Community Event – 2021 Poker Cruise Drive

Chippewas of Nawash departments are partnering to host the 2021 Nawash Poker Cruise drive on Saturday, March 20, 2021. This Adults-Only event is being held on the first day of spring, to bring residents out of their homes to enjoy a drive through our beautiful community. Participants must be at least 19 years of age.

During this event, players will visit stops throughout the community, each hosted by a partnering program, and pick up a playing card at each location. Participants may be asked to engage in a fun mini-activity in order to obtain a card. The objective is to make the best possible poker hand, with the highest hand winning the game.

Players must pre-register to participate.  To register call the Family Well-Being Program at 519-534-3266, ext. 108, and leave your full name a contact number.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 18, 4:30 PM.

Employment Opportunity – Personal Support Worker

The Chippewas of Nawash Health and Wellness Program is seeking a Personal Support Worker to join the care team. 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.

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

Updated Mental Health and Addiction Support Resources

The Kina Waa Noojmojig Nanaweing Wellness Centre has updated it’s compilation of local mental health and addiction support resources. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or addiction issues, know that there is always someone ready to listen, ready to help. You are not alone.

Visit the Wellness Service Support Numbers page for a list of caring, accessible local services.

For members living in the area, but outside Neyaashiinigmiing, Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services has also compiled a list of services in the area.


Mental Health and Addictions Services are coming to the Nawash Health Centre

Starting December 2, 2020, a Mental Health and Addictions Registered Practical Nurse from Grey Bruce Health Services will be available every Wednesday at the Nawash Health Centre.

The Nawash Health Centre, with the MHA RPN, is pleased to offer the following services to Neyaashiinigmiing residents:

  • Individual and family counselling
  • Care coordination for mental health and addiction services
  • Access to Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinics
  • Outpatient services for addiction treatment

When: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location : Nawash Health Centre

Book an appointment by calling the Nawash Health Centre at 519-534-0373.

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.

Wellness Centre Adjusts Operations in Response to Pandemic

Nawash’s Kina Waa Noojmojig Nanaweing Wellness Centre has adjusted it’s operating hours in order to comply with the best medical advice to social distance and avoid direct contact with others. The dedicated staff want to remind the community that they are still there to offer support during this difficult time. Clinical Supervisor April Jones has provided some useful information for those in need, on the Wellness Centre’s page.