Employment Opportunity – Cook/Housekeeper

The Nshiime Day Care is looking for a reliable and energetic person to join their team in the role of Cook/Housekeeper. Reporting to the Day Care Supervisor, The Nshiime Day Care Cook/Housekeeper will prepare healthy and appropriate meals and snacks for children 0 -12 years. Other responsibilities will include, menu planning, grocery shopping, laundry, keeping work area clean and organized.

Learn more about this opportunity and others on the Employment page.

COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon

COVID-19 vaccines will be coming soon to Grey Bruce. The amount of vaccine available is limited, so those that are particularly at risk will be given priority for the first shots.

A portion of the first batch of vaccine is reserved for Neyaashiinigmiing as well. Planning is underway to vaccinate our most vulnerable residents. As of this writing, the exact date that the vaccine will be available, and the amount of vaccinations that can be given has not been confirmed. We do expect it within weeks, not months, and there will be enough for those residents most at risk.

Most of us will have to wait some time before sufficient vaccine is available for all of us to receive a shot.

The two vaccines currently authorized for use in Canada have undergone extensive testing worldwide. They have been found safe and effective by numerous governments and medical agencies internationally, including the World Health Organization. You can learn more about the vaccines approved for use in Canada here.

The Chief and Council and Community Emergency Response Group have no concerns about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. They will protect us and our relations. They will bring this challenging time to a close and let us open our doors to family and friends again. To slow and eventually stop the spread of the virus, everybody that can be vaccinated, should be vaccinated.

If you have any questions regarding the vaccine, please contact your doctor, or the Nawash Health Centre at 519-534-0373.

Seniors and Youth Engagement Project

Dear Seniors!

We’re launching a project to keep life interesting despite the pandemic gathering restrictions.  We are going to pair up volunteer seniors and youth to communicate with each other in creative ways.  This could be by writing to each other on organized topics, completing online puzzles together, talking to each other virtually, or exchanging artwork.  To begin, we’re looking for seniors that are committed to developing a relationship with a youth in grade 7 or 8 from our community.

To keep everyone safe at this time, there will be no in-person visits. Interactions between our seniors and youth will be facilitated by Home and Community Care staff.

Home and Community Care will do all of the preparation and provide participants with any required supplies.

Give our youth the benefit of your life, experience, insight and wisdom!

Interested seniors are asked to please call Norma Tobey at: 519-374-4178, by January 27, 2021.

Ontario Declares Second State of Emergency

In response to the crisis of rising COVID-19 cases in Ontario, the Province has declared a second state of emergency. For the duration of the emergency, the colour-coded zone system will be paused.

Per the Ontario government website:

“Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted  purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people’s mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household. In addition to limiting outings for these purposes, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.”

“In response to the alarming and exceptional circumstances at hand, and to further interrupt the deadly trend of transmission in Ontario communities, hospitals, and long-term care homes, the following additional public health measures will take effect January 13, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.:

  • Outdoor organized public gatherings and social gatherings are further restricted to a limit of five people with limited exceptions. This is consistent with the rules during the lockdown during the first wave of COVID-19 in spring 2020 and will allow individuals and families to enjoy time outdoors safely.
  • Individuals are required to wear a mask or face covering in the indoor areas of businesses or organizations that are open. Wearing a mask or face covering is now recommended outdoors when you can’t physically distance more than two metres.
  • All non-essential retail stores, including hardware stores, alcohol retailers, and those offering curbside pickup or delivery, must open no earlier than 7 a.m. and close no later than 8 p.m. The restricted hours of operation do not apply to stores that primarily sell food, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, and restaurants for takeout or delivery.
  • Non-essential construction is further restricted, including below-grade construction, exempting survey.”

The state of emergency is being supported by legal authority granted to provincial officers.

“The province will provide authority to all provincial offences officers, including the Ontario Provincial Police, local police forces, bylaw officers, and provincial workplace inspectors to issue tickets to individuals who do not comply with the stay-at-home-order, or those not wearing a mask or face covering indoors in places open to the public”.

The Chief, Council, Nawash Health Centre, Community Emergency Response Group and the rest of the administration is doing everything we can to keep the community safe until we can vaccinate our most vulnerable. We urge all Neyaashiinigmiing residents, and all of our members living in Ontario, to follow current COVID-19 safety guidelines and any health and safety orders. Keep yourselves, your relations, your neighbours and your communities safe and healthy.

We will update the membership with more information as we receive it.

Coldwater Trust Issues RFP for Trust Evaluation

The Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust (ENNET), also known as the Coldwater Trust, is seeking quotes from individuals or organizations to conduct an evaluation of ENNET since its inception. The Trust has been making disbursements and generating income for the Band since 2013. The Trust would like its operation evaluated on a number of points, including:

  1. Has the Trust met objectives outlined in the trust agreement?
  2. What has been the impact of investments through the proposal-driven process?
    • Were the goals of funded projects met?
    • What are the strengths?
    • Where have investments not achieved outcomes and what were the barriers?
  3. How effective has the proposal-driven process been in guiding the decisions?
  4. What is the community perception of the trust? Does the community consider the trust effective?
  5. How does the Trust measure against other similar trusts?

The winning bid will develop a work plan and detailed budget, perform the evaluation and produce a final report.

Please read the complete RFP for more information, including submission details. A printed copy of the RFP can also be requested at the Band Office.

Quotes will be accepted until February 11, 2021.

Employment Opportunity – Community Health Representative

The Nawash Health Service is seeking a committed individual to join the team as a Community Health Representative. Reporting to the Health Manager, the Community Health Representative will work with the Health and Wellness team and Programs to provide health care, counselling and prevention/intervention services to approximately 700 on-reserve members of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation community.

Visit the Employment page for more information about this and other opportunities.

Employment Opportunity – Personal Support Worker

Nawash Health and Wellness is seeking a Personal Support Worker. Reporting to the Home and Community Care Nurse Supervisor, the Personal Support Worker provides in and out of home care to seniors, persons with disabilities and those with chronic illnesses. In this role, the candidate will assist with daily living activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, ambulation, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, and monitoring of overall health.

See the Employment page for more information about this and other opportunities.