Henvey Inlet First Nation

Specific vs General Designation

There are two types of designations for setting lands aside and each contains different problems and risks. The two types are a “specific” or a “general” designation.

A “specific” designation requires a detailed plan for one project at a time. A vote is then held to seek approval to set aside land for this one project. When only one project is considered the Band Member's consent is clear as the benefits and risks for one project are easier to assess.  A “Yes” vote would support this one project and a “No” vote would cancel it.

A “general” designation defines the outside boundaries of a tract of land with specific activities to be determined later.

As we are conducting a “general” designation it is important that voters understand that some current planned activities may not occur. Other projects that are not currently known could be launched at some future date but would require another referendum. Permitted uses are shown next on page 6.  Schedule “D” in the Commercial Lease attached contains this list.

Special Note: Please be advised that including a project on this list does not constitute “final approval”. Each project is subject to an environmental assessment (that is discussed further below) once final locations are determined.

The main benefit to a general designation is that a community vote is held once instead of holding a referendum vote for each project. The risk to a general designation is that Band Members may not have sufficient information about future activities to give their consent to develop the property. Any future land use must comply with an environmental assessment, which can include public consultation, prior to a project being approved.

Until the Band develops their own land use codes they must comply with Government environmental assessment laws to ensure that environmental concerns are respected. In this case the Crown, as represented by INAC, would consent to projects only after an Environmental Assessment is conducted.

If impacts were uncertain, a more detailed study could be ordered to determine impacts before a future project could continue. 


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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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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