Wahnapitae First Nation

Site: Centre of Excellence

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Catherine Debassige, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584, email-cdebassige@waubetek.com
Description (Service) 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
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-11 am
Areas Served Wahnapitae First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wahnapitae First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-858-0610
Fax 705-858-5570
E-Mail marilyn.nicholls@wahnapitaefn.com
Primary Contact Leila Roque, Administrative Professional; Phone: 705-858-0610 ext 200; Email: leila.roque@wahnapitaefn.com
Site Location Community is approx 50 km N of Sudbury, near Capreol on NW shores of Wanapitei Lake
Located In Community Wahnapitae First Nation
Address 259 Taighwenini Trail Rd
Capreol, ON P0M 1H0
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)