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About Us

Mission Statement:
It is the goal of Batchewana Band Industries Ltd. (BBIL)to attract and participate in the relocation of diverse companies that will offer skilled employment, training opportunities and personal growth through which role models can be provided to younger Batchewana First Nation members. Participation in such companies would also provide revenues to BBIL and its shareholders.

Corporation
BBIL is a First Nation owned and operated corporation incorporated under the Ontario Business Corporations Act to oversee the development and management of BHIP. We were incorporated on November 5, 1971, one of the first its kind in Canada. The corporation is managed by a Board of Directors appointed from Batchewana First Nation’s Chief and Council. There is currently a staff compliment of an Industrial Park Manager, Administrative Clerk, internship positions and seasonal labourers.

Board of Directors

2012
President – Karen Bird
Vice President – Danny Sayers Jr.
Treasurer – Claude Paquin
Secretary – Brian McCoy
Council Representative – Robert (Gary) Gingras

2009 – 2011
President – Karen Bird
Vice President – Warren Sayers Sr.
Treasurer – James Roach
Secretary – Danny Sayers Jr.
Council Representative – Trudy Boyer

2008 – 2009
President – Harvey Bell
Vice President – Brian McCoy
Treasurer – Karen Bird
Secretary – Warren Sayers
Council Representative – Greg Agawa

2007 – 2008
President - Paul Stevens
Vice President – Brian McCoy
Treasurer/Secretary – Joe Tom Sayers

2005-2006
President – Harry Jones
Vice President – Velma Robinson
Board Member – Joseph Corbiere

2006
President – Paul Stevens
Vice President – Brian McCoy
Treasurer /Secretary – Joe Tom Sayers

2005
President – Paul Stevens
Vice President – Darrell Johnson
Treasurer /Secretary – Cathy Connor
Board Member– Joe Tom Sayers
Board Member – Brian McCoy

2000
President – Paul Stevens
Vice President – Harry Jones
Board Member – Steve Dolan
Board Member– Joe Tom Sayers
Board Member – Brian McCoy
Board Member– Tom Kakapshe
Board Member – Velma Robinson

1999
President – Harry Jones
Board Members – Paul Stevens
Board Member – Vernon Syrette
Board Member– Kevin Tegosh
Board Member – Velma Robinson