Kasabonika Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Kasabonika Lake Community Development Corporation

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community 
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills 
  • Posts employment opportunities in 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 
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Kasabonika Lake First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Advisory capacity for Northern Store and Kasabonika Small Business Center 
  • Assistance and business advisory for private businesses 
  • Partnership with 11 other First Nation communities in the Wasaya Group Inc (WGI), who own several businesses including Wasaya Airways LP 
  • Joint ownership of Wataynikaneyap Power with 12 other First Nations and Goldcorps, to reinforce transmission lines to Pickle Lake and Musselwhite Mine and to construct new transmission lines north of Pickle Lake to service remote First Nation communities 
  • Resource development with approx 25 licensed prospectors staking claims in Kasabonika territory, and with hydro-electric and renewable energy 
  • Owns a portable diamond drill to provide drilling services to exploration companies in the area that is 300 km NE of Thunder Bay. 
  • Exploration agreements and joint venture projects with mining companies such as DeBeers Canada 
  • Advisory for construction of a new, cost-effective wastewater treatment system with the contract awarded to Arnason Industries Ltd
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Band Office 807-535-2547 
Small Business Center 807-535-9299
Fax 807-535-1152
E-Mail kaslfn@kasabonika.ca
Website www.kasabonika.ca
Primary Contact Ernest Begg, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-535-2547 ext 227
Alternate Contact Jack Brown, Deputy Chief; Phone: 807-535-2547 ext 228
Located In Community Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Address Kasabonika, ON P0V 1Y0
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Mailing Address c/o KLCDC 
PO Box 124 
Kasabonika Lake, ON P0V 1Y0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)