Band Office is closed to the public

In order to protect the health and welfare of the community and reduce the chance of infection of critical staff by COVID-19, the Band Office will be closed to the public until further notice. Non-essential band administration and program staff have been asked to stay home and practice social distancing. Essential program staff remain on duty and will respond to the public by telephone during regular office hours. Band Office reception will answer calls to the office between 10 AM and 2 PM on weekdays.

Disinfectant, masks and other medical supplies needed

The CONUFN is being diligent in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are making every effort to comply with the best medical advice to maintain social distance, disinfect, and wash hands frequently. As these consumables are used quickly, we are now in need of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant cleansers, and personal protection equipment like masks and Tyvek suits. We are seeking donations of products like these in any amounts to ensure that we can continue to care for the community in the challenging days ahead. Please email the Community Health Nurse at

Cape Croker Park to be closed indefinitely

In response to the pandemic, and in the interest of the health and safety of our Park employees, the Neyaashiinigmiing community, and the general public, the Chief and Council of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation have ordered the immediate closure of the Park. The Park will remain closed to all use, including day users, overnight campers and seasonal renters, until further notice. This was a difficult decision for the Chief and Council and is certainly disappointing to all of us looking forward to another successful camping season. Chief and Council, Park staff, and the community appreciate everybody’s patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Any further questions regarding Park operations, or access for any reason, can be directed to the Park Supervisor, Nathan Keeshig, at

Nawash Social Services are still available

In these challenging times, Nawash members in Neyaashiinigmiing who find themselves in urgent need of support are encouraged to call Nawash Social Services at 519-534-3753. Leave a message with your contact info and a social worker will respond to you shortly.

Grey Bruce Townhall planned for evening of March 19

UPDATE: The townhall recording is available here.

The following information was forwarded to us from Grey Bruce Health Services. We urge all community members to attend the townhall if you receive a call, or listen in after 8 PM.

Significant interest in Grey-Bruce COVID-19 community update prompts changes to access instructions

March 18, 2020

Since the announcement earlier today of a community Town Hall for a COVID-19 update from Grey-Bruce health officials there has been significant interest from across the region. Additionally, across the country there has been a significant strain on telecommunications systems due to increased need during the coronavirus outbreak.

To ensure as many people as possible can participate and we do not increase these telecommunications challenges there will be two ways to participate tomorrow:

  1. A large number of Bruce and Grey county residents will receive a phone call invitation just before the scheduled 6:45 p.m. start of the Virtual Town Hall. The Virtual Town Hall will run from 6:45-7:30 p.m.
  2. If you don’t receive a call, the Virtual Town Hall will be available on the Bruce Power website at at approximately 8 p.m.

A full recording of the call will also be shared on our social media channels for people to listen to at their convenience or share.

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 6:45-7:30 p.m.

WHO:  Presenters for the Virtual Town Hall will be:

            Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Grey Bruce

            Dr. Sunil Mehta, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Owen Sound Hospital, Grey Bruce Health Services

            Gary Sims, President and CEO, Grey Bruce Health Services

            Dana Howes, President and CEO, Hanover and District Hospital

            Michael Barrett, President and CEO, South Bruce Grey Health Centre

Mary Margaret Crapper
Chief, Communications & Public Affairs
Grey Bruce Health Services
T 519.376.2121 x2806 |C 519.378.5305