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M'Chigeeng First Nation

Economic Development

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  • 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
  • Waubetek Business Development Officer is Emilio Tomaselli, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584,
  • Renewable Energy Worker: Jeff Corbiere, 705-377-5362 Ext 242,
Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
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705-377-5362 - Administration Offices
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Mailing Address
PO Box 333
M'Chigeeng, ON, P0P 1G0
Daina Stevens, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 705-377-5362 Ext 232
General Manager
Grant Taibossigai
Phone: 705-377-5362 Ext 221
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
September 19, 2022
Administration Offices, 53 Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng First Nation, ON, P0P 1G0
  • Administration Office is located on Hwy 551 directly across from Seasons Family Restaurant
  • Closest intersection is at Hwy 551 and Hall St
  • Community is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
  • Consists of 1 main community known as M'Chigeeng 22 Indian Reserve with a land area of 31 sq km

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Hours of Operation
0800 to 1630
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0800 to 1630
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0800 to 1600

Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
M'Chigeeng First Nation