Shawanaga First Nation belongs to the larger Anishnabek Nation which stretches
across much of Ontario, east across the Prairies and around the northern shores of
all the Great Lakes. The Anishnabek Nation is comprised of Algonquin, Saulteaux,
Anishnabe (Ojibway), Odawa, Chippewa and several other groups.
Information for this section is taken from the Community Profiles compiled by Statistics Canada from 2006 Census data. Due to the lack of the mandatory long form census, this detailed information is not available for the 2011 census.
The participation rate for Shawanaga is 75%. The employment rate is just over 60%. Unemployment is significantly higher than the province, at 14.3% and the province is sitting at 6.2%