Boundary Waters Anishinaabeg Development LP
Actively investing in Business Partnerships
and Economic Development Opportunities
on behalf of it’s First Nation Shareholders
Boundary Waters Anishinaabeg Development’s long term goal is to enable and empower our four Shareholder Communities, to achieve economic growth and self-sustainability in the future.
Who We Are
Established in April 2015, and owned equally by four Treaty Three First Nation communities, Boundary Waters Anishinaabeg Development LP, primary mandate is to invest in large-scale and impactful business initiatives, that have the potential to generate shareholder wealth, create employment opportunities, and deliver diverse skills and development training to its community members.
Shareholder Communities include Couchiching First Nation, Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, and Seine River First Nation all located in the Rainy River District of Northwestern Ontario, around Rainy Lake, near the Town of Fort Frances.
Overview of BWAD Companies
From the outset, BWAD's various stakeholders have strongly supported its goal to enable and empower its Shareholder Communities to achieve economic growth and self-sustainability in the future. Boundary Waters Anishinaabeg Development has invested in five diversified and sustainable businesses, three with local partners.
Rainy Lake Logistics
To help meet the rising demand for renewable energy, Rainy Lake Logistics, partnering with Gardewine, is under contract with Ontario Power Generation to transport wood pellets from Resolute Forest Products’ wood pellet production plant in Thunder Bay, and from Rentech Atikokan to the Ontario Power Generation facility near Atikokan, Ontario. Additionally, Rainy Lake Logistics delivers other materials, such as sawdust, wood chips, hog and lumber to various other mills in the region including Resolute Ignace, Resolute Atikokan, Resolute Thunder Bay, and Rentech in Atikokan.
Boundary Waters Financial Services
100% Owned by Boundary Waters Anishinaabeg Development, this business provides human resource, policy, payroll, benefits and bookkeeping services to various Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses in the region requiring financial services.
Boundary Waters Construction
Constructing residential, commercial and industrial properties in the region, Boundary Waters Construction is 100% owned by Boundary Waters Anishinaabeg Development.
Boundary Waters Redpath
Providing underground mining services to mining companies in Northern and Northwestern Ontario including underground construction, shaft sinking, raiseboring, mine contracting and mine development.
Boundary Waters Engineering
This partnership provides technical support and expertise in the areas of engineering, environmental, planning and development services, with a goal of creating new capabilities in indigenous communities.Boundary Waters Engineering
“Rainy Lake Logistics is an important strategic supplier supporting Resolute's investments in northwestern Ontario. The Rainy Lake team came together with a competitive proposal that addressed our priority for Aboriginal ownership and employment to handle all of the intra-company freight between Atikokan, Ignace and Thunder Bay. It's a challenging business to keep the trucks running 24/7 with the extreme weather we have in the northwest, but it's a comfort to know Rainy Lake is there to keep all our products moving.”
Mike Martel - Resolute VP Operations, Wood Products
P.O Box 98
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M5
1455 Idylwild Dr.
2nd Floor of Nanicost Building