2021 Habitat for Humanity Build Families Selected

The Kaikaiknong subdivision is continuing to expand with new builds announced for four CNUFN families. Chief Greg Nadjiwon and Executive Director Greg Fryer of Habitat for Humanity broke ground for the new homes and congratulated the happy home recipients. Watch the groundbreaking ceremony on YouTube.

The 2021 build is getting off to a late start because of pandemic-caused delays. The families are rolling up their sleeves to start investing their own labour, but we will need even more volunteers to help make the dream of a new house a reality for these parents and kids. Visit https://habitatgreybruce.ca/ to learn more about how you can volunteer or donate to the builds.

The 2021 Habitat for Humanity families are:

  • Brett Elliot and Rachel Robichaud, and their two children
  • Wesley Keeshig and Brittany Henderson, and their three children
  • Alicia Nadjiwon, and her two children
  • Cecily Pedoniquotte-Keesh, and her two children

Congratulations to all the families!

Update on Kaikaiknong Crescent Road Maintenance

Please be advised that as Kaikaiknong Crescent is still under construction, all road maintenance duties will be provided by the general contractor of Kaikaiknong Crescent, Bridge Excavating.

Dependent on weather conditions and the amount of winter frost remaining in the road, road maintenance in the Crescent will be conducted by Bridge Excavating in the coming weeks.

Once full construction of Kaikaiknong Crescent is complete, the Chippewas of Nawash Roads Department will be responsible for all ongoing road maintenance.

We will continue to keep the public and residents of Kaikaiknong Crescent informed as the development of this important project continues.

– Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Roads Department

Tender for Tree Removal in Kaikaiknong Subdivision

The Housing Department has issued a tender for lot clearing on a number of lots in the Kaikaiknong subdivision. The contractor will supply all necessary labour and equipment to remove and clear trees and stumps, and complete a rough grading to prepare for home building. Contractors considering bids can meet with the Housing Manager at the work site, Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3:00 PM. Bid forms must be submitted no later than March 26th, 2021.

More information about the bid, including bid requirements, can be found on the bid form, downloadable here. The target sites are highlighted on the site map.

Paper copies of the bid form and site map are also available from the House Department Office, 33 Maadookii Crescent, Suite 229.

Reminder: Family Partner Applications Now Open for Kaikaiknong Phase IV

The Nawash Rent-to-Own Housing Program, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Grey & Bruce, is taking Partner Family Applications for 2021.

The Program is now seeking partner families for the Phase IV build at Kaikaiknong Crescent due to start building in Summer 2021.

To begin the application process, please contact Rachelle MacKenzie from Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce to make an appointment. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Call: 519-371-6776, extension 101
Email: info@habitatgreybruce.ca for more details.

The deadline for applications January 31st, 2021.

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.