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



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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