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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) is a member of the political territorial organization Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
  • Serves communities located in the Robinson-Huron Treaty and the Williams Treaty  
  • Collective on-reserve population of WBAFN which is approx 1,911 people, includes First Nation members in the Districts of Parry Sound, Sudbury and Nipissing 
  • Waabnoong Bemjiwang is Ojibway for "waters flowing from the east"
Description (Agency) Provides technical and professional advisory services and training to enhance the overall management skills and opportunities of the 6 member First Nations in their quest to become self-sufficient
Agency Services
Description (Service)
  • Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides support and advisory services to 6 First Nation communities  
  • Advises and assists member First Nations in planning, developing and administering programs within their own community 
  • Works to enhance the overall management skills and opportunities of the area First Nations in their quest to become self-sufficient  
  • Consists of Chiefs and Councils from each community  
  • Delivers programs and services through local community government  
  • Provides services that respect and reflect the Anishinabe cultural beliefs, traditions and practices
Advisory services and support are provided in the following areas:  
  • Administration and Finance 
  • Environmental 
  • Fire Protection 
  • Housing  
  • Infrastructure 
  • Operations and Maintenance
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Dokis First Nation ; Henvey Inlet First Nation ; Magnetawan First Nation ; Nipissing First Nation ; Wahnapitae First Nation ; Wasauksing First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within the Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) Territory
Application Services are delivered to community members at the local level (Band Office)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
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Contact Information
Office Phone 705-857-0442
Fax 705-857-0447
Primary Contact Norma Martin, Receptionist and Bookkeeper; Phone: 705-857-0442 ext 2; Email:
Primary Executive Irvin George, Executive Director; Phone: 705-857-0442 ext 1; Email:
Site Location Head Office is located at the Henvey Inlet First Nation 100 km N of Parry Sound on Hwy 69
Located In Community Henvey Inlet First Nation
Address WBAFN
368 Pickerel River Rd
Pickerel, ON P0G 1J0
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Intersection Pickerel River Rd and Sub Rd
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Incorporated in 1993
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
Meetings Board of Directors meet every second Tue of the month rotating among the member First Nations