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. 



Friday, December 09, 2022 9:00 am

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone
In person: At the Firehall
HIFN Chief and Council are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: General Membership Meeting
Time: Friday December 9, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall


Time: November 28, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall


Time: November 27, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Job Postings

Secondary School Bus Driver *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is currently seeking a Secondary School Bus Driver to join our Administration for a temporary, short-term contact for up to 6 months. The Secondary School Bus Driver reports to the Education Counsellor and is responsible for transporting students of various ages to and from their homes and respective schools in a timely and safe manner and in accordance with MTO driving regulations, Ontario Traffic Laws and safe driving practices.

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Housing and Finance Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Housing and Finance Assistant to join our Administration. The Housing and Finance Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for coordinating preventative maintenance for all Band-owned housing units and supervising all housing maintenance and repairs. The Housing and Finance Assistant receives and reviews all housing applications and inquiries, and, in collaboration with the Housing Committee, recommends tenants to Chief and Council for vacant units in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in the Housing Policy.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions) *RE-POST*

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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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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