Coldwater Trust Annual General Meeting

The Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust (also known as the Coldwater Trust or ENNET) Annual General Meeting will be held online on June 24, 2021, at 4:30 PM.

Register for the AGM in advance to enter a draw for ‘door prizes’.

Please email the Corporate Trustee if you have questions or would like to receive the presentation materials in advance. Email:

Event: Virtual Annual General Meeting
Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Registration: Register online

The Coldwater Trust Wants to Hear From You

All members of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are beneficiaries of the Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust  (Coldwater Trust). As a beneficiary, we want to hear your thoughts on the Trust and the impact it has had on you and the community.

The Trustees have hired Innovation 7, a wholly owned Indigenous organization, to undertake this evaluation.

Please click on this link to access an online survey about the Trust: ENNET (Coldwater Trust) Survey (

A paper copy of the survey can also be picked up from the Band Office or downloaded for printing. Choose a survey version based on your experience with the Trust:

Please return all completed paper surveys to the Band Office, c/o Coldwater Trust.

The information collected from this survey will help to inform the evaluation of the Trust which has been commissioned by the Trustees.  Please be assured that all the information collected through the survey will be held in strictest confidence and retained by the Trust –  only to be used to inform the evaluation.

Once you complete the survey you will have an opportunity to enter your name in a draw to win one of 9 cash prizes – 5 each for $20.00; 3 each for $100  and one for $200.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey.

Should you have any questions, please contact Erika Booth at: Innovation 7 is a wholly owned Indigenous firm that has been hired to conduct this evaluation.

Request for Quotes – Electoral Officer

The Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust will be holding an election for  one trustee to the board. The Trust is seeking quotes from individuals or organizations to facilitate the upcoming election and ensure that it is conducted according to the regulations and guidelines as set out in the Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust Agreement and applicable sections of the Indian Band Election Regulations.  Our election date is set for August 6, 2021.

All eligible band members both off reserve and on reserve are eligible to vote. The electoral officer shall appoint a member of the Chippewas of Nawash band to act as a Deputy Electoral Officer. The Nomination Meeting and Election poll are located on reserve only. No mail-outs required.

Our corporate trustee, Glen Del Bel or Angela Spano can be contacted for information at or

If you are interested in providing a quote to perform this task, please mail your quote, including your contact information, detailed list of services/items included, and preferred payment schedule, to the following:

Glen Del Bel/Angela Spano
Scotia Trust
44 Collier Street, 2nd Floor
Barrie, ON, Canada
L4M 1G6 /

Quotes will be received by email and mail, up to May 19, 2021.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Coldwater Trust Update

The Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust (Coldwater Trust) has hired Indigenous consultants Innovation  7 to conduct an assessment of the Trust’s activities.

Read the statement from the Coldwater Trust board.

Council Considers Property Purchase on Purple Valley Road

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Council is considering the purchase of the property at 952 Purple Valley Road, bordered on the west by Purple Valley Road, and the north by McIvor Road. The proposal has been forwarded to the Coldwater Trust for assessment and consideration. View the real estate listing here:

The property is situated on almost 200 acres and is almost adjacent to the First Nation (there is property between the First Nation, and this sale, that is owned by the Bruce Trail Association and the Conservation Authority). The house has 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a commericial kitchen, sauna, pool, maple syrup operation, several outbuildings – the barns and pastures are currently rented to a local farmer, the drive shed has an engine hoist, large commercial freezer, and a large storage area. The home was used as a Bed and Breakfast, there is one Bunkie also on the property that was rented out and an outdoor barbeque area with pizza oven and running water.

The house comes FULLY furnished, including items in the outbuildings such as a large tractor with plow, small backhoe, etc.

There is a lot of potential for economic development. The purchase of the house and property would also allow time to conduct a feasibility study and community consultation on a Residential Aftercare Program which would offer life skills and trades in such areas as automotive, carpentry, culinary, farming, maple syrup, gardening, life guard, equine therapy, etc. as an example.

The listing is for $2,500,000.00. The furnishings and equipment included, and the size of the property need to be considered when looking at the asking price.

Funds for the purchase may come from the Coldwater Trust as the Coldwater Trust Agreement allows for funds to be used to purchase lands for the First Nation’s benefit. The Council believes that the addition of real estate to the Coldwater Trust portfolio will diversify the fund.

The Council is seeking the membership’s feedback on the proposed purchase. Tell us what you think by completing our brief survey here: Feedback Survey. You can also pick up a paper copy of the survey from the Band Office during business hours

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.

Coldwater Trust Accepting Applications

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Coldwater Trust is accepting applications for Trust funds until Friday, September 18, 2020, at 4:30 PM. The application and further information can be found on the Coldwater Trust website.