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Economic & Sustainability Development Officer (Manager)




Hunter’s Point, P. O. Box 998

Témiscamingue, Quebec

J0Z 3R0

Tel: 819-627-3628   Fax: 819-627-1109  


JOB POSTING:  Economic & Sustainability Development Officer (Manager)

DEPARTMENT:                    Wolf Lake First Nation Administration


Wolf Lake First Nation (WLFN) is inviting applications for the position of Manager – Economic Development and Sustainability. We are seeking a person who shares our goal of advancing the effective and sustainable development of our local and regional economy, including the prosperity of the community and our members.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in economic development in a First Nation context, the ability to develop and lead projects and coordinate partnerships, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and enjoy working in a team.


·      WLFN and its members benefit from an effective, prosperous and sustainable local and regional economy, principally under the control of the WLFN Government.


Under the supervision of the Band Manager and with the regular engagement of community members:

Coordinate the development and implementation of the WLFN Strategic Plan for Economic and Sustainable Development, including timely updates.
Develop and implement an effective policy framework to guide prosperous and sustainable economic development for WLFN, its members, entrepreneurs, and partners.
Obtain the funding required to support the implementation of the Plan.
Establish mutually beneficial partnerships with governments and the private sector to support and promote a healthy, prosperous local and regional economy.
Assist community members with entrepreneurial projects, including the development of business and marketing plans, the financing of new or expanded businesses, and access to training and other professional services.
Coordinate economic development with healthy community and infrastructure development.
Make regular progress reports to the WLFN Council and to the community members.
Establish and maintain effective networking with representatives of provincial, and federal governments, and with other select organizations, including the First Nation capital institutions.
Occasional travel will be


Good knowledge of WLFN history, traditions, and culture.
Good working knowledge of economic development in First Nations, and related government policies, programs and funding.
Strong communication skills, oral and written, in English and preferably in French.
Ability to effectively advance several priorities at the same time, sometimes under pressure.
Results oriented, self-motivated and able to work
Strong interpersonal and team skills.


Preference will be given to Anishinabe or other Indigenous candidates with relevant post-secondary education in related fields such as economics, finance, business administration, or general administration.

COMPENSATION is competitive and commensurate with the position responsibilities and the skills of the candidate.

Deadline for application:   
Friday, June 16, 2023 at noon.


If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter indicating your suitability for this opportunity.
Martha Polson, Band Manager

Wolf Lake First Nation

5 Riordon Ave, Temiscaming QC J0Z3R0

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Mikinakoos Children’s Fund launches $15,000 fundraiser for GivingTuesday




Mikinakoos Children’s Fund aims to raise $15,000 to provide vital winter clothing to 18 First Nations, collaborating with the KO First Nations, Keewaytinook Internet Highschools, and Fort Hope First Nation on GivingTuesday on November 28, 2023. – Photo supplied

THUNDER BAY (November 22, 2023) — Mikinakoos Children’s Fund, an Indigenous children’s charity providing essentials to youth in remote First Nations in Northwestern Ontario, is announcing the launch of a special fundraiser in recognition of GivingTuesday.

In alignment with the global GivingTuesday movement, Mikinakoos Children’s Fund aims to raise $15,000 to provide vital winter clothing to 18 First Nations, collaborating with the KO First Nations, Keewaytinook Internet Highschools, and Fort Hope First Nation. The initiative seeks to purchase over 1,500 coats for children in these regions, ensuring they are equipped to brave the harsh winter months.

“The winter season can be particularly challenging in the remote areas we serve, where many children lack access to proper winter gear,” said Mikinakoos Executive Director Emily Shandruk. “Mikinakoos Children’s Fund believes that every child deserves the warmth of hope during the colder months. With this in mind, we’re launching this crucial campaign to make a positive impact.”

Recent support from TD Canada Trust’s Ready Commitment Funding, a $50,000 grant over two years, is boosting Mikinakoos Children’s Fund’s Warm Clothing initiatives, of which this initiative is a part. With growing requests from various communities and organizations, Mikinakoos’ GivingTuesday funding alone wouldn’t have sufficed. Thanks to the extra support, the charity can now ensure that no child is left without essential resources.

GivingTuesday, which falls on November 28, marks the opening day of the giving season—a global movement encouraging people to come together for a day of generosity and positive change. Mikinakoos invites individuals and organizations alike to join in the effort to make a difference.

Here’s how you can contribute:

Donate: Your contribution, regardless of size, will bring Mikinakoos Children’s Fund closer to its $15,000 goal. Every dollar counts. GivingTuesday falls on November 28; however, this fundraiser will run until December 31.
Spread the Word: Share our campaign on social media, with friends, family, and colleagues. Together, we can make a wider impact.

“The remoteness of the communities we serve presents challenges in shipping and distributing necessities, such as food, sporting equipment, and winter gear, especially with the absence of permanent roads,” said Shandruk. “Climate change has further exacerbated the inconsistency of ice road conditions, making the delivery of essential items even more difficult.”

Please consider contributing to Mikinakoos Children’s Fund’s GivingTuesday campaign through this link or by texting “WARMCOATS” to 807-500-1522. Interviews with spokespeople from Mikinakoos Children’s Fund are available upon request.

About Mikinakoos Children’s Fund

Mikinakoos Children’s Fund is a charity created to address poverty by providing basic amenities, such as food, clothing, and shelter to First Nations children residing in remote communities. Join us on this journey to create positive change and secure the safety and wellbeing First Nations children. Engage with Mikinakoos Children’s Fund on social through #FirstNationKidsFirst.


Victoria Belton
Senior Consultant
Media Profile
Tel: 416-992-5179

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