Couchiching First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Housing Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service)
  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests  
  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed
 
Offers the following services: 
  • Provides recommendations and changes to the housing policy 
  • Receives and reviews applications for renovations, new housing units, housing loans and housing renovation loans within the Housing Committee; makes recommendations to Chief and Council 
  • Reviews rents to ensure payments are made  
  • Arranges inspections of rental units and community houses for maintenance, repairs and renovations 
  • Carries out annual maintenance and repairs on behalf of tenants and ensures work is completed 
  • 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
 
Also responsible for: 
  • Providing assistance in the long-term planning of minor/major capital projects  
  • Development and maintenance of all documents and forms related to housing including leases, releases and notices
Hours Band Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm, Sep-Jun  
Mon-Thu 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:30 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Couchiching First Nation
Eligibility Members of Couchiching First Nation
Application Copy of the housing policy and all related building applications/housing forms available on website and at the Band Office
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3228
Toll Free Phone 1-888-581-0249
Fax 807-274-6458
E-Mail houseadmin@vianet.ca
Website www.couchiching.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Annette McPherson, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 807-274-3228 ext 241
Primary Executive Keith Bruyere, Building Superintendent; Phone: 807-274-3228 ext 241
Alternate Executive Joanne Bruyere, Executive Director; Phone: 807-274-3228 ext 233 * (Cell) 807-276-1324; Email: docop@vianet.ca
Site Location Community is off Hwy 11 on SW shore of Rainy Lake, approx 2 mi E of Fort Frances
Located In Community Couchiching First Nation
Address Administration Centre
107 Hwy 11 E
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
 
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Intersection Hwy 11 and Couchiching Dr
Mailing Address c/o Housing Department 
RR 2, RMB 2027 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
Meetings Housing Committee: meets twice per month at Administration Centre at 6 pm but dates vary; contact Housing Coordinator or Admin Centre for details