Housing and Infrastructure

Housing Employees - Duties and Responsibilities

Housing Manager  - Scott Desmoulin -  (807) 876-2292 Ext. 229

  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests

  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed


Housing Assistant  - Michelle Ossibens

  • Partly responsible for facilitating minor housing repairs

  • Administering the housing program as established by the approved policies and procedures of Long Lake #58 First Nation


Maintenance - Water/Sewer - Dionne Legarde

  • Manages water filtration purification process and pumping operations

  • Schedule and oversees the maintenance of plant equipment

  • Prepare report on water supply and water quality


General Labour – Joseph Towegishig, Robert Sabourin, Raymond Messon, Desmond Legarde, Don Shebagabow

  • Perform a variety of tasks of all kinds of construction sites

  • Tasks that require little skill or tasks that require experience or training

  • Often required to work in all kinds of weather conditions


    Housing Committee Members

    Our committee members are people we have selected to help us with making recommendations to the Chief and Council. These people have taken time away from their family and work to help us in this field with no honorarium. They sit for a long period of time to come up with recommendations.


    Wendell Abraham      – Housing Portfolio

    Angeline Britt             – Housing Portfolio

    Henry Davey              – Housing Portfolio

    Karen Ossibens         – Chair Person

    Louise Dore               – Committee Member

    Trina Ferris                 – Committee Member

    George Muckaday    – Committee Member

    Misty Dore                 – Committee Member

    Martina Waboose      – Committee Member (spare)

    Sharon Karhunen      – Committee Member (spare)



    Services Offered

    • Housing

    • Municipal water

    • Sewer services

    • Road maintenance

    • By-law enforcement

    • Emergency

    • Communications



    Our First Nation continues to work with service providers to improve access to services at our First Nation. Local phone services are provided by Bell Canada while cellphone services are provided by TBayTel. Local internet services are available to members through our local phone provider.

    Internet services are provided at the First Nation’s Administrative office and at our local school.

    Additional media access is provided through local, regional and national newspapers as well as through local and regional radio and television coverage.



    Fire protection is provided to the First Nation by the town of Longlac through a fire services agreement, while police services are provided through the Greenstone detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police including offices in both Geraldton and Longlac.

    The First Nation is also in the process of updating its emergency response plan and will be engaging both TransCanada Pipeline and Canadian National Railway in the weeks and months ahead as it makes amendments to its plan.