Fisheries Community Information Session

The Fisheries Assessment Program will be hosting an online community information session for Saugeen FN and Chippewas of Nawash UFN about ongoing and proposed fisheries research. The session will be held on April 21, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM.

We will be giving a brief explanation of the following exciting Fisheries projects: Together with Giigoonyag initiative, SON/OMNRF Stocking Review, and Lake Whitefish and Lake Trout Interactions. We will also be introducing our project partners: Bagida’waad Alliance, Lakehead University, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Parks Canada, Queen’s University, and Trent  University.

The information session will be open to all Saugeen FN and Chippewas of Nawash UFN members. The session will be held online using Zoom. If you have any questions or would like this information to be sent via email, please reach out to Alexander Duncan at 226-668-5221 or

The session will start on April 21, at 6:00 PM.

  • Join the meeting using your browser at
  • Or join by phone by dialing +1 438 809 7799, and entering meeting ID: 811 8302 8943.

Grant Application Assistance Available to SON Fishers

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Fish Harvester Benefit & Grant Program is accepting applications until Monday.

The program offers up to $10 164 per Deckhand, and $20 164 per Captain.

We are here to help SON Fishers, Captains and Deckhands, apply under the program.

To assist, we will be conducting a Grant Application Walk-through by teleconference.

Date: Friday, September 18 at 4:00 PM
Call Number: 1-647-497-9373
Access code: 797-713-413

You can also watch the teleconference online. Email or for a video link

Captains – contact Ryan Lauzon at for your vessel operator pin number.


Gardeners, Explore Indoor Composting – With Worms!

The Adult Learning Centre, in partnership with the Bagida’waad Alliance, is hosting a demonstration of vermiculture – indoor composting with worms.

This clean and efficient composting technique is growing in popularity with small gardeners everywhere. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up and manage your own vermiculture kit.

At the end of the workshop, all registered participants will receive a complete composting kit, which will be delivered at a later date.

Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
Location: Community Garden Gazebo
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Registration: Call the Adult Learning Centre at (519) 534-5092 to register for a spot in this exciting workshop.

Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited, so register early!

Health and Safety Precautions

  • To ensure everyone’s safety, we will be following COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • Face masks must be worn. If you have a mask, please bring it with you. Masks will also be available at the workshop.
  • We follow the recommendations of our health professionals. This workshop may be cancelled at any time due to health and safety concerns.