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Batchewana 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
  • Works to generate and maintain permanent employment for individuals through the creation and support of self-employment initiatives and economic-based community projects
  • 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 local business directory
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
  • Assistance with purchase of Salzburger Hof Lakeshore Resort in 2019 to repurpose and operate the facility as a mental health and addictions treatment centre
Training and Employment Assistance

Provides employment assistance in following areas:
  • Pre-employment assistance with necessary skills training to compete in the job market
  • Employment start-up assistance for individuals entering full-time, part-time and seasonal employment; eligible expenses are: supplies (hard hats, work boots/shoes, gloves), clothing (nursing uniforms, coveralls), and one-time travel expenses for relocation purposes
  • May also cover expenses such as recertification tests (First Aid/CPR, welding tickets), medicals, bus passes and testing fees
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Zoltan Virag, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584,
Members of Batchewana First Nation
Application Process
Training and Employment Assistance Individuals must provide written proof of employment, training requirements and any needed supplies/testing and certification requirements
Toll Free
705-759-0914 - Band Office
Web Site
Mailing Address
Administration Office
236 Frontenac St
Batchewana First Nation, ON, P6A 6Z1
Tanya Maville, Business and Enterprises Director
Phone: 705-759-0914 Ext 229
Documents Required
Written proof of employment required for assistance
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
November 14, 2022
Administration Office, 236 Frontenac St
Batchewana First Nation, ON, P6A 6Z1
  • Administration/Band Office is located at Frontenac St in Batchewana First Nation
  • Closest intersection is at Frontenac St and Batchewana St
  • Situated near Rankin Arena and across the road from KIA dealership
  • Administrative Office is located on Rankin Reserve which is bordered on 3 sides by the city of Sault Ste Marie
  • Reserve is along Hwy 17 adjacent to and along E boundary of Sault Ste Marie
  • Consists of 4 settlements: Goulais Bay Reserve 15A, Obadjiwan Reserve 15E, Whitefish Island Reserve and the main settlement of Rankin Reserve 15D

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Hours of Operation
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Batchewana First Nation