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Henvey Inlet 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 the 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
  • Assists with planning annual events such as Annual Pow Wow
  • Provides assistance in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Initiatives Henvey Inlet First Nation (HIFN) is currently involved with include but are not limited to:
  • Partnership with Bekanon Lease Management Corporation to manage the leased lands
  • Ownership and management of Pickerel Contracting Ltd which works to meet the housing needs of the community
  • Operation of Henvey Inlet Wind (owned by HIFN's Nigig Power Corporation) which has partnered with private company, Pattern Energy Group, to build a 300-megawatt wind farm on community land; currently working on a transmission line plan from HIFN to tap into the existing Hydro One line with projected construction to begin winter 2017; harnessed power will eventually be sold to the grid; Wind Farm operational Oct 2019
  • Forest management
  • Aggregate (gravel) and pit operations
Waubetek Business Development Officer for the Henvey Inlet First Nation is Jason Peltier, ph: 705-285-4275, fax: 705-285-4584
Members of Henvey Inlet First Nation
Application Process
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Toll Free
Web Site
Judy Contin, Economic Development Officer
Phone: 705-857-2331 Ext 228
Director of Finance and Administration
Millie Pawis
Phone: 705-857-2331 Ext 230
Documents Required
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Government - City
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 16, 2021
Band Office, 295 Pickerel River Rd
Henvey Inlet First Nation, ON, P0G 1J0
  • Band Office is located E off Hwy 69 on Pickerel River Rd in Henvey Inlet First Nation
  • Community is located 1 km E off Hwy 69 along Pickerel River Rd approximately 80 km S of Sudbury
  • Consists of 3 separate reserves: French River 13, the main reserve located on Pickerel River Rd approx 80 km S of Sudbury with a land area of 25.4 sq km, Henvey Inlet 2 located on NE shores of Georgian Bay approx 90 km S of Sudbury with a land area of 96.1 sq km and Cantin Island Reserve (part of French River 13 but on the opposite side of Pickerel River) which is presently being used for seasonal camping and recreational cottages only

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Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1200

Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon
Service Area(s)
Henvey Inlet First Nation