Whitefish River First Nation

Site: Administration Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
 
Waubetek Business Development Officer for Whitefish River First Nation is Norma-Jean Sagassige, ph 705-285-4275; fx 705-285-4584
Description (Service) Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community  
  • Provides services through guidance and partnership with Waubetek Business Development Corporation  
  • 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 updated statistics regarding population trends, employment, skills and the community profile  
  • Collaborates with lands and resource development initiatives 
  • Assists with major capital projects  
  • Conducts proposal development for short and long-term community infrastructure projects and employment programs
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Whitefish River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitefish River First Nation
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 705-285-4335 
705-285-4334
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-4335
Fax 705-285-4532
E-Mail info@whitefishriver.ca
Website www.whitefishriver.ca
Primary Contact Diane Gaudette, Receptionist; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 200; Email: receptionist@whitefishriver.ca
Primary Executive Keith Nahwegahbow, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 216; Email: keithn@whitefishriver.ca
Alternate Executive Blanche Recollet, Economic Development Resource Assistant; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 209; Email: blanchr@whitefishriver.ca
Site Location Community is in village of Birch Island off Hwy 6 just N of Manitoulin Island, 20 kms N of LIttle Current and 68 km SW of Sudbury
Located In Community Whitefish River First Nation
Address 17-A Rainbow Ridge Rd
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
 
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Intersection Rainbow Ridge Rd and Bay of Islands Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 188 
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)