Fort Severn First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs  
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 employability skills 
  • Posts employment opportunities in office and on website  
  • 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 
  • Facilitates economic development strategic planning sessions 
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
 
Economic initiatives Fort Severn First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Advisory capacity for Northern Store 
  • Assistance and business advice for private businesses 
  • Partnership with 11 other First Nation communities in the Wasaya Group Inc (WGI), who own several businesses including Wasaya Airways LP
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Fort Severn First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort Severn First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-478-2515  
807-478-2544
Fax 807-478-1103
Website www.fortsevern.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Economic Development Officer
Alternate Executive Christopher Koostachin, Deputy Chief
Site Location Community is approx 720 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 9 km from mouth of Severn River on Hudson Bay
Located In Community Fort Severn First Nation
Address Fort Severn, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 149 
Fort Severn, ON P0V 1W0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)