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Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) All-Season Community Access Road Public Information Centre #5

Join us for the Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) All-Season Community Access Road Public Information Centre #5: Existing Conditions Report and Route Selection Milestone

Join us to learn about and provide feedback on:

  • Updates since Public Information Centre #4, including what we’ve heard and how feedback is being considered; 
  • Update on what we heard at the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Interests (ATRI) Forum and plans for the next forum; 
  • Update on existing conditions results for completed studies; 
  • How Indigenous Knowledge is used and how it informs the process;
  • Achieving the next major milestone: Identifying the preferred route and how route alternatives will be assessed, recommended and a preferred route chosen; 
  • Cumulative effects assessment and why it is important; and
  • Next steps and future opportunities to get involved. 

Join us and share your feedback, ideas and values related to the proposed all-season access road.

When and Where?

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Best Western Nor’Wester
2080 Highway #61
Thunder Bay, Ontario
5:00 p.m.-6:00 pm – Indigenous Members Session

6:00 p.m. -   8:00 p.m. Public Session.


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Geraldton Community Centre
200 Wardrope Avenue
Geraldton, Ontario
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Indigenous Members Session

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Public Session


Light refreshments will be served. 

Information panels will be available for review, along with maps, fact sheets and feedback forms. Project Team members will be available to answer questions and receive comments.

If you cannot make the in-person session, you can find the information posted on our website the day of the Public Information Centre. Public Information Centres are wheelchair accessible; contact us if you require other accessibility accommodations.

About the Project

MFFN is a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario, located at the junction of the Albany and Ogoki rivers, approximately 170 km northeast of Nakina, Ontario.

MFFN Community Access Road is a proposed all-season road that will connect MFFN to Ontario’s provincial highway network in the south, increasing access and helping foster economic development and improve quality of life for community members. The Environmental Assessment / Impact Assessment will assess the potential impacts and benefits related to the proposed Community Access Road.


Understanding the Road’s Potential Impacts

MFFN is preparing an Individual Environmental Assessment / Impact Statement for the proposed Community Access Road. On October 8, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) approved the Terms of Reference (ToR) with amendments. The federal Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines were issued on February 24, 2020 and the federal government granted an extension on January 13, 2023. This will be the fifth Public Information Centre held to support the identification of the preferred route milestone of the Impact Assessment and Environmental Assessment processes.  

This advertisement is available in French, Cree, Oji-Cree and Ojibway.


For information on the Environmental Assessment / Impact Assessment processes and progress related to this Project, please visit  

If you are unable to attend the event, or have any comments or questions regarding the Project, you are welcome to contact the Project Team at any time during the process at 1-800-764-9114 or

Thank you for your participation. 

Personal information submitted (e.g., name, address and phone number) is collected, maintained and disclosed under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for transparency and consultation purposes. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public, unless you request your personal information remain confidential.