On July 3, 2019, the Government of Ontario announced its plans for a second allocation of cannabis retail store authorizations. The plan allocated eight (8) store authorizations for stores to be operated on First Nations reserves.  On October 22, 2019, the Government amended Ontario Regulation 468/18 to allow for the authorization of up to 26 stores on First Nations reserves.

As of July 31, 2019 at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (8:00 am Central Time), the AGCO began accepting applications from applicants who wished to operate a store on a First Nations reserve. The opportunities to apply for a store authorization were allocated on a first come, first served basis as determined by the time of submission of a complete, online Retail Store Authorization (RSA) Intent to Apply application. Complete applications were required to include a resolution from the First Nations Band Council approving the location of the proposed store on their reserve.

The table below lists the names of the applicants who have been notified to apply for a store authorization, as well as the First Nations reserves on which their stores are proposed to be located. 

View a table or map showing the status of all AGCO-authorized cannabis retail stores in the province.

Applicants Notified to Apply

Position Applicant Name First Nation
1 SFN Cann Retail LP Shawanaga First Nation
2

Wikwemikong Development

Commission

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3 CREE-TECH INC. Chapleau Cree First Nation
4 2708997 Ontario Inc. WAHGOSHIG FIRST NATION
5 The Wasaw Store Couchiching First Nation
6 Zachary Lacelle Nipissing First Nation
7 Paul Berney Mississauga First Nation
8

Serpent River Economic

Development Corporation

Serpent River First Nation
9 Dreamcatcher Cannabis Corp Couchiching First Nation
10 Curtis Avery Nipissing First Nation
11 1988183 Ontario Limited Atikameksheng Anishnawbek No. 6
12 Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

(Council of Ochichagwe’Babigo’Ining Ojibwa Nation)

13 Charles William Ronald Avery Nipissing First Nation
14 2673520 Ontario Limited Nipissing First Nation
15 Gobe Corporation/1468069 Ontario Ltd. Mitaanjigamiing First Nation
16 Joshua Goulais Nipissing First Nation
17 ZEI LP Sagamok Anishnawbek
18 Mississaugas of the Credit Business Corporation Mississauga of the Credit First Nation
19 2653443 Ontario Ltd Chippewas of Rama First Nation
20 Bruce Wayne Fraser Serpent River First Nation
21 10605590 Canada Corporation Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation
22 Kenneth Michael DOKIS Nipissing First Nation
23 Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum Wauzhushk Onigum Nation (Rat Portage No. 38B)
24 Fort William First Nation Fort William First Nation
25 Sherry Lee Ann Kohoko Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First nation
26 Magnetawan First Nation Magnetawan First Nation

 

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