Wasauksing First Nation

Site: Wasauksing Community Complex

Service: Housing Committee

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN)  
Provincial Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Wasauksing First Nation (WFN) has 76 rental units, 80 individual owned homes and 10 summer residences, not including the Wasauksing Lands Inc (WLI) cottage lots; WLI is a private corporation that leases land from WFN 
  • Housing facilities include a newer six-unit multiplex and an elder's residence 
  • There are also 8 vacant/abandoned homes with no hydro
Description (Service)
  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests through a housing committee overseen by the Public Works Department 
  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed 
  • Participates in the First Nations Market Housing Fund (FNMHF)
 
Offers the following services: 
  • Provides recommendations and changes to the housing policy 
  • Receives and reviews applications at Council meetings for renovations, new housing units, housing loans and housing renovation loans  
  • Liaises with Director of Public Works and Chief and Council on all construction projects and future developments 
  • Reviews rents to ensure payments are made 
  • Arranges inspections of rental units and community houses for maintenance, repairs and renovations 
  • Carries out annual maintenance and repairs on behalf of tenants 
  • Maintains a comprehensive database on all community housing units that includes information such as what programs were accessed for building and repairs, loans outstanding, services (water, sewer, roads) available, inspection reports, condition of unit, year it was built and other unit particulars 
  • Enforces all tenant agreements and explains agreement responsibilities 
  • Works closely with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Wasauksing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wasauksing First Nation
Application Copy of the housing policy and all related building applications/housing forms available at the Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-746-2531
Fax 705-746-5984
Website www.wasauksing.ca
Primary Contact Bernita Partridge, Public Works Support Staff; Phone: 705-746-2531 ext 2232; Email: pws@wasauksing.ca
Primary Executive Ryan Tabobondung, Director of Public Works; Phone: 705-746-2531 ext 2256; Email: dopw@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 1508 Geewadin Rd, Lane G
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X4
 
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Mailing Address c/o Housing Committee 
PO Box 250 
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)