Housing Coordinator, Eebametoong First Nation
Ron Missewace is the Housing Coordinator for Eabametoong First Nation (also known as Fort Hope) where he coordinates the development of housing projects to address the needs of community members. Overcrowding is an issue in his community of over 1500 people in North Western Ontario.
Ron is driven by a deep commitment to his community and is exploring new strategies and partnerships to meet their needs. A partnership with the +together lab based out of Ryerson University has led to the construction of new housing units developed through extensive community consultation and the development of new community housing policies.
At the Summit, Ron wants to address the isolation of his Northern First Nation community. Community. “How will the SDGs assist my community in achieving their goals?” he asks. “Truly understanding the inherent needs of each group of people will be challenge to achieving the goals.”
Ron is involved in Eabametoong First Nation’s thriving hockey program for remote youth. In his downtime you can find Ron singing and playing guitar for his grandchildren.