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Thessalon First Nation

Economic Development and Employment Training

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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
  • Works to generate and maintain permanent employment for individuals through the creation and support of self-employment initiatives and economic-based community projects
  • 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
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Provides services within the following programs:
  • Capacity Development
  • Employment and Training
  • Job Development
  • Housing Development
  • Lands and Estates
  • Membership
  • Natural Resources
Current initiatives include:
  • Bio Centre marketing and developing; includes 45 acres of farmland, 16 greenhouses, 15 support buildings, a testing lab and a 6,000 sq ft refrigeration unit
  • Advisory services for local businesses
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Emilio Tomaselli, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584,
Hours of Operation
0830 - 1600
0830 - 1600
0830 - 1600
0830 - 1600
0830 - 1600

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12:30 pm, 1 pm-4 pm; Fri 8:30 am-1 pm
Members of Thessalon First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Documents Required
No documents required
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 29, 2021