M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: Band 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)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
 
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Jason Peltier, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584, email-jpeltier@waubetek.com
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 (WBDC) 
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills  
  • Posts employment opportunities in office, in community newsletter 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 
  • Manages the local business loans program
 
Economic initiatives and on-going projects for M'Chigeeng First Nation include but not limited to: 
  • MERE (Mother Earth Renewable Energy) Inc, a community-owned and operated 2-turbine wind energy farm project 
  • Development of a long term initiative for a Solar Energy project in partnership with other First Nations of the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
  • Participates in ownership of the Manitoulin Island Hotel & Conference Centre with five other First Nations and the Great Spirit Circle Trail (GSCT), a Manitoulin-based business that offers experiential tourism packages to people who want to experience First Nations culture 
  • Possible construction of a grocery store/pharmacy in the community
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-5362
Fax 705-377-7504
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Contact Angela Moggy, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 212; Email: angela@mchigeeng.ca
Primary Executive Grant Taibossigai, General Manager; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 221; Email: grantt@mchigeeng.ca
Alternate Executive Jeff Corbiere, Renewable Energy Worker; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 242; Email: jeffc@mchigeeng.ca
Site Location Community of M'Chigeeng is located in the center of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
Located In Community M'Chigeeng First Nation
Address 53 Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 333 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)