Chapleau Cree First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Consists of 2 reserves, the 2,510 acre inhabited Fox Lake Reserve and the 270 acre Chapleau 75 Indian Reserve 
  • Community is based at the bottom of the Arctic Watershed 
  • Closest large urban centre is Timmins, 160 km E of Chapleau Cree First Nation 
  • Accessible by road or full air service through the Chapleau Airport 
  • All Ontario Works issues must be dealt with in town of Chapleau
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Chapleau Cree First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Chapleau Cree First Nation 
  • Closest air service is through the Chapleau Airport located 3 km SE of community along Hwy 101 
  • Postal services are provided at the Canada Post postal station in town of Chapleau 
  • Offers local businesses including the Band-owned Pimii Kamik Gas Bar, Chapleau Cree Small Engine Repair shop and Chi-Bannock Chip Wagon 
  • Publishes a monthly community newsletter  
  • Administers Mukeso House, a six-unit Senior's Complex 
  • Provides on-reserve recreational facilities including a ball diamond, a beach and a small park area 
  • Maintains the residential school cemetery which includes annual site maintenance and ceremonies 
  • Chapleau Cree territory includes the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve which is the largest Crown game preserve in North America
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Family Support Program 
  • Family Well Being Program 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Operations and Maintenance
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Apr * Mon-Thu 8 am-5 pm, Fri 8 am-12 noon, May-Aug
Areas Served Chapleau Cree First Nation
Eligibility Members of Chapleau Cree First Nation
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree, French; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-864-0784
Crisis Phone Nishnawbe-Aski Police 705-864-1732
Fax 705-864-1760
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Amanda Domingue, Reception and Administrative Liaison; Phone: 705-864-0784 ext 221
Alternate Contact Edith Larocque, Band Administrator; Phone: 705-864-0784 ext 226; Email:
Primary Executive Keith (Keeter) Corston, Chief; Phone: 705-864-0784 ext 222; Email:
Alternate Executive Helen White, Deputy Chief
Site Location Community is approx 5 km SW of town of Chapleau on Hwy 129
Located In Community Chapleau
Address 828 Fox Lake Rd, Fox Lake Reserve
Chapleau, ON P0M 1K0
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Intersection Fox Lake Rd and Hwy 129
Mailing Address PO Box 400 
Chapleau, ON P0M 1K0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Accessible with ramp but no automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief, Deputy Chief and 4 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Jun 2022