Wellness Packages Available to Residents

It’s been just over a year since a State of Emergency was declared in Neyaashiinigmiing, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The chronic closures, lack of social activities, and constant vigilance has taken a toll on the community as a whole and all of us as individuals. Getting vaccinated is the first important step to ending the pandemic and protecting our physical health, but we have to be mindful of our mental and emotional wellness too. To help us stay strong, the Nawash Health Centre’s Harm Reduction and Outreach program has fun and free health and wellness packages for all Neyaashiinigmiing residents.

These holistic Wellness packages are catered to your individuals needs, and can include fun activities, stress relief items, art and creativity supplies, selfcare supplies, hobby materials, and even cultural items (i.e. smudges). Children attending Kikendaasogamig Elementary will complete a package form at school and receive their wellness kits there. Adults in the community are asked to call Suzy Jones, Harm Reduction and Outreach Worker, to register and help create their own customized packages.

We look forward to sharing this fun program with all Neyaashiinigmiing residents, of all ages!
Contact Suzy Jones, Harm Reduction and Outreach Worker, to register, or for more information: 519-534-0373.

Employment Opportunity – Personal Support Worker

Nawash Health and Wellness is seeking a Personal Support Worker. Reporting to the Home and Community Care Nurse Supervisor, the Personal Support Worker provides in and out of home care to seniors, persons with disabilities and those with chronic illnesses. In this role, the candidate will assist with daily living activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, ambulation, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, and monitoring of overall health.

See the Employment page for more information about this and other opportunities.

Employment Opportunity – Therapeutic Support Worker

The Health and Wellness Program is seeking a qualified Therapeutic Support Worker to assist Home and Community Care clients who are unable to participate in regular Community Support Service programs. The Therapeutic Support Worker will develop individual home-based activities in the home, as well as virtual group activities, and be responsible for coordinating, delivering and evaluating initiatives. Applications to this role are being accepted until November 13, 2020.

Please visit the Employment Opportunities page for more information and application instructions about this and other roles with the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.