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Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
Economic Development

Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills
  • Posts employment opportunities in 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
  • Facilitates economic development strategic planning sessions

Economic initiatives Shoal Lake #40 First Nation is involved with include:
  • Belongs to the Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association (OFNEDA)
  • On-going efforts towards making Freedom Road a permanent, all-season road which connects the community to the Trans Canada highway
  • Announcement made on Dec 17, 2015 that the $30-million Freedom Road will begin construction in early 2016
  • Construction of 24-km road began in May 2017 with the 8.7 km on-reserve stretch scheduled to be completed by end of Oct 2017 and 15 km of road and bridgework to the Trans-Canada Highway to be completed by next fall
  • On-reserve road completed with rest of road build contracted to Sigfusson Northern, and slated for completion by March 2019
  • Freedom Road completed with grand opening June 3-6, 2019
  • Sept 6, 2019 contract was awarded for a $33-million water treatment project which includes the construction of a water treatment plant, reservoir, raw water intake structure, and lift station; construction is expected to be completed by December 2020, and the work will be done by Shoal Lake 40 Contractors LP/Sigfusson Northern Ltd
Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC)Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)Treaty #3
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Members of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
Application Process
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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