Henvey Inlet First Nation

Henvey Inlet First Nation - Notice of Intent

To Establish a Wind Farm on the North Side of Henvey Inlet #2,

To Obtain a Permit Under Section 28(2) of the Indian Act

Chief and Council normally enter into Permits with individuals or companies for the purpose of forest management, gravel and pit operations, to set up a public utility, to allow the passage of transmission lines or to erect towers on any Reserve property.

The Reserve lands surrounding the activity approved under the Permit remain available for general Band use.

Under a 28(2) Permit, Chief and Council must be confident that the Community is largely in favour of a project, or at least, not against it.

In the case of the Wind Farm Project, the Band will not proceed unless a very large majority of the Membership who express their opinion support it before it goes ahead.

A full information package (broken link) will be sent to each household on-Reserve, mailed to all off-Reserve Members and is now posted to this web site. (www.hifn.ca)

Seeking support from the Membership is just one step in a process involving numerous studies, assessments and extensive negotiations  that could take 5-7 years to complete before we actually see wind turbines on the horizon.

We Need to Hear Your Opinion - Your opinion will be kept confidential.  The  number of people supporting or opposing  the project will be counted and verified.

How to Make Your Opinion Known:

You can personally express your opinion (“I support  it” or “I oppose it”), to any of the following three (3) individuals:

Chief Wayne McQuabbie ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Raymond Kagagins, Economic Development Officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Ken Noble, Special Projects ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

You can send  your opinion to any of the above via email.

You can phone any of the above noted individuals: (705)857-2331

You can fax (705-857-3021) or send your opinion in writing via regular mail to Chief Wayne McQuabbie :

Chief Wayne McQuabbie;
Henvey Inlet First Nation,
295 Pickerel River Road,
Pickerel, Ontario
P0G 1J0

Opinion Collection Period:
Now to January 30, 2009 -

Some delays were experienced distributing the Wind Farm Information Package by mail, so consultation will continue as required!


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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