Whitefish River First Nation

Site: Administration Office

Service: Housing Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
 
Community has approx 177 homes, with a mix of rental units and individual homeownership
Description (Service)
  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests through a housing committee  
  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed
 
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 Band Manager 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  
  • Ensures proper housing standards are enforced and inspections are completed  
  • Carries out annual maintenance and repairs on behalf of tenants  
  • Works closely with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC)  
  • 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
 
Matrimonial Real Property (MRP) Law 
  • Upholds rules and procedures of the Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN) MRP Law for division of matrimonial property resulting from the breakdown of a marriage or common-law relationship when at least one of the spouses is a citizen of WRFN 
  • Applied only when domestic contracts and mediation have been used as first resorts  
  • Works in the best interests of children involved, maintains each citizen's right to reside on reserve and hold property, and is fair to both spouses
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 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 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 Georgina Recollet, Housing Manager; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 214; Email: georginar@whitefishriver.ca
Alternate Executive Kim Laundrie, Tenant Counsellor; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 213; Email: kiml@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)