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Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Reserve Extension

Indigenous Infrastructure
Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg, Ontario
$7.9 million
(Under construction)
Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg

Enabling water, electricity, and broadband connections for community growth, housing and commercial space

Investments in critical infrastructure are required to accommodate commercial and residential development which will improve living standards on reserve.

Fast facts

Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg is responsible for project management of the works phase, ensuring local employment and training opportunities
Enables future businesses and residences electricity, water and broadband connections
55 new building lots will accommodate on-reserve housing and commercial use

As part of the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative, we are investing $7.9 million towards critical infrastructure required for commercial and residential development on-reserve. The CIB’s financing supports the Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Reserve, ensuring future businesses and residences can connect to new electricity, water and broadband infrastructure.

The project includes construction of approximately one kilometre of new road, the extension of water services tied into the existing water treatment system, the extension of existing fixed wireless broadband and the electrification of 55 new building lots.

Benefits of CIB’s Involvement

By tapping into CIB financing, Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg can access flexible and affordable financing to fill an infrastructure gap. With mining and forestry projects underway in the region, this investment will ensure Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg has the infrastructure necessary to attract more off-reserve Nation members to the community.

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An aerial view of the Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Reserve Extension
Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg

For many years, my community’s growth and development was frustrated due to a lack of land. The recent expansion of our reserve land base provides a long overdue opportunity to proceed with urgently needed community housing and other community and economic development projects. The investment from the CIB was essential to completing the financing for this project, that includes community equity and funding from various other community partners. Our experience with the CIB was an extremely positive one and they are clearly committed to the growth and development of Indigenous communities.

Chief Louis Kwissiwa
Government of Canada

Communities need modern and well-built infrastructure to thrive. The Canada Infrastructure Bank’s financing will help the Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg build up their community to improve the quality of life for generations to come. Congratulations to the Chief and Council on this important work.

Hon. Patty Hajdu