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First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative

Fort William First Nation and the City of Thunder Bay

Fort William First Nation and the City of Thunder Bay are working together to build a mutually beneficial partnership that focuses on the development of the economy:

Their goals include:

  • Collaborating on Economic Development and Land Use Planning; with a focus on Railway / Industrial lands owned by Fort William First Nation
  • Developing a joint Economic Development Strategy
  • Developing further industry and jobs to benefit both communities
  • Strengthening the partnership building on a 2011 Declaration of Commitment

In the news

Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation launch joint economic development program 

Partnership strives to bring back industry

Why work together?

Chief Peter Collins, Fort William First Nation

"We are confident that our common goals for local economic development will foster benefits that extend to many other aspects of community building, and will help us explore ways to strengthen our communities even more." 

Mayor of Thunder Bay, Keith Hobbs

"We are thrilled to participate in this important initiative with Fort William First Nation ... We have recognized for years that working together to address our economic challenges will strengthen our relationship and the regional economy, and move our communities forward." 

Contact information

Fort William First Nation              

  • Ed Collins, Manager, Economic Development: (807) 623-2021  

The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission

  • John Mason, Project Manager, Mining Services: (807) 625-3960
Page Updated: 15/08/2017