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Sagamok Anishnawbek

Niigaaniin Program

Operates as the implementation of the Ontario Works (OW) legislation with culturally appropriate provisions for rates, eligibility and program parameters established by the OW program

Employment Assistance
  • Helps individuals to obtain employment and financial independence
  • Provides job readiness workshops, referrals to job counselling and training programs, access to education programs and use of office equipment such as telephone, fax machine and computer
Financial Support
  • Basic Needs, such as food and clothing for individuals and their families
  • Shelter costs, based on the size of the family including rent, heat, hydro, gas, water, sewage, and house insurance
  • Provides life skills, cultural awareness and alternative ways to live a healthy lifestyle as well as to cope and adapt with life stressors
  • Consists of four cycles of personal development steps culminating in either treatment programs, education upgrading, and job skills training or employment
Shpiming Nikeyaa Zhaawag (SNZ)
  • Provides financial assistance, active measures and addiction services to Niigaaniin clients whose employment potential may be obstructed by substance abuse problems
  • Offers case management and support services on an individual basis
Members of Sagamok Anishnawbek in immediate financial need to help pay for food and housing costs

Amount of financial assistance provided is determined by various factors including:
  • Assets
  • Family size
  • Housing costs
  • Income including income for any dependent adults or co-applicants
  • Mandatory participation in approved Employment Assistance activities
Application Process
Contact Niigaaniin Intake Worker for initial assessment and to schedule appointment for Intake
The following documentation is required to complete application:
  • Asset details such as vehicle insurance and registration
  • Address and employment information for the past 12 months
  • Bank account information
  • Birth certificate
  • Confirmation of school attendance if necessary
  • Health card
  • Income tax assessments
  • Record of employment
  • Shelter costs, which can include utility bills or a rental agreement
  • Social insurance card/document
  • Spousal or child support records
  • Status card
Toll Free
705-865-1395 - Niigaaniin Building
Web Site
Mailing Address
PO Box 610
c/o Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik
Massey, ON, P0P 1P0
Robyn Nahmiwan, Integrated Intake Worker
Phone: 705-865-1395 ext 201
Social Program Manager
Donna Trudeau
Phone: 705-865-1395 Ext 200
Documents Required
Completed application package required
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Legal Status
Government - City
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 22, 2021
Niigaaniin Building, 575 Sagamok Rd
Sagamok Anishnawbek, ON, P0P 1P0
  • Niigaaniin/Ontario Works Building is located at Sagamok Rd in the community of Sagamok Anishnawbek
  • Situated just down the road from the Millenium Centre

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

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation