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    36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Chief Executive Officer Brendan Huston 705-753-2050 ext. 1222
    Chief Financial Officer
    Senior Finance Officer
    Tammy Saulis
    Renée Commanda
    705-753-2050 ext. 1281
    705-753-2050 ext. 1280
    Business Operations Manager
    Communications Officer
    Geneviève Couchie 705-753-2050 ext. 1243
    Director of Administration Freda Martel 705-753-2050 ext. 1223
    Emergency Services/Fire Chief Melvin McLeod 705-753-2050
    Executive Assistant Kim Salvaneschi 705-753-2050 ext. 1229
    Finance – Accounts Payable Jeff Hanzlik
    Chelsea Glover
    705-753-2050 ext. 1347
    705-753-2050 ext. 1255
    Finance – Accounts Receivable Kerri Lariviere705-753-2050 ext. 1228
    Finance ClerkAndrew Birmingham705-753-2050 ext. 1227
    Floating Admin AssistantMelissa Penasse705-753-2050 ext. 1265
    Human Resources Manager Lori Lee Michaud705-753-2050 ext. 1253
    Human Resources Assistant Kyesha Fong705-753-2050 ext. 1289
    I.T. Manager
    I.T. Technicians

    I.T. Intern
    Eric Schnell
    Charles Goulais
    Steve Commanda
    Tyson Dunlop
    705-753-2050 ext. 1221
    705-753-2050 ext. 5208
    705-753-2050 ext. 1235
    LNHL Support & Fundraising CoordinatorSabrina Wassengeso-McLeod705-753-2050 ext. 1254
    ReceptionistJulie Lambert705-753-2050
    Special Projects Manager Bruce McLeod 705-753-2050 ext. 1326
    Strategic AdvisorDwayne Nashkawa705-753-2050

    24 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Culture & Heritage Manager Glenna Beaucage 705-753-2050 ext. 1232
    Culture & Heritage ClerkGail McLeod705-753-2050 ext. 1284
    Cultural Events Coordinator Mindy Lariviere705-753-2050 ext. 1290
    Librarian/Literacy Worker Randy Penasse 705-753-2050 ext. 1231
    Nishnaabemwin CoordinatorIan Campeau705-753-2050 ext. 1261

    36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Economic Development OfficerKenneth Hazell705-753-2050 ext. 1264
    Employment & Training ManagerThomas Lambert705-753-2050 ext. 6985
    NFN BingoClosed during COVID705-753-2050

    70 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Director of EducationNancy Allaire705-753-2050 ext. 3013
    Education Officer705-753-6995 ext. 1282
    Nbisiing Bus LinesCharlene Bellefeuille705-753-6995
    Nbisiing Secondary School PrincipalLacy Stevens-Farrell705-497-9938
    Student Support Workers:

    Geraldeana Goulais

    705-753-2050 ext. 3014
    705-753-2050 ext. 1321

    36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Director of Community InfrastructurePatrick Stevens705-753-2050 ext. 1220
    Community Infrastructure Admin AssistantCharlene Lalonde705-753-2050 ext. 1285
    Maintenance ManagerBrian Stevens 705-753-2050 ext. 1252
    Landfill Site MonitorMario Lapointe705-753-4167
    Public Works ManagerSteve Doucette
    After Hours Emergencies
    705-753-2050 ext. 4001
    Public Works Lead HandTerry Lariviere 705-753-4167
    Public Works Clerk Sarah Lafantaisie 705-753-4167
    Waste Diversion CoordinatorGrant Stevens705-753-2050

    316 Ted Commanda Drive, Garden Village ON P2B 3K2

    Administrative Assistant705-753-1375
    Addictions CounsellorAmanda Dokis705-753-1375
    Addictions CounsellorLisa Lurz705-753-1375
    Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions CounsellorJulie Coote705-753-1375
    Family Well-Being CoordinatorKaren Auger705-753-1375
    Mental Health TherapistCheryl Shawana705-753-1375
    Mental Health TherapistSherri Pinder705-753-1375
    PsychologistDr. Brenda Restoule705-753-1375
    Withdrawal Management Cultural CoordinatorTyler Dokis705-753-1375
    Withdrawal Management Clinical Coordinator Shari Bentley705-753-1375
    Withdrawal Management Land Based Facilitator 705-753-1375
    Withdrawal Management RPN Natasha Jolicoeur705-753-1375

    58 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Director of Health Services Kimberly Lalonde 705-753-3312 ext. 2223
    Administrative AssistantKayla Lariviere705-753-3312 ext. 2260
    Children’s Services Manager Brandie Fong 705-753-3312 ext. 3001
    – Couchie Memorial Daycare Supervisor Jill Beaucage 705-474-9860
    – Nipissing Ojibway Daycare Supervisor Kelsey McNeill 705-753-4052
    Community Health Nurse (RN)Carole Lafantaisie 705-753-3312 ext. 2257
    Diabetes Health Promotion WorkerStella Solomon705-753-3312 ext. 2229
    Health Promotion WorkerLori-Anne McLeod705-753-3312 ext. 2266
    Home & Community Care (HCC) Manager Meriza George 705-753-5063 ext. 2226
    HCC Admin AssistantPam Goulais705-753-5063 ext. 2238
    HCC Nurse (RN)Miranda Carey705-753-5063 ext. 2244
    Maternal Child Health Nurse Misty Arbour 705-753-3312 ext. 2227
    Non-Insured Health Benefits Coordinator Sue Commanda 705-753-3312 ext. 2233
    Nutrition Erika Weidl 705-753-3312 ext. 2225
    Records & Information Management AdministratorEleanor McLeod705-753-3312
    Recreation ActivatorVicky Laforge705-753-6971
    ReceptionistEvelyn Chevrier705-753-3312
    Administrative Assistant Lisa Beaucage 705-753-3312 ext. 2259

    36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Housing ManagerChris Bellissimo705-753-2050 ext. 1246
    Housing Administrative AssistantAngela McLeod705-753-2050 ext. 1259
    Apartment CoordinatorEllie Penasse-Lafleur 705-753-6973 ext. 1272
    Housing MaintenanceGerry Beaucage & Kenneth McLeod
    After Hours Emergencies – NFN Units Only
    705-753-2050 ext. 1258

    36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Director of Lands & Natural ResourcesCameron Welch705-753-2922 ext. 1225
    Land Manager Cathy McLeod 705-753-2922 ext. 1233
    G.I.S. Technician Joanne Gibouleau 705-753-2922 ext. 5205
    Lands Registry ClerkLee McLeod-Faubert705-753-2922 ext. 1283
    Lands & Membership Clerk Randy McLeod705-753-2922 ext. 1247
    Data Management ClerkPatrick McLeod705-753-2050 ext. 1250

    17 Philip Avenue, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Natural Resources Manager Jeff McLeod 705-753-2050 ext. 1325
    Biologist Nikki Commanda 705-753-2050 ext. 1251
    Bylaw / Enforcement Tyler Couchie
    After Hours Emergencies
    Clayton Goulais
    After Hours Emergencies
    705-753-2050 ext. 1224
    705-753-2050 ext. 1236
    Environmental OfficerCurtis Avery705-753-2050 ext. 1290
    Fisheries Office   705-753-6991
    Forestry CoordinatorHugh Martel705-753-2050

    36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

    Director of Social Services Debbie McLeod 705-753-2050 ext. 1230
    Band Representative Program Manager Wendy Lariviere705-753-2050 ext. 1322
    Band Representative Nicky Restoule705-753-2050 ext. 1341
    Band RepresentativeStephanie Therrien705-753-2050 ext. 1344
    Band Representative Admin AssistantLisa Vega705-753-2050 ext. 1353
    Child Welfare SupervisorJulie Dalgliesh705-753-2050 ext. 1340
    Child Welfare Worker (6-12 yrs)Katie Lariviere705-753-2050 ext. 1323
    Child Welfare Worker (13-24 yrs)Brady Penasse705-753-2050 ext. 1274
    Family Resource Centre (Ojibway Women’s Lodge)Cindy Couchie, Manager705-472-3321  (emergency)
    705-472-7828  (inquiries)
    Food Bank Coordinator Jackie Folz705-753-6972
    Ontario Works CaseworkerNicholas Fava 705-753-2050 ext. 1329
    True Self Debwewendizwin Donna Forget 705-474-4058

    Other Helpful Numbers

    Anishinabek Police Service705-472-0270
    Fire Hall – Duchesnay705-495-4603
    Fire Hall – Garden Village705-753-4319
    Nbisiing Secondary School705-497-9938
    Non-Insured Benefits Info Line1-800-640-0642
    North Bay Indigenous Hub705-995-0060
    Ojibway Women’s Lodge705-472-7828
    Public Works705-753-4167
    Water Treatment Plant705-753-6083
    Wastewater Treatment Plant705-753-0873


    HOSPITAL – North Bay Regional Health Centre705-474-8600
    HOSPITAL – West Nipissing705-753-3110
    POLICE – Anishinabek Police Service
    – Ontario Provincial Police
    Call 911 for emergencies
    Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre705-840-2403
    Connex Ontario – 24/7 mental health & addiction services1-866-531-2600
    Crisis Centre North Bay – 24/7 service705-474-1031
    Crisis Intervention – Nipissing Mental Health, Housing – 24/7 service1-800-352-1141
    Crisis Intervention – Sturgeon Falls – from 4pm – 11pm, 7 days per week705-753-3110 ext. 288
    Kids Help Phone – 24/7 service by phone, text CONNECT to 686868 or live chat1-800-668-6868
    Suicide Prevention Hotline1-833-456-4566
    Talk for Healing – 24/7 service for Indigenous Women in 14 languages by phone, text or online1-855-554-4325 (HEAL)
    Telehealth Ontario1-866-797-0000
    Victim Crisis Assistance – North Bay705-472-2649
    Victim Crisis Assistance – Sturgeon Falls705-753-9194