Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Jason Peltier, 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 (WBDC)  
  • 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  
  • Maintains updated statistics regarding population trends, employment, skills and the community profile 
  • Manages the local business loans program  
  • Conducts proposal development for short and long-term community infrastructure projects and employment programs
Economic initiatives and on-going projects for Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation include: 
  • Owns and operates Wabuno Fish Farm & Processors, a processing plant for farm-raised rainbow trout with sales to domestic and export markets 
  • Cemetery expansion 
  • Construction of a new Elders Drop-In Centre 
  • Developing an aggregate site 
  • Enhancement of public walkways, fitness and hiking trails, playgrounds, buildings and public access roads  
  • Housing development 
  • Upgrading sewage disposal and septic systems 
  • Roads and storm drainage  
  • Solid waste disposal land use 
  • Subdivision expansion land use 
  • Participates in ownership of the Manitoulin Island Hotel & Conference Centre with five other First Nations and the Great Spirit Circle Trail (GSCT), a Manitoulin-based business that offers experiential tourism packages to people who want to experience First Nations culture 
  • Installation of a parking lot and digital signage at the Four Directions Community Complex to make the local community centre more accessible and inviting for elders, youth and visitors; provincial funding announced in Feb 2017 through the Aboriginal Community Capital Grants Program (ACCGP) and the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund (AEDF) for this project
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Eligibility Members of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-368-2228
Fax 705-368-3563
Primary Contact Kathy Bebamash, Economic Development Officer; Email:
Site Location Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation is located on N channel on shore of Manitoulin Island, along Hwy 540, 5 km W of town of Little Current
Located In Community Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Address 13 Hill St
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
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Intersection Hill St and Hwy 540
Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
RR 1, Comp 21 
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)