Jocelyn, Ontario

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Township of Jocelyn
Municipal building
Municipal building
Jocelyn is located in Ontario
Coordinates: 46°11′N 83°58′W / 46.183°N 83.967°W / 46.183; -83.967Coordinates: 46°11′N 83°58′W / 46.183°N 83.967°W / 46.183; -83.967
 • TypeTownship
 • ReeveMark Henderson
 • Governing BodyJocelyn Township Council
 • MPCarol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPPMichael Mantha (NDP)
 • Total131.45 km2 (50.75 sq mi)
 • Total313
 • Density2.4/km2 (6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
P0R 1G0
Area code(s)705

Jocelyn is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located on St. Joseph Island in the Algoma District. The current reeve of the township is Mark Henderson. Jocelyn is home to Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site.

The primary community in the township is Kentvale, which is located around Kentvale Merchants Limited, the largest general store on St. Joseph Island. Kentvale Merchants Limited is actually located in the Township of St. Joseph and previously operated under the name Kentvale General Merchants. It was opened in 1888 by Emily M. Kent and Frederick B. Kent. A community outdoor hockey rink on the property provided recreation for this farming community for many years. It was operated by the Kent family and volunteers from the community.

The original operation consisted of a grist and saw mill operated by Frederick and a store that Emily ran. At the time of this writing in 2005, the fourth generation of the original owners are operating the store. Today the store sells groceries, hardware, dry goods, building supplies, lawn and garden equipment, gasoline, fishing gear, feed for livestock and much more.


The township had a population of 313 in the Canada 2016 Census, down from 237 in the 2011 census.

Canada census – Jocelyn, Ontario community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 313 (32.1% from 2011) 237 (-14.4% from 2006) 277 (-7.0% from 2001)
Land area: 131.45 km2 (50.75 sq mi) 131.37 km2 (50.72 sq mi) 131.37 km2 (50.72 sq mi)
Population density: 2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi) 1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi) 2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Median age: 60.8 (M: 61.2, F: 60.5) 54.9 (M: 56.2, F: 54.4)
Total private dwellings: 340 309 346
Median household income: $62,272 $44,081
References: 2016[2] 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]
Historic school building

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  1. ^ a b "Jocelyn census profile". 2016 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  2. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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