Henvey Inlet First Nation

Chief's Letter to Members


Our windfarm project has finally commenced full operation and we are beginning to receive income from Nigig Power Corporation, which is a 50% owner of the project.

The windfarm has a contract to sell electricity to Ontario that will run until 2039. During that period, HIFN will receive income from Nigig and from the rent which the project pays directly to the First Nation. Financial projections for these two income streams are in the Windfarm Trust Community Meeting documentation on HIFN’s website and the backgrounder slide deck included in this voting package.

Council has engaged in extensive community consultation on how to use and manage these income streams. Based on that consultation and advice from the Band’s lawyers, auditors, and financial consultants, Council has adopted two objectives:


    Regular payments to registered members, on or off-reserve Enhanced community facilities and member programs and services


    After the energy sales contract ends in 2039, continue the member and community support indefinitely, if possible

The proposed payments to registered members will be at the rate of $500.00/month for each adult, $600.00/month for seniors over the age of 60, and $100.00/month for minors (held back until age 21 or age 18 if they have a high school diploma). If we put the Nigig income steam and surplus rent in trust and manage it prudently, the Band will be able to make these payments to members throughout the term of the energy sales contract and for many generations of members thereafter.

More detail on the Windfarm Legacy Trust proposal is contained in the enclosed backgrounder slide deck, notice and draft of the land law Council will enact if the proposal is approved, and the draft Trust Settlement Agreement. This package also includes a mail-in ballot which must be received before Sunday, 13 December 2020.

You can also vote in person at the Firehallon on that date.

A special Zoom and in-person Community Meeting will be held on Monday, 02 November 2020, at 2:00 pm, to go over the model one last time before the vote. If the Trust is approved by the membership, its first task will be to issue 15-month catch-up payments to each member. We anticipate the Trust will be able to get these catch-up payments out to members before Christmas.

CLICK HERE for the .pdf letter from the chief.


Community Engagement Session

The Membership Code Working Group is holding a Community Engagement Session to review the results of the Online Survey.

Tuesday July 12, 2022 @ 11am

Lunch to be provided, CLICK HERE to view flyer.

COMMUNITY MEETING - Monday, 09 May 2022

When: Monday, 09 May 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE for the .PDF instructions

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Windfarm Legacy Trust Logo Contest!

Help us create an extraordinary logo for HIFN Windfarm Legacy Trust. This logo will be the face of the Trust. Any registered Member of HIFN can apply. We strongly encourage our youth to apply, lets see your creativity! Please submit your logo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can mail to address provided. Deadline for Contest is December 5, 2021. Please CLICK HERE to view flyer for more info on how and when to submit your submission.

Job Postings

Senior Office Manager

Pickerel Contracting Ltd. is currently seeking a full-time Senior Office Manager to join our team. The Senior Office Manager reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing all administrative, clerical and office support services for Pickerel Contracting Ltd., ensuring all directives are met. The Senior Office Manager will perform various human resources tasks including full-cycle recruitment, onboarding/offboarding, employee training, policy implementation, workplace investigations, and benefit administration, ensuring compliance with all applicable health and safety and employment legislation.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions)

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a qualified full-time Early Childhood Education Worker to join our Administration. The ECE Worker reports to the Daycare Supervisor and is responsible for providing supervision and direct childcare to children attending the HIFN Daycare, in compliance with all regulatory standards required by federal, provincial and First Nations legislation, policies and procedures.

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Executive Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to join our Administration. The Executive Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for providing high-level administrative support to the executive team. The Executive Assistant serves as a primary contact for all internal and external requests for senior management and acts as a liaison to Chief and Council, community members and all other organizations and government agencies.

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Water Treatment Operator Trainee

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Water Treatment Operator Trainee to join our Administration for a short-term contract May 2022 to March 2023. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee reports to the Water Treatment Plant Operator and is responsible for learning the quality control measures that go into providing Henvey Inlet First Nation with safe, potable drinking water. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee will be
expected to engage in the continuous learning and training required to prepare for successful completion of the Operator in Training Exam. This position requires a high degree of self-motivation and a strong work ethic.

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Health News

Notice for Off-Reserve Members 

re: medical transportation

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CLICK HERE to read this notice.

Non-Insured health benefits – Program Updates

Non Insured Health Benefits has monthly updates and are posted to their website. Please click the following link to see the monthly updates and changes. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1578079214611/1578079236012

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Medical Van Schedule

For the clients who utilize the Medical Transportation Vehicle, this is a reminder that your appointments are to be booked for 10:00 am at the earliest and 2:30 pm the latest for either Sudbury, Parry Sound or Britt appointments!!!

Appointments will not be added unless between these times!!

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