Wahgoshig First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation 
Primary Tribal Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Wahgoshig is an Anishinaabe and Cree First Nation 
  • Consists of 1 reserve known as Abitibi Indian Reserve #70 
  • On-reserve Kunuwanimano Child & Family Services worker: Betty Crawford at 705-273-1010
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Wahgoshig First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Provides ambulance services and bus services to community members 
  • Offers community services including a privately-run variety store and Wahgoshig Resources Inc (WRI), a business offering trucking services in mining, work in the forestry industry and a local sawmill 
  • Owns and operates Little Fox Lodge which provides accommodations and a restaurant 
  • Offers a community centre for all events and gatherings
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Crisis Team 
  • Early Years Centre 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Employment and Training 
  • Family Support Program 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services 
  • Health Services, Community Health Representative 
  • Health Services, Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care Program 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Recreation
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Wahgoshig First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wahgoshig First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Algonquin, Cree, French; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-273-2055
Fax 705-273-2900
E-Mail wfnmanager@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Website www.wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Primary Executive David Babin, Chief; Phone: 705-273-2055; Email: wfnchief@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Alternate Executive Ginger Sackaney, Band Manager; Phone: 705-273-2055 ext 225; Email: wfnmanager@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Site Location Reserve is 6 km off Hwy 101 approx 45 km E of Matheson, on S shore of Lake Abitibi
Located In Community Wahgoshig First Nation
Address 310 Hwy 101 E, Wahgoshig First Nation
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
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Intersection Hwy 101 and Hwy 11
Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
PO Box 629 
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Became Wahgoshig First Nation in June 1986
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 5 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Custom Electoral Act; next election Jun 2018