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Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Economic Development

  • 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 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
  • Conducts proposal development for short and long-term community infrastructure projects and employment programs

Economic initiatives and on-going projects for Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation include:
  • Owns and operates Wabuno Fish Farm & Processors, a processing plant for farm-raised rainbow trout with sales to domestic and export markets
  • Cemetery expansion
  • Construction of a new Elders Drop-In Centre
  • Developing an aggregate site
  • Enhancement of public walkways, fitness and hiking trails, playgrounds, buildings and public access roads
  • Housing development
  • Upgrading sewage disposal and septic systems
  • Roads and storm drainage
  • Solid waste disposal land use
  • Subdivision expansion land use
  • 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
  • Installation of a parking lot and digital signage at the Four Directions Community Complex to make the local community centre more accessible and inviting for elders, youth and visitors; provincial funding announced in Feb 2017 through the Aboriginal Community Capital Grants Program (ACCGP) and the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund (AEDF) for this project
Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Huron TreatyWaubetek Business Development Officer is Jason Peltier, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584,
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Members of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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