Garden River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Resources and Community Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
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,
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 
  • Works to generate and maintain permanent employment for individuals through the creation and support of self-employment initiatives and economic-based community projects 
  • 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  
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Provides services within the following programs: 
  • Capacity Development 
  • Employment and Training 
  • Job Development 
  • Housing Development 
  • Lands and Estates 
  • Membership 
  • Natural Resources 
  • Utility Commission Office
Current economic initiatives Garden River First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Garden River Championship Golf Course 
  • Administration of seasonal Ojibway Tent and Trailer Park
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Garden River First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-6300
Toll Free Phone 1-800-665-0987
Fax 705-945-1415
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Primary Contact Darlene Solomon, Economic Resource and Community Development Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Wanita Jones, Coordinator Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 7 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Hwy 17E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2000
Funding Regional / Municipal - Garden River First Nation ; Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)