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Sheshegwaning 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 guidance and partnership with Waubetek Business Development Corporation (WBDC)
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills
  • Posts employment opportunities in Band office
  • 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
Economic initiatives and on-going projects for Sheshegwaning First Nation include but are not limited to:
  • A 99% interest in Odawa Stone Limited Partnership (Odawa Stone), a company which is engaged in development and operation of a stone quarry
  • Partnership in the 60MW McLean's Mountain Wind Project with Mnidoo Mnising Power, a company formed by the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising First Nations and Northland Power
  • Part 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
  • Consultations with Hudson Management for a proposed windmill tower project in Vidal Bay at the NW end of Manitoulin Island
  • Plans to possibly develop a hiking trail overlooking the North Channel
  • Development of an economic strategic plan; provincial funding announced Feb 2017 from the Aboriginal Community Capital Grants Program (ACCGP) and the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund (AEDF) for this project
  • Assistance with establishing a New Growcer Hydroponic System in Jul 2020, which allows community to grow fresh produce for residents any time of year
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Emilio Tomaselli, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584,
Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1300

Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-1 pm
Members of Sheshegwaning First Nation
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 3, 2021