The Georgina Island Economic Department is working to create local economic opportunities and a high quality of life for our community through:
Training and job creation
Business development and support
Partnerships and investments
The goals of the Economic Development Department are to generate partnerships, develop infrastructure projects, ensure financial growth and build a strong, sustainable First Nation.
The Economic Development Training Fund
This is a limited fund designed to provide financial assistance to First Nation members for training to help overcome skill-based barriers.
Funds may be used for:
Top-up wages for training programs such as OTTER Program
Tuition fees not covered under Post-Secondary Education funding
Course costs such as Driver’s Education, Health & Safety
Fees for certificates, exams and licenses
Transportation and accommodation costs related to training when in excess of department budgets.
To find out more about criteria and eligibility, see link below or contact Marlene Stiles or Rachel Big Canoe.
The Chippewas of Georgina Island developed the Island View Business Centre in 2016 as an economic driver for our community. It is a business hub that includes Virginia Beach Marina, the Boondocks Eatery, Tobacco Trails Smoke Shop , Retail and Lotto, the First Nation Lands Management Office and Holder Law Firm.
Economic Development Officer – Marlene Stiles
P: 705-437-1337 ext. 2237
Economic Development Assistant – Rachel Big Canoe
P: 705-437-1337 ext. 2224
Portfolio Holder – Councillor William McCue
P: 705-437-1337 ext. 2239
Ogemawahj Tribal Council – OTTER Board http://www.ogemawahj.on.ca/resources/employment-and-training/otter/
Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario http://indianag.on.ca/services.html
Georgina Island Business Directory http://www.georginaisland.com/local-businesses/