Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
 
Waubetek Business Development Officer for Wikwemikong 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 
  • Offers business development services to 67 community businesses offering a range of products and services  
  • 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 
  • Offers guidance and assistance in obtaining financial support for self-employment initiatives  
  • Maintains updated statistics regarding population trends, employment, skills and the community profile  
  • Conducts proposal development for short and long-term community infrastructure projects and employment programs 
  • Hosts Economic Awareness Days each year as a means to bring a greater transparency to the work of the economic development organization 
  • 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
 
Programs include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy 
  • Business and Employment Resource Centre 
  • Wii-ni n'guch-tood Local Delivery Mechanism
 
Wikwemikong Communications Services 
  • Manages the Wikwemikong Newspaper which services Manitoulin Island 
  • Supports First Tel which offers local and long distance telephone service 
  • Operates Wiky TV 5 Professional Video Productions
Hours Mon, Wed-Fri 8 am-4 pm * Tue 12 noon-8 pm
Areas Served Wikwemikong
Eligibility Members of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve
Application
  • Contact office to apply for programs/services 
  • Program details available on website
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-859-3001
Toll Free Phone 1-888-801-9422
Fax 705-859-2000
E-Mail inquiries@wikydevcom.ca
Website www.wikydevcom.ca
Primary Contact Benita Manitowabi, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-859-3001 ext 223; Email: bmanitowabi@wikydevcom.ca
Primary Executive Mary Lynn Odjig, General Manager and Economic Development Officer; Phone: 705-859-3001 ext 224; Email: mlodjig@wikydevcom.ca
Alternate Executive Chuck Peltier, Business Development and Lease Property Manager; Phone: 705-859-3001 ext 227
Site Location Community is approx 50 km S of Little Current along Hwy 6 at E end of Manitoulin Island on N Georgian Bay
Located In Community Wikwemikong
Address 2102 Wikwemikong Way
Wikwemikong, ON P0P 2J0
 
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Intersection Wikwemikong Way and Hills Trail
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1973
Funding City / Town ; Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)