Wahgoshig First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community 
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance skill development 
  • Responsible for developing the Community Member Economic Development Plan 
  • 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 community members with local established business or wanting to start own business
 
Economic initiatives Wahgoshig First Nation is involved with include but are not limited to: 
  • Wahgoshig Energy LP, an electrical company with sales to the Ont government; currently collaborating with Finland on technology, consulting and renewable energy projects such as biomass, wind, or solar projects 
  • Collaboration with 48 North Cannabis Co, formally known as DelShen Therapeutics, a licensed producer of medical cannabis and medical cannabis products located at Kirkland Lake, to possibly provide benefits to Wahgoshig such as employment, education of Cannabis use, cultural and traditional perspectives in the Cannabis space and training opportunities 
  • Relationships with forestry and mining partners on traditional territory
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Wahgoshig First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wahgoshig First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Algonquin, Cree, French; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-273-2055
Fax 705-273-2900
E-Mail wahgoshig@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Website www.wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Primary Contact Danielle K Harris, Economic Development Officer; Email: wfnedo@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Primary Executive Joel Bear Babin, Chief; Email: wfnchief@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Alternate Executive Johnny Walker, Director of Operations; Phone: 705-273-2055 ext 225; Email: wfnmanager@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Site Location Community is 6 km off Hwy 101 approx 45 km E of Matheson, along S shore of Lake Abitibi
Located In Community Wahgoshig First Nation
Address 310 Penatuche Rd
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
 
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Intersection Hwy 101 and Hwy 11
Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
RR #3 
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)