NEW & CURRENT

RESIDENTS

If you are new here, welcome! We are pleased that you chose our community. We want to make your home with us comfortable and enjoyable. In this section of the website you will find everything you need to know about living in Cochrane. It’s also a great place for current residents simply looking for community tips.

SKILLED LABOURERS IN DEMAND

Over the last two years the Town of Cochrane has made efforts to market its municipality in order to attract youth and skilled labour force to our community. If you are new to our community or are considering Cochrane as your new home, we are here to help. Keep an eye out for job postings announced on the website or on the Jobs in Cochrane website.

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  • Family & Social Support
  • Worship Handbook
  • Finding a New Home
  • Finding Employment
  • Moving Your Business
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities Services
  • Important Bylaws

Top Five Reasons To

CONSIDER COCHRANE

Cochrane is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Northern Ontario. The moderate property taxes, cost of housing and rise in property prices continue to make Cochrane attractive to those relocating from other communities. Cochrane is fortunate to have some very attractive assets not typical of rural Northern Ontario, including the world renowned Polar Bear Habitat. That’s right, Cochrane has polar bears, real live ones and is currently the home of Ganuk and Henry. Over 12 000 people visited our bears last year, some even go to swim with the bears!

Fast growing job market

One of the few communities in Northern Ontario to have experienced growth in the last few years, Cochrane’s economic landscape offers job & investment opportunities for just about every sector. Cochrane top employable industries include mining, forestry, transportation, finance, health care and administrative occupations.

Readily accessible health care services

Cochrane is part of the M.I.C.’s (Matheson, Iroquois Falls, Cochrane) group of medical services, which is an organization of the hospitals that use the strengths of their synergy to provide top tier medical services to our area. While providing leading edge medical services with the most modern of equipment, Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane also has a resident surgeon and is one of the few in Northeastern Ontario with this important asset. At the same time, Cochrane has a full compliment of family physicians that ensures everyone of it’s citizens has a family living in the town that’s wonderfully unexpected.

Small town, big amenities

With some of the lowest property taxes in Northeastern Ontario, Cochrane provides the highest quality of northern living at competitive cost to the tax payer. While keeping property taxes competitive, Cochrane has managed to do so without limiting the services and assets it offers to the community. From a world class tourist attraction in the Polar Bear Habitat, to a modern and highly regarded Tim Horton Events Centre, modern schools, and high caliber recreation and festivals that rank amongst the most prominent in the province. Cochrane truly understands how to provide the best of services at the most competitive of costs.

Purchase your home or business to build equity

Homeownership in Cochrane continues to thrive at a rate of 76%, much higher than the provincial average. The cost of resale property in Cochrane has climbed over the past several years and appears to be at the high end of Northern Ontario communities in terms of growth. Buy a home or business here and enjoy one of the few opportunities in Northern Ontario to secure your investment and even grow it. Plus enjoy the benefits of lower electricity rates (up to 20%). This makes Cochrane the choice for small and large business, as well as those homeowners who could use this disposable income to inject back into our already vibrant economy.

Active lifestyle & northern hospitality

Looking for an active lifestyle that takes you beyond the hustle and bustle of the city, and looks further than the rural amenities of the countryside. Get to hockey practice in 5 minutes, get to your cottage within 15 minutes and access the solitude of the fishing lakes and wilderness in as little as 45 minutes; all without traffic jams.

You are not short of recreational and social amenities in Cochrane whether you are 5 or 85. Cochrane has something for everyone. You can see most sports clubs out at our annual Welcome to Cochrane showcase. The Town of Cochrane encourages its residents to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and promotes affordable programming through its Doable Neighbourhood Project initiatives and through its relatively new recreational complex the Tim Horton Events Centre.

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Health

SERVICES

Cochrane is part of the MIC’s (Matheson, Iroquois Falls, Cochrane) group of medical services, which is an organization of the hospitals that use the strengths of their synergy to provide top tier medical services to this part of Ontario. The town also boasts a combination of in-house dental specialists who offer a wide range of comprehensive services to meet your oral health needs.

LADY MINTO HOSPITAL

Lady Minto Hospital provides a wide range of services, including in and outpatient, long term chronic, respite and special care. It also provides obstetrics, pediatrics, palliative, emergency and ambulatory care. Coupled with the air ambulance capability afforded by the Cochrane Airport, the Lady Minto Hospital gives the Town of Cochrane and area the capacity for top-notch health care.

Hospital Features

  • Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics, and Chronic Care Wards
  • Respiratory, Therapy, Physiotherapy, radiology, pharmacy and ambulance services
  • 6 Doctors, 1 Nurse Practitioner
  • Physicians and specialists from other communities are available for consultation and support

While providing leading edge medical services with the most modern of equipment, Lady Minto Hospital also has a resident surgeon and is one of the few in Northeastern Ontario with this important asset. At the same time, Cochrane has a full compliment of family physicians that ensures everyone of it’s citizens has a family Doctor.

THE LADY MINTO HOSPITAL
241 Eighth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-7200
Fax: (705) 258-2624
Website: micsgroup.com

MINTO HEALTH CENTRE

The Minto Counselling Centre provides a range of bilingual mental health services to persons sixteen years of age or over. We are licensed under the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Offices are in Cochrane, Iroquois Falls and Matheson. Our services are free and strictly confidential.

Services Offered

  • Counselling
  • Aboriginal Services Program
  • Sexual Abuse Survivor Program
  • Community Support Program
  • Cochrane Friends and Family Support Group
  • Crisis Services
  • Psychiatric Clinics

The Minto Centre is an affiliate of the Porcupine Health Unit and runs through the Lady Minto Hospital. A branch office of the Porcupine Health Unit is located in the Minto Centre. In addition, a nurse practitioner is available by appointment twice a week.  The nurse practitioner office is also located in the Minto Centre.

THE MINTO HEALTH CENTRE
233 Eighth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3394
Fax: (705) 272-6737
Email: mcc@puc.net
Website: mintocounsellingcentre.org

DENTISTRY SERVICES

Access to a complete spectrum of dental hygiene services are available to Cochrane and local area residents. Currently in Cochrane, residents can access two family dental health offices.

DR. HERBERT HARRIS DENTISTRY
213 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-6474
DR. RAYMOND FAMILY DENTAL CLINIC
178 Third Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3340

Family & Social

ASSISTANCE

The Town of Cochrane, with the assistance of the Ministry of Ontario, has a network of family and social assistance programs available for eligible residents who are in need. The services range from community living services, to low income housing, and emergency medical. Below is a list of local organizations who are here to help.

NORTH EAST ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING

The Intégration Communautaire Cochrane Community Living Board maintains and operates three group homes, a and provides services and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. The following programs and services are currently provided.

GROUP LIVING

Provides two to twenty-four (2-24) hour group home living.

LIFE SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE

Provides a stimulating day program with a variety of activities for adults with an intellectual disability.

TRANSITIONS PROGRAM

Provides assistance and support to youth who are transitioning from school to adult services, working with the individual, their family and the school system.

RESPITE SUPPORT

Allows family members the opportunity to have a break from the constant specialized care required by the individual with special needs.

CHILDREN RESPITE

Provides respite to individual caring for a child  under the age of 18 with intellectual disabilities.

SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING

Supports adults with an intellectual disability to live in their own homes or apartments in the community while receiving the assistance and supports they require.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Provides assistance and support for adults with an intellectual disability to obtain and maintain a job in the community.

NORTH EAST ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING
18 Second Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-2999
Email: nlamothe@neacl.ca
Website: northeasthealthline.ca

COCHRANE DISTRICT SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD

The District of Cochrane Social Services Administration Board was established in February 1999 by provincial legislation and is responsible for the planning and delivery of Ontario Works, children’s services, emergency medical services, social and affordable housing, homelessness prevention programs, and community resource centres. They provides the delivery of provincial mandated services.

Services Offered

  • Children’s services
  • Housing services
  • Ontario works
  • Emergency medical services

The District of Cochrane Social Services Administration Board covers the complete north, and has offices in Timmins, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Hearst, and up the coast in Moosonee.

COCHRANE DISTRICT SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD
149 Fifth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4214
Toll Free: (888) 626-1538
Fax: (705) 272-2883
Email: webinquiries@cdssab.on.ca
Website: cdssab.on.ca

Community

CHURCHES

One of the cornerstones for a healthy community is the capacity for different points of view and faith to co-exist. Many religious denominations are represented with churches throughout the town, with a variety of institutions available for service.

ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP ANDERSON MEMORIAL CHURCH
150 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
(705) 272-3261
archive.anglican.ca
COCHRANE GOSPEL CHAPEL
212 Fifteenth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
(705) 272-6295
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
277 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
(705) 272-4927
firstbaptistcochrane.ca
FULL GOSPEL TABERNACLE CHURCH
301 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
(705) 272-3535
GLAD TIDINGS PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
357 Fifth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
(705) 272-4903
gladtidingcochrane.com
HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN PARISH
160 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON
(705) 272-3261
HUNTA MENNONITE CHURCH
L28, C5
Clute Township, ON
(705) 272-6344
cochranechurches.com
JEHOVAH'S WITNESS
141 Highway 11 South
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
(705) 272-4627
KNOX CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
115 Sixteenth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
knoxcrc.org
PAROISSE NOTRE DAME DES OLIVIERS
2323 Génier Road
Hearst, ON P0L 1N0
(705) 272-4096
hearstdiocese.com
PAROISSE TRANSFIGURATION PARISH
316 Seventh Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
(705) 272-4072
hearstdiocese.com
ST-PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
444 Eleventh Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
(705) 272-5154
united-church.ca

Come Together

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.

Finding A Home In

YOUR NEW TOWN

Cochrane’s property values are actually appreciating. Buy a home or business here and enjoy one of the few opportunities in Northern Ontario to secure your investment and even grow it. Cochrane has a variety of real estate agents that can help you find your dream home in our community or the perfect lot to build your dream home.

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Finding Employment In

EMERGING INDUSTRIES

While Cochrane has a varied assortment of employment opportunities, a solid concentration of the jobs are in the manufacturing, retail trade, health care, social assistance, transportation, warehousing, public administration and educational service fields. Studies have shown that Cochrane has a competitive advantage in a number of fields, most notably agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, mining, oil and gas extraction, transportation and warehousing.

Career

SERVICES

The Employment Councillors at the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board serve to help newcomers and residents access employment in our community. Contact the Employment Resource office for an appointment today, so that they can help match your qualifications to the right career.

NORTHERN JOB PORTAL

A job portal, segmented by northern communities, has been created to make it easier for people to find hundreds of current, regional job opportunities for full-time and part-time employment.

This is the place for job seekers and employers to connect in Ontario’s Northeast, which includes the Town of Cochrane and area. For more information, simply visit the Explore Your Options website and find a job that suits you just right.

WORK OPPORTUNITIES

Discover the list of available job notices that have been posted directly to our website. Simply click on the postings to learn more about potential employment for locals or for those who plan to make the big move.

COCHRANE DISTRICT SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD
149 Fifth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-5745
Toll Free: (888) 626-1538
Fax: (705) 272-2883
Email: webinquiries@cdssab.on.ca
Website: cdssab.on.ca

JOBSINCOCHRANE.COM

Community Job Board

Employment Opportunity – Director of Community Services

Deadline to submit resume is Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Business

RELOCATION

& EXPANSION

If you are looking to relocate or expand on your business investment, our website has a complete section dedicated to business opportunities in Cochrane and everything you need to know. In addition, our town hall section offers quality information about town bylaws, zoning restrictions and official plan boundaries. Covering anything and everything that has to do with ensuring your investment can continue to grow, no matter where you call home.

EXPLORE THE DETAILS

Below is a menu that will guide you to specific sectors of our website, for quick access to important information centered around running your business in Cochrane.

Telecommunication

COMPANIES

TV, INTERNET, PHONE

The Town of Cochrane has a network of telecommunications experts who offer essential residential and business telephone, internet, and cable TV services. Below is a quick list of providers ready to serve you.

COCHRANE TELECOM SERVICES

Cochrane Telecom Services is the only landline service provider in the Town of Cochrane. CTS is also the primary distributor for the Town of Cochrane’s DSL and fibre network offering iPTV.

Cochrane Telecom Services is owned by the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane. For more information and how to install their services, please visit their website.

COCHRANE TELECOM SERVICES
153 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4232
Fax: (705) 272-3015
Website: cochranetel.ca
Email: customercare@cochranetel.ca

Utilities

COMPANIES

ELECTRICITY, ENERGY, GAS

The town provides a network of utilities companies who offer essential electricity, energy, and gas services to residential and the business sector. Below is a quick list of available service providers.

NORTHERN ONTARIO WIRES INC.

Northern Ontario Wires Inc. (NOW Inc.) owns and operates the electricity infrastructure, distributing a safe and reliable supply of power to homes and businesses within the urban communities of Cochrane, Kapuskasing and Iroquois Falls. NOW Inc. currently serves over 6 000 customers and maintains approximately 27 km of distribution line infrastructure.

The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane is the single shareholder of the corporation and appoints Board Members, as required. For more information & how to install their services visit their website.

NORTHERN ONTARIO WIRES INC.
153 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-6669
Toll Free: (800) 619-6722
Fax: (705) 272-3015
Website: nowinc.ca
Email: customercare@nowinc.ca

HYDRO ONE NETWORKS

Hydro One Limited owns and operates essential energy infrastructure that powers Canada’s biggest and most diverse provincial economy. The Company’s 29,000 circuit kilometres of transmission lines and 1.3 million distribution customers represent a stable source of strong and growing cash flow.

HYDRO ONE NETWORKS INC.
PO Box 5700
Markham, ON L3R 1C8
Billing & Service: (888) 664-9376
Emergency Reporting: (800) 434-1235
Fax: (888) 625-4401
Website: hydroone.com
Email: customercommunications@hydroone.com

UNION GAS LIMITED

Union Gas Limited, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers.

The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario.

UNION GAS LIMITED
PO Box 2001
Chatham, ON N7M 5M1
Account & Billing: (877) 774-3111
Natural Gas Emergencies: (877) 969-0999
Website: uniongas.com
Email Inquiries: Access Contact Form

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BYLAW FILE

DOWNLOADS

To your right is an organized listing of frequently requested bylaws for the town and its surrounding area. Each of the following links will take you to the respective bylaw’s downloadable documentation.

SEGMENTED BYLAWS

If you are looking for a full list of segmented bylaw documents, please visit our documents page, which will allow you to search for all specific documents, including the Town of Cochrane’s bylaws, in alphabetical order. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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