Batchewana First Nation

Site: Administration Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
 
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Norma-Jean Sagassige, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584, email-nsagassige@waubetek.com
Description (Service) Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community 
  • Provides services through guidance and partnership with Waubetek Business Development Corporation 
  • Works to generate and maintain permanent employment for individuals through the creation and support of self-employment initiatives and economic-based community projects 
  • Works to access funding for band-owned business ventures  
  • Provides coaching in areas such as business plan development and assistance in obtaining financial support for people wanting to start own business 
  • Maintains local business directory  
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
 
Training and Employment Assistance 
Provides employment assistance in following areas: 
  • Pre-employment assistance with necessary skills training to compete in the job market 
  • Employment start-up assistance for individuals entering full-time, part-time and seasonal employment; eligible expenses are: supplies (hard hats, work boots/shoes, gloves), clothing (nursing uniforms, coveralls), and one-time travel expenses for relocation purposes 
  • May also cover expenses such as recertification tests (First Aid/CPR, welding tickets), medicals, bus passes and testing fees
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-Jun 
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:15 pm * Fri 8 am-12 noon Jul-Aug
Areas Served Batchewana First Nation
Eligibility Members of Batchewana First Nation
Application Training and Employment Assistance 
Individuals must provide written proof of employment, training requirements and any needed supplies/testing and certification requirements
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-759-0914
Toll Free Phone 1-877-236-2632
Fax 705-759-9171
Website www.batchewana.ca
Primary Executive Marlene Hewson, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 705-759-0914 ext 224
Alternate Executive Rhonda Mae Lesage, Community Fund Coordinator; Phone: 705-759-0914 ext 209; Email: rmlesage@batchewana.ca
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on E boundary of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Batchewana First Nation
Address 236 Frontenac St
Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1
 
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Intersection Frontenac St and Batchewana St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)