Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in clean water, wastewater and storm water projects in 37 First Nation communities across the province


Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in clean water, wastewater and storm water projects in 37 First Nation communities across the province

Joint federal, provincial, municipal and First Nation community funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 37 clean water, wastewater and storm water projects in Ontario. These investments will ensure access to safe, drinkable water and better environmental protection for First Nation communities across Ontario.

The Government of Canada is investing over $69.5 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $16.9 million and First Nation communities are providing over $5.8 million towards the projects.

Project Information:


Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

First Nation

Alderville First Nation

Communal and POE Water Treatment Systems




Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation

Sewage Lagoon




Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation

Septic and Watermain Upgrades




Beausoleil First Nation

Stormwater System Upgrade and Existing Drainage Rehabilitation




Brunswick House First Nation

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Upgrades For Mono Drinking Water Systems




Couchiching First Nation

Stormwater Management Infrastructure Upgrades




Dokis First Nation

Lagoon Expansion




Garden River First Nation

Replacement of Drinking Water Pipes in the Block Subdivision




Grassy Narrows First Nation

Replacement of Sewage Pumping Stations




Hiawatha First Nation

Rehabilitation and Upgrade of Communal Drinking Water Systems




Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation

Water Distribution Renewal and Fire Protection Upgrades




Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation)

Gull Bay Lagoon Expansion




Lac La Croix First Nation

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades




Matachewan First Nation

Upgrading and Relocation of Wastewater Lagoon




Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation

New Osnaburgh Water Treatment Plant Upgrades




Moose Cree First Nation

Sewage System Rehabilitation




Naicatchewenin First Nation

Water and Wastewater Critical Health and Safety Project




Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Wastewater Plant Replacement




Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation

Wastewater System




Nibinamik First Nation

Rehabilitation of Nibinamik Lagoon Sewage Treatment Lagoon and Collection Systems




Nipissing First Nation

VLA Water Plant Replacement




Northwest Angle 33 First Nation

Dogpaw Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Project




Washagamis Bay First Nation

Replace Existing Distribution Water Main at West End WTP and Upgrade 10 Residential Septic Fields




Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining Ojibway Nation

Communal Wastewater Collection and Treatment Rehabilitation




Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades




Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation

Well Upgrades




Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation

Water Infrastructure




Seine River First Nation

Water Treatment Distribution System Rehabilitation




Shoal Lake First #40 Nation

Subsurface Septic System Rehabilitation




Six Nations of the Grand River

Wastewater Lagoons Forcemain Upgrade Construction




Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

Rehabilitation of Water Treatment Plant




Wasauksing First Nation

Peatland Wastewater System Design and Construction




Weenusk First Nation

Sewage Pumping Station Rehabilitation




Wikwemikong First Nation

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Phase 1 - RBC Replacement




Whitefish River First Nation

New Lagoon and Septic Bed Assessment and Replacement Program




Whitesand First Nation

Stormwater Management Infrastructure Remediation




Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

Water Storage and Distribution System Upgrades




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