Nawash Fitness Centre to Re-open

Fitness is a big part of staying healthy. To help us stay fit, the Nawash Fitness Centre, located behind the Firehall, is planning to re-open for a trial period during the month of September, under a new set of health and safety rules.

  • Access to the facility will be restricted to one household at a time, with a maximum of 5 users from the same household at a time.
  • A booking for the Fitness Centre is made by sending an email request to The booking is not confirmed until you have received an emailed confirmation.
  • Users may book a maximum of 1 hour at a time, and a maximum of 3 bookings per week, per household. Up to 5 members of your household may use the gym during a single booking.
  • Bookings must be made one week prior to the desired time slot, and bookings will only be scheduled for the following week. (For example, bookings made the week of August 24-28 will be for time slots in the week of August 31- 4th.)
  • Users may book time slots for Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this trial run of operations. If you have any further questions please contact Suzy Jones, CHR at 519-534-0373.

Nawash Health Centre Offers Cool Space for Residents

Long, hot summer days are upon us at last. If you lack air conditioning, don’t despair. The Nawash Health Centre is open as a cooling centre for Neyaashiinigmiing residents. Drop in to cool off, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Neyaashiinigmiing Testing and Results

COVID-19 Testing Update: The Nawash Health Centre is pleased to report that the results for all tests conducted at the May 12 and May 19 test clinics are NEGATIVE. There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Neyaashiinigmiing at this time.

Tuesday, May 26 is the last scheduled day of testing. The Testing Clinic will be open from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, at the Kikendaasogamig Elementary School, for walk-in or drive-by testing. There is no cost for the test, but please bring your health card if you have one.

More details about the Testing Site can be found here.

COVID-19 Testing Available in Neyaashiinigmiing Today

The Neyaashiinigmiing COVID-19 Testing Site will be operating again today Tuesday May 19, for drop-in or drive-by testing of anyone who may have flu-like symptoms. The Testing Site is open from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at Kikendaasogamig Elementary School.

More details about the Testing Site can be found here.

Nawash Health Services is pleased to report that all community members tested so far have received NEGATIVE test results. To date, there have been ZERO identified cases of COVID-19 in Neyaashiinigmiing.

As difficult as recent months have been, this demonstrates that diligently following the protocol of maintaining physical distance, not gathering, and frequent hand washing is working to keep the community safe and virus-free. Stay strong, stay safe, and stay healthy!

Hand Sanitizer Expiration

It has come to our attention that there is some confusion regarding the expiration date of the hand sanitizer distributed to Neyaashiinigmiing residents. The date printed on the hand sanitizer containers is the date of production, not expiration. The batch was manufactured on various dates in April and purchased at fair-market value from an outside vendor, using funds from Indigenous Services Canada earmarked for pandemic response efforts.

Alcohol-based sanitizer does not expire predictably, but it does become less effective over time as the non-consumable alcohol evaporates. How long the sanitizer lasts depends largely on how it is stored, as the alcohol will evaporate from an open container much more quickly. Hand sanitizer will remain effective for at least two years if kept in a tightly-sealed container to prevent evaporation.

Online Seminars for Family Wellness

Physical health is closely related to emotional health, and nothing is more central to our emotional state than the well-being of our families. The Health Centre has arranged for Chippewas of Nawash members to attend a series of online seminars on family wellness, being offered by Aquilla Occupational Therapy. Read more about the seminar topics and contact the Community Health Nurse at to sign up.