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Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

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
  • Offers business development services to 67 community businesses offering a range of products and services
  • 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
  • Offers guidance and assistance in obtaining financial support for self-employment initiatives
  • Maintains updated statistics regarding population trends, employment, skills and the community profile
  • Conducts proposal development for short and long-term community infrastructure projects and employment programs
  • Hosts Economic Awareness Days each year as a means to bring a greater transparency to the work of the economic development organization
  • 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
Programs include but are not limited to the following:
  • Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy
  • Business and Employment Resource Centre
  • Wii-ni n'guch-tood Local Delivery Mechanism
Wikwemikong Communications Services
  • Manages the Wikwemikong Newspaper which services Manitoulin Island
  • Supports First Tel which offers local and long distance telephone service
  • Operates Wiky TV 5 Professional Video Productions
Comments
Waubetek Business Development Officer for Wikwemikong is Zoltan Virag, ph 705-285-4275; fx 705-285-4584; email: Zvirag@waubetek.com
Eligibility
Members of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Application Process
  • Contact office to apply for programs/services
  • Program details available on website
Toll Free
1-888-801-9422
Office
705-859-3001 - Wiikwemkoong Development Commission
Fax
705-859-2000
Web Site
http://www.wikydevcom.ca/
Email
inquiries@wikydevcom.ca
Mailing Address
Wikwemikong Development Commission
2102 Wikwemikong Way
Wiikwemkoong First Nation, ON, P0P 2J0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Dinah Peltier, Administrative Support Worker
Phone: 705-859-3001 Ext 223
General Manager and Economic Development Officer
Mary Lynn Odjig
Email: mlodjig@wikydevcom.ca
Phone: 705-859-3001 Ext 224
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed applications required for programs
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
Government - City
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Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
September 29, 2022
Address
Wikwemikong Development Commission, 2102 Wikwemikong Way
Wiikwemkoong First Nation, ON, P0P 2J0
  • Wikwemikong Development Commission is located at Wikwemikong Way near the strip mall housing Mnis IDA drugstore
  • Closest intersection is at Wikwemikong Way and Hills Trail

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0800 - 1600
Tue
0800 - 1600
Wed
0800 - 1600
Thu
0800 - 1600
Fri
0800 - 1600

Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
Wikwemikong