Couchiching First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
Main reserve is Couchiching 16A with a land area of 24.8 sq miles; second reserve is Agency 1 which is shared with 3 other First Nations
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Couchiching First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
Offers the following programs and services to community members: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Couchiching Arena 
  • Couchiching Assessment Home 
  • Couchiching Bingo Palace 
  • Couchiching Child Care Centre 
  • Couchiching Fire Department 
  • Diabetic Foot Care (Provided by Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Authority) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Child and Family Care Program 
  • Health Services, Health Office 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Treatment and Support Service 
  • Heron Landing Golf Course 
  • Housing Department 
  • Lands and Resources Department 
  • Ontario First Nations Policing arrangements 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Recreation Centre 
  • Toy Lending Library
Hours Band Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm, Sep-Jun  
Mon-Thu 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:30 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Couchiching First Nation
Eligibility Members of Couchiching 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 807-274-3228
Toll Free Phone 1-888-581-0249
Fax 807-274-6458
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Jenn Morrisseau, Band Office Reception
Alternate Contact Amanda French, Executive Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Brian Perrault, Chief; Phone: 807-274-3228 ext 228; Email:
Alternate Executive Christine Jourdain, Acting Executive Director; Phone: 807-274-3228 ext 233 * (Cell) 807-276-1324; Email:
Site Location Community is off Hwy 11 on SW shore of Rainy Lake, approx 2 mi E of Fort Frances
Located In Community Couchiching First Nation
Address Administration Centre
107 Hwy 11
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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Intersection Hwy 11 and Couchiching Dr
Mailing Address PO Box RMB 2027 
Administration Centre 
RR 2 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 6 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Mar 2020