Pays Plat First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
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  
  • Hosts economic development strategic planning sessions 
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Pays Plat First Nation is involved with include: 
  • A 3-year agreement (2013-2016) with AV Terrace Bay (pulp mill) to supply wood from the Kenogami Forest to the mill 
  • Joint ownership of Wataynikaneyap Power with 17 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  
  • Pursuing the development of a 10 MW generating station with Pic River First Nation  
  • Provides representation on the Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association (OFNEDA) 
  • A partnership with five other First Nations in a job training initiative for Indigenous people with SuperCom Industries LP, which supports training to help prepare for construction employment opportunities with the East-West Tie Transmission Project-a 230 kilovolt transmission line connecting Wawa Transmission Station to the Lakehead Transmission Station near Thunder Bay
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Pays Plat First Nation
Eligibility Members of Pays Plat First Nation
Application Call for more information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-824-2541
Fax 807-824-2206
Primary Contact Douglas Moses, Community Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-824-2541 ext 223
Site Location Community is approx 180 km NE of Thunder Bay along Hwy 17 near Rossport, 44 km W of Terrace Bay
Located In Community Pays Plat First Nation
Address 10 Central Place
Pays Plat, ON P0T 3C0
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Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)