November 27, 2020

This notice is to report that FWFN’s Emergency Response Group has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in the community of Fort William First Nation. I want to ensure to the community that our Emergency Response Group is currently monitoring and have made contact with the individual and also completing contact tracing with this individual. The positive case is in self isolation and also those that they have been in contact with.

I would also like to remind the community that self-monitoring is a very good practice to complete during this time and if any COVID-19 related symptoms become present to contact the Dilico Family Health Team at 626-5200. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit can also be contacted for testing at (807) 625-8318 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630, ext. 8318 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). After hours and on weekends/holidays call Thunder Bay Answering Service at (807) 624-1280.

Our health team is also wanting to build a community contact list to help assist in contact tracing if needed. Community members are encouraged to contact our COVID hotline at 698-0415 or Health Centre reception, 622-8802 to update our records of their respective phone numbers.


Mandatory Masks:
FWFN Chief and Council has supported all Ministry of Health guidelines including those set forth by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Wearing a mask or face covering is required in indoor public spaces under the instructions issued by the Medical Officer of Health. The mask or face covering should cover your nose, mouth and chin, without gapping. Wearing a mask or face covering is an additional measure we can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe. This means that, with some exceptions, all customers or visitors entering an indoor premise or apartment and condominium common area are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside.

Please only use coloured flags if someone is sick in your home. If anyone has not received their colour coded flag package, please contact us to request one to be delivered to you. This contact information is noted below.

COVID-19 Information & Communication Lines
Call Center Line: (807) 698-0415

How can I protect myself from getting COVID-19?
You can stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections by:

  • washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and not your hands; and
  • staying home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others.

If you have any questions please see contact information below.


Michael D. Pelletier
Chief Executive Officer

Fort William First Nation
90 Anemki Drive, Suite 200
Fort William First Nation, ON
P7J 1L3

P: 807.623.9543 Ext. 233
C: 807-629-0471
F: 807-623-5190