Mississauga First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Misswezahging Development Corporation

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Norma-Jean Sagassige, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584, email-nsagassige@waubetek.com
Description (Service) 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
Economic initiatives Mississauga First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Management of Chiblow Lake Lodge 
  • Management of Mississauga Sports/Cultural Complex 
  • Partnership in the Mississagi Provincial Park Commission which is being formed beginning March 2018 by Sagamok, Serpent River and Mississauga First Nations, as well as the City of Elliot Lake to operate the 49-sq km Mississaugi Provincial Park
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm  
Jul-Aug: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Mississauga First Nation
Eligibility Members of Mississauga First Nation (Mississauga #8)
Application Varies by service, call for more information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-356-1621
Toll Free Phone 1-877-356-1621
Fax 705-356-1740
E-Mail missdev@mississaugafirstnation.ca
Website www.mississaugi.com
Primary Contact Paul Berney, Economic Development General Manager; Phone: 705-356-1621 ext 2223 * (Cell) 705-561-8388; Email: paulberney@mississaugi.com
Alternate Contact James Cada, Director of Operations; Phone: 705-356-1621 ext 2204; Email: directorofoperations@mississaugi.com
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on N shore of Lake Huron near town of Blind River, 130 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Blind River
Address 64 Park Rd
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
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Intersection Park Rd and Hwy 17
Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 310 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1997
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)