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M'Chigeeng First Nation
Economic Development

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Description
  • 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
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Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Manitoulin Island TreatyWaubetek Business Development Officer is Jason Peltier, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584, email-jpeltier@waubetek.com
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Eligibility
Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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