Economic Development Community Meeting Recording Online

The Economic Development Community Meeting held February 17, 2021 was well attended by Chippewas of Nawash members. The presentation by the Economic Development committee members was interspersed by question and answer sessions with many great questions from attendees.

The full recording of the community meeting is available on our YouTube channel.

Community Meeting: Economic Development

The interim board of our new economic development corporation Nawash Investments will be hosting a community meeting on February 17, 2021. The board will be discussing the future of the new company, and potential economic development opportunities that may be explored. We are interested in hearing the ideas of the membership. The presentation will be followed by what we anticipate to be a lively Q&A session and conversation with members.

Registration is required to join the Q&A for this ONLINE event. The event will be streamed live on our YouTube channel. The recording will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel after the event.

Event: Economic Development Community Meeting

Date: February 17, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Registration: Register online

Small Business Loan and Grant Applications Open

UPDATE: The deadline for Small Business Loan and Grant applications has been extended to Friday, January 8th, at 4:00 PM. Applications should be submitted to Band Office Reception.

Economic development is vital to the future of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. If you’re a member, we want to help you develop your great business concept,  or grow your existing business. Applications to the Chippewas of Nawash Small Business Loan and Grant (SBLG) Program are now being accepted.

The SBLG Program offers financial assistance to eligible Chippewas of Nawash members living in Ontario, for developing a business plan, starting a new business, or expanding an existing business. The program’s objectives are to develop the business skills of members and promote opportunities for economic development for the First Nation.

Successful applicants can receive up to $8000 in grants for various business activities and up to $8000 in a loan, depending on the strength of their application and their financial situation. The Program favours projects that demonstrate leadership in areas including real economic development in the community, Indigenous employment, culturally appropriate business practices, and financial sustainability. Applications are considered by the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Chief and Council, who give final approval of all grants and loans under the Program.

Interested members are encouraged to read the SBLG Program Policy guidebook, which offers detailed guidance on eligibility criteria and preparing your application. A paper copy of the Policy can be picked up at the Band Office.

The SBLG Application Form is also available online, or from the Band Office.

If you need more information, or have questions, contact:

Angela Ashkewe, Business & Employment Support Worker
Tel: 519-534-1689 ext 225