Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
Grocery Gift Card Distribution
For On- and Off-Reserve Households

Application Deadline August 31, 2020, 4:30 PM

Apply:

By regular mail

By email

By toll-free number

Online

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Coldwater Trust Board has expanded the program to include all Chippewas of Nawash member households worldwide. Canadian members will receive a $150 grocery gift card. International members will receive a transfer of funds equivalent to $150 CAD in their local currency. All members must complete the same application process below.

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all Chippewas of Nawash members, wherever they live. We are all facing some level of job and food insecurity as the crisis drags on. The Chief and Council want to help. The Council has passed a motion directing a one-time purchase of grocery gift cards which will be distributed to all Nawash households.

Each gift card is valued at $150.00 and will have a list of the stores on the back where it can be redeemed. The gift cards will be purchased using funds from the Coldwater Trust.  Both on/off households are eligible. This distribution is per household, not member. Each household is eligible for one gift card only. We are sorry, but the gift cards are only available to members residing in Canada. Members living outside of Canada will receive the equivalent of $150CAD, transferred to them directly via the Coldwater Trust management.

To apply, you must complete the application form and submit a proof of address with your application. Acceptable proofs include government-issued ID showing your address, utility bills, or government correspondence addressed to your primary residence.

Important: The application deadline is August 31, 2020, 4:30 PM. Applications or proofs sent by regular mail must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2020. Applications by other means must be submitted and received by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please carefully read the following instructions for registering and receiving your benefit. Gift cards can be delivered by regular mail or may be picked up in person. Members living outside of Canada will be contacted by Coldwater Trust management to arrange a transfer suitable to their circumstances.

We are providing several ways for you to apply for this benefit:

By regular mail:

  • Remember that only ONE member per household is eligible for the grocery gift card.
  • Download, print and complete the application form. You will require some means of printing the form.
  • Include a copy or original of your proof of address. All proofs will be destroyed once your application has been approved and will NOT be returned. Do not submit an original document that you need for your own records.
  • The application and proof of address should be mailed to:
    • Attn: Grocery Gift Card Distribution
      135 Lakeshore Boulevard
      Neyaashiinigmiing, ON
      N0H 2T0
  • The gift card will be mailed to the address provided on the registration form.
  • Note: Regular mail delivery may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

By email:

  • Remember that only ONE member per household is eligible for the grocery gift card.
  • Download and complete the application form using a computer. You cannot complete the application form on a smartphone.
  • The application link will open a form for you to complete. When you have completed the form:
    • PRINT the form.
    • On the print screen, choose "Save as PDF" as your printer Destination.
    • Choose a filename for the PDF document. Note the location where the file is being saved.
    • Click Save (or Print) to save your completed form into a new PDF document.
    • Open the new saved PDF and verify that your information is in the document.
  • Create an email and attach your completed PDF, along with an image of your supporting proof of address.
  • The application and proof of residence can be emailed to:
  • The gift card will be mailed to the address provided on the registration form.
  • Note: Regular mail delivery may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Call our toll-free number:

  • Remember that only ONE member per household is eligible for the grocery gift card.
  • In Canada, call 1-844-922-1337, toll-free.
  • Our operator will take your information.
  • To complete your application, you will have to submit your proof of address by regular mail.
  • Include a copy or original of your proof of address. All proofs will be destroyed once your application has been approved and will NOT be returned. Do not submit an original document that you need for your own records.
  • The proof of address should be mailed to:
    • Attn: Grocery Gift Card Distribution
      135 Lakeshore Boulevard
      Neyaashiinigmiing, ON
      N0H 2T0
  • Your application will be processed once we receive your proof of address.
  • The gift card will be mailed to the address you provided.
  • Note: Regular mail delivery may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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If you have any questions, please call our Canadian toll-free number 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST: 1-844-922-1337

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Toll-Free Number
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Monday to Friday
1-844-922-1337