Volunteers Requested for Kaikaiknong Habitat for Humanity Build

Our 2020 Kaikaiknong Habitat for Humanity build needs volunteers! This year, two families will move into their new homes in the Kaikaiknong development. We can help get them in their homes faster by joining together as a community.

Volunteers are literally the backbone of a Habitat project. While they’re always needed, July 27-28, 2020, will be special Community Build Days, with even more reason to come out to lend a hand. Every volunteer on the Community Build Days will be entered into daily draw prizes. There will additional incentives for the new build Family Members, previous Habitat Home recipients, Band Staff and Council, and any community members that work for the 2 full days.

Volunteers will be loaned all mandatory construction safety gear, and personal protection equipment, including gloves, work boots, hardhats, masks and hand sanitizer. Snacks, drinks and lunch will also be be provided, prepared by Cozy Cats Catering.

The work day starts at 8:00 AM with mandatory safety instruction, and ends at 5:00 PM with the daily draws. You must be present to win!

Register to join the team on Community Build Days! Contact @nawashFWBP on Facebook Messenger, or call 519-534-4445 and leave your name and contact number.

Partner Families Announced for New Home Build in Kaikaiknong

Chief Greg Nadjiwon, Housing Manager Shane Chegahno, and Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce Executive Director Greg Fryer announced the partner families selected for this year’s build of two new houses in the Kaikaiknong development.

The happy families of  Tyanna Jones and Devon Wilhelm, and Alberta Elliott and Kyle Nadjiwon are looking forward to rolling up their sleeves and getting to work on their new homes.

Habitat for Humanity builds rely on the labour of the partner families and other volunteers. New COVID-19 limitations on workplaces means that these new builds can only use volunteers who are residents of Neyaashiinigmiing. If you’re a resident and have a few hours to lend a hand, register with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce and pitch in!

Phase 3 of Kaikaiknong to Continue

The Chief and Council have directed the Housing Department to continue with Phase 3 of the Kaikaiknong Housing Development. Phase 3 is expected to take about 10 days, and involves Bridge Excavating entering the community to perform road work, ditching and watermain installation.

Community safety is the highest priority of the Council, especially during the current health crisis. Phase 3 will be conducted under a rigorous safety protocol that forbids any contact between the construction contractors and community members. Workers will be assessed for illness or symptoms before entering the community, and are explicitly restricted to the job site. 

The Council and Housing Department want to assure Neyaashiinigmiing residents that this important work will be completed with no risk to the community.