Henvey Inlet First Nation

AECOM Draft EA Report and HIFN’s 3rd Party Review

Council passed a Land Law in August directing Henvey Inlet Wind to do a comprehensive environmental assessment of the impacts of the proposed wind farm on Reserve No. 2. The assessment work was done by AECOM over the course of this year, and the draft environmental assessment report was delivered to Council in November. 

You can request a full copy of the draft EA report from the  band office or contacting Communications Coordinator Jennifer Ashawasegai: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The draft EA report is highly technical in format and approximately 12,000 pages in length, you will find a much shorter “plain language” overview of the main features of the draft report here 2015_DEC_17_EA_SUMMARY (missing pdf) Copies of this summary will be mailed to all Eligible Voters over the next few days.

As provided in the Land Law, Council retained its own consultants to review AECOM’s draft EA Report:  Arcadis Canada Inc., led by Anneliese Grieves, and Savanta Inc., led by Tom Hilditch.

At an open Council meeting on 15 December, which was attended by approximately thirty members of our community, AECOM did a presentation on the draft EA Report and our third party consultants delivered their peer review comments.

You will find the Arcadis review here Arcadis Peer Review of Draft EA - 2015 12 14 (missing pdf) and the Savanata review, which deals with the impacts on species at risk, here Savanta SAR Review 2015 12 09-.(missing pdf)

Subsequent to the presentations, all three consulting firms participated in a question and answer session with community members.

Both Arcadis and Savanta were generally satisfied with AECOM’s research and with the mitigation proposals in the draft EA Report, but both made specific recommendations for improvements.

AECOM indicated it would make the recommended changes, and its final version of the Environmental Assessment Report will be considered by Council at an open Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 06 January 2016, starting at 1:00 pm.

I want to invite all members to review the draft EA Report and the Arcadis and Savanta reviews on this website, and to attend the open Council meeting on 06 January.  You can also  contact me or the Lands Advisory Committee if you unable to attend and have any comments or questions.


Chief Wayne M. McQuabbie


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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