Please Note: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please contact any service prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on changes to their availability (e.g. hours of operation etc.)

Whitesand First Nation

Economic Development

Search Agency Service

Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community
  • Belongs to the regional Development Corporation Waaskiinaysay Ziibi Inc (WZI), which consists of 5 Lake Nipigon First Nations
  • 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
  • Maintains local business directory
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Whitesand First Nation is involved with include:
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Minfocus Exploration Corp, a mining company currently conducting exploration in 3 main mining claims of Weese Luella, Sim Lake and Witchwood River Properties in Whitesand traditional territory
  • Possible wood supply in the form of wood pellets for energy production in the province with a $25-million wood pellet plant and co-generation facility
  • Administers the employment service agreement with Landore Resources, a junior mining company conducting exploration on the Whitesand traditional territory
  • Maintains roads in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources, for harvesting, hunting/fishing and traditional land use
  • Old Whitesand Shoreline Restoration project
Hours of Operation
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Members of Whitesand First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Documents Required
No documents required
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Social Media
Agency Information
View Agency Profile
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
April 13, 2021