Property Tax Administration

The Georgina Island Assessment Review Board is established under the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Property Assessment Law, 2018, to manage and decide assessment appeals related to GIFN property assessments.

Georgina Island Assessment Review Board Members 


Iain T. Donnell, LL.B.

Mr. Donnell is the principal of Donnell Law Group. After being called to the bar in 1990, Mr. Donnell has practiced law in Southern Ontario for 25 years, focusing on criminal law, human rights, civil litigation, and municipal litigation.





Mark Doble

Although recently retired, Mr. Doble was Director of Case Management for the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation of Ontario (MPAC) and a professional assessor/valuator for 38 years. Mr. Doble holds a MIMA Designation (Institute of Municipal Assessors) and his Paralegal License with the Law Society of Ontario.  Mr. Doble is a former member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and is a past president of the Institute of Municipal Assessors.




Mel Jacobs

Mr. Jacobs is a past Chief of the Curve Lake First Nation and past Regional Chief (South East) of the Union of Ontario Indians. He has also been a Treaty claim negotiator and INAC Ontario Regional Director. Mr. Jacobs has mediation and ADR training from Queen’s University and Harvard University.



Contact Information

If you have questions about GIFN Assessment Appeals, contact GIFN ARB Chair Iain Donnell at or (905) 476-9100  or GIFN Property Tax Administrator Stephanie BigCanoe at or (705) 437-1337 at the GIFN band office.

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