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Wahnapitae First Nation
Economic Development

Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community
  • Provides services through the guidance and partnership with Waubetek Business Development Corporation
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills
  • Posts employment opportunities at office and on website
  • 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 with the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic and resource initiatives Wahnapitae First Nation is involved with include but are not limited to:
  • Employment and training representatives on the FNX/WFN Human Resources Committee and the Xstrata Human Resources Committee
  • A signed Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) with Quadra FNX mining company
  • A signed Participation Agreement with Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations for mining industry related activity of Xstrata Nickel in the traditional territory of Wahnapitae First Nation
  • Guidance in the construction of the $4.5 million multi-purpose Centre of Excellence opened in Sept 2012
Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN)Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Huron TreatyWaubetek Business Development Officer is Catherine Debassige, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584,
Members of Wahnapitae First Nation
Application Process
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (40) Federal Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On September 10, 2018

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