Wasauksing First Nation

Site: Wasauksing Community Complex

Service: Band Office - Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN)  
Provincial Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Consists of 1 main reserve known as Parry Island First Nation with a land area of approx 74.86 sq km 
  • The reserve occupies all of Parry Island with approx 126 km of lakeshore and is the biggest island in the Great Lakes 
  • Wasauksing is an Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi First Nation band government
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Wasauksing First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Located on an island, the community's only access to mainland and nearest urban centre of Parry Sound is via the Wasauksing Swing Bridge and Rose Point Rd 
  • Serviced by air through the Parry Sound Airport, approx 9 km E of community on the mainland 
  • Operates a local community radio station Rez 91.3 
  • Offers several small businesses including Islands Gas and Variety and Sugar Bush maple syrup sales 
  • Owns and operates Wasauksing Marina and Campground at W end of island 
  • Offers the Wasauksing First Nation United Church 
  • Hosts an annual Traditional Pow Wow in August at the Wasauksing Traditional Grounds in Depot Harbour
 
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Day Care Centre (Migizoons Child Care Centre) 
  • Education Committee 
  • Education, Wasauksing Kinomaugewgamik School 
  • Employment and Training Centre 
  • Employment and Training Centre, Adult Education 
  • Health Station 
  • Health Services, Community Recreation Activator 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Good Food Box Program 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care Program 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Meals On Wheels 
  • Health Services, Medical Transporation 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Housing Committee 
  • Landfill Site 
  • Lands Department 
  • Library 
  • Membership 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Employment Supports 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Works Department 
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Wasauksing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wasauksing First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-746-2531
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-746-5984
Website www.wasauksing.ca
Primary Contact Bernadette Drake, Administration Support Clerk; Phone: 705-746-2531 ext 2221; Email: asw@wasauksing.ca
Alternate Contact Amanda Dolson, Chief and Council Assistant; Phone: 705-746-2531 ext 2239; Email: cca@wasauksing.ca
Primary Executive Warren Tabobondung, Chief; Phone: 705-746-2531 ext 2236; Email: cca@wasauksing.ca
Alternate Executive Craig Brown, Chief Executive Director; Phone: 705-746-2531 ext 2235; Email: ced@wasauksing.ca
Site Location Community is located on Parry Island on E shore of Georgian Bay approx 9 km W of Parry Sound
Located In Community Wasauksing First Nation
Address Wasauksing Community Complex
1508 Geewadin Rd, Lane G
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X4
 
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Mailing Address c/o Wasauksing Administration Office 
PO Box 250 
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 5 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act electoral system; next election Feb 2017