Nipissing First Nation

Site: Garden Village - 316-A Ted Commanda Dr

Service: Housing Department

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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
Description (Service)
  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests  
  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed
Offers the following services: 
  • Provides recommendations and changes to the housing policy 
  • Receives and reviews applications for renovations, new housing units, housing loans and housing renovation loans 
  • Reviews rents to ensure payments are made 
  • Arranges inspections of rental units and community houses for maintenance, repairs and renovations 
  • Carries out annual maintenance and repairs on behalf of tenants 
  • Maintains a comprehensive database on all community housing units that includes information such as what programs were accessed for building and repairs, loans outstanding, services (water, sewer, roads) available, inspection reports, condition of unit, year it was built and other unit particulars 
  • Enforces all tenant agreements and explains agreement responsibilities
Also responsible for: 
  • Providing assistance in the long-term planning of minor/major capital projects 
  • Development and maintenance of all documents and forms related to housing including leases, releases and notices
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility Must be a member of Nipissing First Nation
Application Copy of the housing policy and all related building applications/housing forms available at the Housing Department
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Housing 705-753-6973 
Band Office 705-753-2050
Fax 705-753-6986
Primary Contact Sarah Goulais, Housing Administrator; Phone: 705-753-2050 ext 1259; Email:
Alternate Contact Ellie Penasse-Lafleur, Apartment Unit Coordinator; Phone: 705-753-2050 ext 1272; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community Garden Village
Address 316-A Ted Commanda Dr
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
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Mailing Address c/o Housing Department 
36 Semo Rd 
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)