Henvey Inlet First Nation

Staff Profile - Charlene Ashawasegai

Hello! Aanii!

My Name is Charlene Ashawasegai (aka Charlie Brown). Or Auntie as the children call me.

Raised here in Pickerel, Born in Parry Sound. Lived here nearly all my life, I left the reserve for about 4 months in my younger years. Returned when I started to have a family and set my roots down here in the community.

I have been here at the HIFN Daycare for 20 years in June 2019. It has been a changing field of work. I have worked with so many amazing people at the HIFN Daycare, Ministry of Education, other First Nation Daycares, and Supervisors.


The children from our home community are so amazing, bright, and cherished by their families. My main reason for going into this field of work was to help encourage the children in their learning, development, and supporting them in their learning years. I have witnessed three generations going through our Daycare, and it blows me away when I think of the potential in each individual being. I smile when I think about when we first opened our door and the excitement in all the children faces in having a place they considered a second home.

And that was always the main purpose for this place, and why I have stayed in this area of work. My heart is here! And it goes out the door every time one of the children goes off to JK/SK. I can only hope that we have given the children to the opportunity to grow, engage, and love the idea of learning!

Charlene Ashawasegai
HIFN Daycare Supervisor

Certificate of Registration, CECECharlene Ashawasegai RECE


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.

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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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