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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides business advisory and training services in the area of economic development to member First Nations
  • Coordinates meetings with the First Nation Economic Development Officers  
  • Provides advice with proposal writing and reviews funding criteria as it relates to community needs and training  
  • Provides technical and professional advisory services and training to enhance the overall management skills and opportunities of the North Shore Tribal Area First Nations  
  • Promotes and supports sustainable development that will build each community's economic strength 
  • Assists with the completion and implementation of the Comprehensive Community Plans for each community  
  • Assists in identifying and securing funding opportunities and other resources for community economic development  
  • Advises and assists in the creation of employment opportunities for community members  
  • Works to develop factors such as diversified employment, skilled workforce, competitiveness, investment and industry
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation ; Batchewana First Nation ; Garden River First Nation ; Mississauga First Nation ; Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation ; Serpent River First Nation ; Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member North Shore Tribal First Nations
Application Services are accessed at a local level, contact Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-844-2340
Toll Free Phone 1-877-633-7558
Fax 705-844-2563
Primary Contact Patty Ann Owl, Economic Development Manager; Phone: 705-844-2340 ext 400; Email:
Alternate Contact Vivian Naponse, Comprehensive Community Planning Coordinator; Phone: 705-844-2340 ext 223; Email:
Site Location Building A
Located In Community Cutler
Address 473 A Hwy 17
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
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Intersection Hwy 17 and Hillside Dr W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)