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Windigo Community Development Corporation

Since its incorporation in 1994, the Windigo Community Development Corporation has strived to achieve its not-for-profit objectives. To promote, initiate and provide continuing assistance and management of projects.
President Frank McKay accepting Skookum Jim Award in 2013 from Glen Nolan PDAC President.

Since its incorporation in 1994, the Windigo Community Development Corporation has strived to achieve its not-for-profit objectives. To promote, initiate and provide continuing assistance and management of projects. To assist and encourage the starting and growth of business enterprises.

The Corporation was established by the Windigo First Nations Council to partake in the opportunities presented by the construction of the Musselwhite Mine (130 kilometres north of Pickle Lake, then owned by Placer Dome), and was involved with both the construction of the road and the camp residence. Once
construction was complete, the Corporation was then responsible for providing the catering and housekeeping services of the camp residence.

At the time of incorporation, there were five members: Bearskin Lake First Nation, Cat Lake First Nation, North Caribou Lake First Nation, Sachigo Lake First Nation, and Slate Falls First Nation.

Now, 16 years later, with a successful catering company, a commercial property leasing company and the recent launching of a cleaning and janitorial supply company, the Windigo Chiefs can look back with pride at the success and growth achieved, and look forward with optimism and confidence to the new opportunities presenting, and the future economic prosperity of the Windigo
First Nations.

Windigo Catering LP 

Windigo Catering LP is a First Nation-owned catering company in Northwestern Ontario that specializes in industrial and institutional contracts. With our team of qualified chefs, managers and well-trained staff we are able to deliver a unique,
personalized service to our clients.


We cater to the needs of our clients with a quality food service. Food is our passion and we continually add variety to our menu by observing the culinary trends and accommodating any specific requests.

Food Services 

In order to serve your facility better, we offer onsite food services. These include delivery of food to various locations and the upkeep
of vending machines.

Housekeeping, Laundry & Janitorial 

We provide a clean, comfortable environment because health and safety is important to everyone. We work hard to create an
inviting dining area, a home away from home, and a welcoming work setting.

On-Site Commissary 

We are able to provide goods for purchase at onsite commissaries that are stocked according to the location of the facility and any client specifications.

Camp Management 

Management is key to efficient and safe operations. Our managers ensure smooth day-to-day operations. They meet their goals by helping you meet yours.

Windigo Catering LP is the proud recipient of the 2013 PDAC Skookum Jim Award, in recognition of its excellence in serving the mining industry. Windigo Catering LP has been providing janitorial,
catering and camp management services to Goldcorp Canada Ltd. – Musselwhite Mine since 1998, and currently employs 70 employees, 48% of whom are from the Windigo communities, and another 40% from other First Nations communities (both Treaty 9 and Treaty 3). This business boasts an 80% First Nation employment rate, and is the pride of the Windigo First Nations.

Windigo Catering LP has been expanding operations and has recently been awarded a Janitorial Contract with the City of Thunder Bay Police (Balmoral Station) and has been selected as the Primary Supplier by the Ministry of Natural Resources to provide Camp Cooking Services to its Emergency Forest Firefighters.

Knobby’s Sportsman’s Bar & Restaurant 

Knobby’s is a local culinary landmark open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Knobby's serves fresh/house-made cuisine from May to October on beautiful Pelican Lake in Sioux Lookout. Providing exceptional service with a beautiful waterfront vista, Knobby’s offers down-to-earth, yet modern, dining for locals and visitors to our quaint Northwestern Ontario community. Give your tastebuds a vacation, too!

Windigo Property LP 

Windigo Property LP was established in 2006 and currently owns four properties in Sioux Lookout: two are commercially leased, and one is a residential lease. Windigo Property LP currently employs two employees: a janitor and on-call maintenance coordinator.

Boreal Solutions 

Boreal Solutions is our 100 per cent First Nation-owned commercial janitorial supply company, which serves all sectors of industry across Northern Ontario. With outlets in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Sioux Lookout, Boreal Solutions can provide your business with quality janitorial supplies and equipment. Boreal Solutions supplies cleaning chemicals, cleaning tools and equipment, washroom supplies, floor care and maintenance equipment, alcohol-free hand sanitizer, industrial liners, paper products, and dust-control chemicals. Boreal Solutions: chemistry that cleans like magic! Ask us for a quote today and compare prices.

Thunder Bay: 807-345-2891,toll-free: 877-296-5022.

Sault Ste. Marie: 705-254-6990, toll-free: 888-302-5613.

Sioux Lookout: 807-737-7965

The economic development structure of the Windigo Community Development Corporation continues to grow and expand, following the goals set forth in the five-year investment plan of the Council Chair & CEO Frank McKay (also President of
the Board).

Over the course of the next 24 months, the Directors look forward to:

Expanding the customer base of Windigo Catering LP, through competitive bidding to other mines and agencies (particularly in Thunder Bay and east).

Updating and enhancing the Windigo Catering website.

Windigo Catering LP

Sioux Lookout, Ont., Canada

P8T 1A5

Tel: 807-737-1585