Thessalon First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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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 
  • Most populated reserve is Thessalon 12 Reserve, a Chippewa settlement 
  • Community is road accessible off Hwy 17
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Thessalon First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Supports local businesses including Robs Variety Gas, Restaurant and Smoke Shop, Giguere Trucking, and Ever Good Variety Store 
  • Hosts an Annual Traditional Pow Wow usually in July 
  • Provides a Water Treatment Plant, a Community Centre, a local Gymnasium, an open-air Arena equipped with boards, lighting and roof, a community park/ballfield and a community Cemetery  
  • Owns and operates the Thessalon Bio Centre, a greenhouse and large cold storage facility with a certified organic food processing/packaging area 
  • Serviced by air through the Thessalon Municipal Airport located 5.6 km N of community of Thessalon
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Community Centre 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Centre, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Centre, Community Support Services 
  • Health Centre, Community Support Services Family Preservation Worker 
  • Health Centre, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Centre, Home and Community Care Program 
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Centre, Non Insured Health Benefits 
  • Health Centre, Traditional Coordinator 
  • Housing Department 
  • Niigaaniin Social Services 
  • Niigaaniin Social Services, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Library 
  • Public Works Department 
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility Members of Thessalon 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 705-842-2323
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-842-2332
Primary Contact Sherri Richard, Receptionist; Email:
Primary Executive Edward Boulrice, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Mary Jane Wardell, Band Manager; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 228; Email:
Site Location Community is on N shore of Lake Huron, 12 km E of town of Thessalon and 103 km SE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Thessalon
Address 40 Sugarbush Rd, RR 2
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
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Intersection Sugarbush Rd and Hwy 17
Mailing Address Box 9 
RR 2 
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 5 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Nov 2020