Thessalon First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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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,
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
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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility Members of Thessalon First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-842-2323
Fax 705-842-2332
Primary Contact Tamara Ashawasega, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 705-842-2323 ext 30; Email:
Alternate Contact Nadine Roach, Community Planner and Engagement Coordinator; Email:
Site Location Community is on N shore of Lake Huron, 12 km E of town of Thessalon and 103 km SE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Thessalon
Address 40 Sugarbush Rd, RR 2
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
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Intersection Sugarbush Rd and Hwy 17
Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
Box 9 
RR 2 
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)