptance
  • Accessibility
  • Change—Continuous lifelong learning, teachings and self discipline
  • Commitment—to self, family and community
  • Communication—two way oral tradition

Our Team

Bruce Underwood : Executive Director

Pam Sam : Program & Employability Officer
Dorothy Paul : Program & Employability WILNEW
Dan Thomas : Employment Assistance Services Officer
Sara Berg : Childcare Officer
Glenn Boyda : Bladerunners Coordinator
I am the Bladerunners Coordinator for CSETS. I’ve been with CSETS since April of 2005 and have been coordinating the Bladerunners program since 1999.  My educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration, Career Practitioner Certificate, Life Skills Coach, Counseling level 1 & 2, & Child & Youth Care Mentoring Certificate. If you or your community are interested in the Bladerunners program in your community please contact Myself by email and/or phone.
Reg Gladstone : AMTEP Job Coach
Bill Stafford : Finance Officer
Terry Colebrooke : Seniour ARMS Officer
Courtney Modeste : Data Entry Clerk
Renee Joe : Administrative Assistant
Chief William Chip Seymour : Board Rep of Cowichan Tribes

Chief Mike Wyse : Board Rep of Snuneymuxw First Nation

Chief Ron Sam : Board Rep Songhees Nation

Debbie Williams : Board Rep of Hii'ye Yu Lelum

Tony Schachtel : Board Rep of Tillicum Lelum

Denise Chewka : Board Rep
Sandra Sprinkling : T'souke Nation Board Rep
201 - 5462 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4 Tel: (250)746-0183 Fax: (250)746-0189 Toll Free: 1-888-811-3919