The Min-O-Qwe-Ke-Ga-Bwe’in Social Services Initiative Program has been involved in Ontario Works service delivery since 1998. Since 2007, KCA MSSI program and 7 participating First Nation collectively deliver Ontario Works programming through a group delivery model of the full Ontario Works Program.

MSSI delivers services to the following 7 First Nations:
  1. Asubpeechoseewagong Netum Anishinabek
  2. Eagle Lake
  3. Naotkamegwanning
  4. Northwest Angle #33
  5. Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining
  6. Obashkaandagaang
  7. Shoal Lake #40
Our Services

Each First Nation maintains their Ontario Works designation and deliver both Financial and Employment assistance service in their communities.  And while cooperating with the other member First Nations, they share additional centralized Ontario Works functions delivered through the KCA-MSSI program.The centralized functions consist of the following:

  • Eligibility Review Officer Services
  • Family Support Worker Services
  • Internal Appeals
  • Internal Program Reviews
  • ODSP Employment Support Services
  • Policy Development
  • Coordinate Program Meetings
  • Staff Development & Training
  • Budgets, Reporting & Statistics
  • Technology Systems
For more information, contact:

Linda Cobiness, Program Manager / Eligibility Review Officer
Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 231

Vacant, Family Support Worker / Eligibility Review Officer
Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 229

Melanie Copenace, ODSP Employment Support Services
Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 251

Brenda Jack,Program Support / Internal Appeals
Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 228