Matachewan First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Wabun Tribal Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Impact and Benefits Agreement (IBA) Coordinator: Micheline Dube, ph 705-565-2230 Ext 227; email:
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 
  • Maintains local business directory  
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Current economic initiatives Matachewan First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Agreement with Northgate Minerals (AuRico Gold) for resource development through the Young-Davidson Mine located 15 km S of community 
  • Ownership and operation of Ednysian Camp which provides temporary living arrangements with full meal service and housekeeping for 300 workers at the Young Davidson Mine 
  • Various Exploration Agreements (EA) and Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBA) 
  • Advice and support to local businesses including MDK Gas Bar
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Matachewan First Nation
Eligibility Members of Matachewan First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-565-2230
Toll Free Phone 1-866-781-4189
Fax 705-565-2585
Primary Contact Rose Thomas, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 705-565-2230 ext 239; Email:
Site Location Community is off Hwy 66 approx 30 km SE of Matachewan, 60 km W of Kirkland Lake
Located In Community Matachewan
Address Lot 44
Matachewan, ON P0K 1M0
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 160 
Matachewan, ON P0K 1M0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)