Henvey Inlet First Nation

Henvey Inlet First Nation

Henvey Inlet First Nation is comprised of three separate reserve properties in the Province of Ontario. Henvey Inlet Reserve No. 2 is located on the North East shore of Georgian Bay approximately 90 km of Sudbury on the west side of highway 69. French River reserve No. 13 which is 11 km north of the Henvey Inlet #2 reserve, is east of highway 69 on Pickerel River. Cantin Island is part of the French River Reserve No. 13 and is located north of the mainland portion and separated by Pickerel River and is bordered by the French River on the North Side. Cantin Island Reserve No. 13 is presently being used for seasonal camping and recreational cottages only.

The main village is on the French River Reserve No. 13, along Pickerel River Road. At the present time there are 50 houses; most have been built within the last 10 – 15 years. More housing is in the planning stages for along the Pickerel River Rd and in the subdivision, should population continue to increase. There is a small population at the Henvey Inlet Reserve No. 2; however there is no other development other than the 12 members’ homes at this time.

In total, the population of the First Nation is nearly 800 members, both on and off-reserve. Currently, there are about 170 residents living on reserve.

Henvey Inlet First Nation signed onto the First Nations Market Housing Fund on April 12th, 2013.

“The demand for housing is great in our community. On and off-reserve members will now have another option for housing — which will go a long way towards filling the housing gap in our community.”
— Chief Wayne McQuabbie (May 2013)

Contact Information:

Jennifer Ashawasegai
295 Pickeral River Road
Henvey Inlet, Ontario
P0G 1J0
Ph.: 705-857-2331
Fax: 705-857-3021
Email: jashawasegai@gmail.com