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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 
  • Consists of one main reserve called Magnetawan 1 with a land area of approx 47.21 sq km 
  • Reserve is located approx 6 km E of Georgian Bay 
  • In June 2015 community members voted in favour of their own Land Code making them the 11th First Nation in Ontario to ratify the Framework Agreement on FN Land Management
NOTE: Fire Protection services and auto extrication provided by Britt Fire Department, located at 819 Hwy 526, office ph 705-773-2570
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Magnetawan First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Magnetawan First Nation 
  • Serviced by air through the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport located approx 80 km SW of community 
  • Provides the Magnetawan First Nation Store and Gas Bar; most shopping conducted in Britt and Parry Sound 
  • Provides a community Water and Waste Treatment Plant 
  • Publishes a monthly community newsletter available through home delivery and on website
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department, After-School Program 
  • Education Department 
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children  
  • Health Services, Community Support Services 
  • Health Services, Congregate Dining 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Friendly Visiting and Security Checks 
  • Health Services, Homemaking Program 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic  
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program  
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits Long Distance Travel Program 
  • Housing Department 
  • Lands and Resources Department 
  • Membership Department 
  • Magnetawan First Nation Public Library 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Works Department
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Magnetawan First Nation
Eligibility Members of Magnetawan First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-383-2477
Crisis Phone 9-1-1 
Britt Fire Department 705-383-2411
Fax 705-383-2566
Primary Contact Fay Rice, Receptionist
Primary Executive William Diabo, Chief; Phone: 705-383-2477 ext 228 * (Cell) 705-346-1719; Email:
Alternate Executive Sue Wheatley, Band Manager; Phone: 705-383-2477 ext 232 * (Cell) 705-346-0982; Email:
Site Location Community is located along Hwy 69 and the Magnetawan River approx 68 km N of Parry Sound
Located In Community Magnetawan First Nation
Address Administration Building
10 Hwy 529
Britt, ON P0G 1A0
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Intersection Hwy 529 and Trans-Canada Hwy 69
Mailing Address c/o Administration 
PO Box 15 
Britt, ON P0G 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
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 and two Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act electoral system; next election Apr 2021