Water Meter Survey Being Distributed for new WTP

The WTP is seeking feedback from community members on having water meters installed, they will be used to help identify leaks within the water distribution line and any leaks that may occur within your household. A lot of the original Water mains are farm grade, which cannot sustain the new pressures of the new Water Treatment Plant. The Water Meters will help with identifying if the leak will be in your household or the water main. There will be absolutely no costs associated with the installation of the water meters. Water Treatment Staff will be accompanying qualified technicians when they are installing the water meters.

The survey will be distributed throughout the community and can be downloaded for print here. Completed surveys can be dropped off at the band office.

If you have any questions, , please contact the Capital Department at:

William Jones, Capital Manager Email: Capital@gbtel.ca


Caleb Keeshig, Capital Assistant Email: Capitalassistant@gbtel.ca

Phone: 519-534-3266

Provide Your Feedback on Land Use and Infrastructure Plans

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation is developing a Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan for the community. Both plans will establish a vision for the future of our community and a path to get there.

We’ve created a survey with Shared Value Solutions, an Indigenous consulting firm we’ve retained to assist with community engagement. The survey seeks your feedback on a number of infrastructure issues facing the community. We need your feedback to make sure the plan serves the community and addresses the issues that are most important to members. We think you’ll find the survey interesting as well, as it invites you to think about our home community in different ways.

The online-only survey will be open until Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Be sure to add your voice to this important project!

Complete the survey.

Land Use and Capital Infrastructure Survey

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are currently in the process of developing a Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan for Neyaashiinigmiing reserve lands. These plans will build on the Comprehensive Community Plan completed in 2014 and will guide how we use, service and protect our lands.

This process is community driven. We want to hear your opinions and learn from your intimate knowledge of our community. To gather your important feedback, we’ve created a survey that will inform the Land Use and Capital Infrastructure Plans. We are requesting that all members complete the survey, which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Every completed survey will be entered into a draw to receive one of 10 gift cards as a token of our appreciation. The survey collection period will close Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Chi-miigwech for participating in the survey and investing in the future of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

Take the survey now.

The Coldwater Trust Wants to Hear From You

All members of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are beneficiaries of the Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust  (Coldwater Trust). As a beneficiary, we want to hear your thoughts on the Trust and the impact it has had on you and the community.

The Trustees have hired Innovation 7, a wholly owned Indigenous organization, to undertake this evaluation.

Please click on this link to access an online survey about the Trust: ENNET (Coldwater Trust) Survey (surveymonkey.com).

A paper copy of the survey can also be picked up from the Band Office or downloaded for printing. Choose a survey version based on your experience with the Trust:

Please return all completed paper surveys to the Band Office, c/o Coldwater Trust.

The information collected from this survey will help to inform the evaluation of the Trust which has been commissioned by the Trustees.  Please be assured that all the information collected through the survey will be held in strictest confidence and retained by the Trust –  only to be used to inform the evaluation.

Once you complete the survey you will have an opportunity to enter your name in a draw to win one of 9 cash prizes – 5 each for $20.00; 3 each for $100  and one for $200.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey.

Should you have any questions, please contact Erika Booth at: ebooth@innovation7.ca. Innovation 7 is a wholly owned Indigenous firm that has been hired to conduct this evaluation.

Reminder: Land Use and Infrastructure Community Survey

The development of Land Use and Capital Infrastructure Plans is well underway. We are currently in the community consultation phase, during which we are gathering the insights, opinions and visions of the membership for the future of Neyaashiinigmiing. The most direct way to share your way of knowing our land is by completing the Community Survey. You’ll be helping us plan for the needs of today’s residents – and the generations to come. Your responses will be kept entirely anonymous and, as a bonus, $25 gift cards will be awarded to 10 lucky members randomly drawn from the completed surveys.

Share your voice with us today! The last day to complete the Community Survey will be February 28th, 2021.

Tiny Home Best-Use Survey

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Saugeen First Nation are partnering with the Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board (HAAMB) and Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle to build two Tiny Homes. A Tiny Home is a small-footprint home that maximizes space and energy efficiency while still offering the comfort and service connections of a full-size residence. A Tiny Home can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative for individuals, couples and small families. Each First Nation will take ownership of one of the Tiny Homes to add to its housing stock.

We’ve prepared a survey for members to tell us how they think our Tiny Home should be used. Visit the Tiny Home Best-Use Survey page to tell us what you think!

Community Feedback Wanted from All Members

There is a lot going on these days as the Council works diligently towards bettering our community in a complicated time. We have two new pieces of draft legislation, and are currently taking feedback on drafting a third:

These are bold initiatives that will help shape our future, and the Council and Administration needs your feedback. Follow the links above to have your say.

We understand that not all members have access to the internet, but we believe everybody’s voice counts. Paper copies of the drafts, as well as feedback forms, are available in the Band Office. You can drop in and pick up copies, or call Band Office reception at 519-534-1689 to have them delivered to your mailbox. Please share this info with all your relations that may not have internet access.