The Georgina Island Storytelling Project

Our stories celebrate our heritage and identity as Chippewa people. They preserve and teach our Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge for the future generations of Georgina Island. In the tradition of oral history over generations, our youth - in their turn - will carry on this legacy to protect and share our proud history and who we are as the Chippewas of Georgina Island.

Effective Friday September 11, 2020 the Aazhaawe Ferry schedule will be changed for the following trips to accommodate the student’s hours for the modified school days

Monday – Friday

Georgina Island   —     Virginia Beach
*8:30 am  returning at 8:45am – changed trip
12:00pm   returning at 12:30pm – new added trip

Posted September 2020

Please click on link for full CHIPPEWAS OF GEORGINA ISLAND AAZHAAWE CARFERRY SCHEDULE 2020

The Chippewas of Georgina Island would like to thank the United Way of Greater Toronto and the Government of Canada for their COVID-19 on reserve relief support.

 

Please refer to the Environment tab on the website for more information

find a link below with the current 2020 Hours

2020 Landfill Hours

Please find recently posted training opportunities below and check out the Human Resources tab for more information and job opportunities

Ferry Boat and Life Aboard a Ship

Canada Steamship Lines (CSL)

Tuesday August 18, 2020 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
This workshop will be conducted by the privately-owned Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) and will provide participants with information regarding employment opportunities.  Topics will include work life aboard a ship,  Officer and Unlicensed employment opportunities with CSL, Education and Training requirements and recruitment processes as well as Q & A opportunities.

Interested citizens can access information and register directly for this workshop at:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/csl-marine-industry-awareness-session-tickets-113913925618

 

Security Guard Training

Please find attached a poster for a free training opportunity for Community Members. This training will help prepare participants for the Ontario Security Guard License test. The training will be offered in August at the Marina and free for all participants. Please let me know by July 31, 2020 at 4:00PM if you are interested. The training will be available on a first come, first serve basis and there is very limited availability.

 

A Career in Trades

Pre Apprenticeship OMTC – August 2020 posted July 2020

 

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES CONCERNING THE PROPOSED

BEAR ROAD & PARKING LOTS SURFACING PROJECT

 

 

The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation are advising residents and businesses that the proposed Bear Road & Parking Lots Surfacing Project within the community of Georgina Island will be underway by Coco Paving Inc. commencing on or about July 27th, 2020.

 

General project works will include: fine grading and shaping of the areas, new granular A material, application of prime and double surface treatment along Bear Road for approximately 3.63 km’s and asphalt paving of the Ferry Terminal and Band Administration parking lots.

 

Activities by the contractor will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with the potential for extended working hours due to logistical coordination of the ferry transportation to/from the island at various times during paving and surface treatment operations.

 

Throughout the construction period, access along the roadways to residences and businesses within the community will be maintained although periodic delays may occur during surface treatment of Bear Road and paving of the Ferry Terminal and Band Administration parking lots.  The proposed works are expected to be completed by end of August 2020.

 

All vehicles must be moved from Simcoe for the dates of August 4 – August 17. If the work is completed quicker than the anticipated schedule, we will notify the community.

 

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned at

705-437-1337 or e-mail at Janice.taylor@georginaisland.com.

Sincerely,

Benson Big Canoe, Councillor

Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

Today we were informed of a very tragic loss to the community. Gillian Barker was an integral and very well-respected community helper and we will all deeply miss her. It is terrible to lose someone who was valued so deeply and touched the hearts of our entire community. We must rally together and support our family, friends and community members as we try to come to terms with this loss and mourn a truly amazing woman. We know this is very difficult news to hear and we offer condolences to everyone who is grieving this loss. We are here to support you and want you to know that you are never alone. Please reach out to your family and friends and offer your support, share your memories and remember you are never alone. Gillian’s family is in our thoughts and prayers and we offer our sincere condolences on the loss of Gillian. Support can be accessed with any of the following resources below:

 

Community Crisis Response Service (24 hours) 1-855-310-2673 (COPE) Kids Help Phone (24 hours) 1-800-668-6868 First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline 1-855-242-3310

CONGRATULATIONS graduates your whole community is proud!!!

Grade 12:

Elayna McCue
Eden Altseimer
Noah McCue
Mackenzie Beelby
Skye Wyld

Grade 8:

Lily BigCanoe-Pendock
Adam McCue
Owen Charles
Montanis Barfett-Charles
Kameika Stevens

Grade 5:

Buzzy BigCanoe-Pendock
Kaiden Charles

Way To Go!!!!!

Attention: Members & Leaseholders of CGIFN

The Aazhaawe Ferry is back in operation on full schedule.

Be advised that you are not to exit your vehicle while on board the ferry

Punch cards are required to travel on the ferry and can be purchased at the Virginia Beach Gas Station, they currently close at 8pm

Leaseholders are permitted to the island,  guests or family that does not reside in your household ( up to 10 persons) allowed but must ride in your vehicle. Two vehicles per cottage lease.

No visitors or day trippers allowed on the island at this time until further notice

 

The Water Taxi will be running trips for essential trips from Monday to Friday for Band Members, Spouses of Band Members and Staff of Georgina Island First Nation

 

The Water Taxi will not be running trips on Saturday or Sunday unless it is an emergency.

The Water Taxi captain has the discretion to take as many people at a time as they choose but can not exceed 4 passengers at a time.

 

Water Taxi Schedule

 

Island                                                             Virginia

7:00am                                                                      7:30am

9:00am                                                                      9:30am

11:00am                                                                   11:30am

1:00pm                                                                      1:30pm

3:00pm                                                                      3:30pm

5:00pm                                                                      5:30pm

7:00pm                                                                      7:30pm

 

*There will be no taxi on Saturday and Sunday

*The Water Taxi captain has the discretion to take as many people at a time as they choose but can not exceed 4 passengers at a time.

Attention: Members & Leaseholders of CGIFN

The Aazhaawe Ferry is back in operation on full schedule.

Be advised that you are not to exit your vehicle while on board the ferry

Punch cards are required to travel on the ferry and can be purchased at the Virginia Beach Gas Station, they currently close at 8pm

Leaseholders only are permitted to the island, no guests or family that does not reside in your household allowed.

No visitors or day trippers allowed on the island at this time until further notice

 

The Water Taxi will be running trips for essential trips from Monday to Friday for Band Members, Spouses of Band Members and Staff of Georgina Island First Nation

 

The Water Taxi will not be running trips on Saturday or Sunday unless it is an emergency.

The Water Taxi captain has the discretion to take as many people at a time as they choose but can not exceed 4 passengers at a time.

 

Water Taxi Schedule

 

Island                                                             Virginia

7:00am                                                                      7:30am

9:00am                                                                      9:30am

11:00am                                                                   11:30am

1:00pm                                                                      1:30pm

3:00pm                                                                      3:30pm

5:00pm                                                                      5:30pm

7:00pm                                                                      7:30pm

 

*There will be no taxi on Saturday and Sunday

*The Water Taxi captain has the discretion to take as many people at a time as they choose but can not exceed 4 passengers at a time.

Welcome to the Georgina Island First Nation Economic Development Strategic Planning Community Survey link.

The Economic Development Department’s Economic Development Strategic Plan needs to be updated.  We have heard from the community in a number of areas such as employment and training and the Fixed Link, but this survey will focus on your opinion of how our community should move forward in economic development.  This information was last asked of our community a number of years ago and we want to ensure we are meeting your needs and expectations in economic development.

 

Please take the time to complete this survey by following the link below:

  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GIFNECDEV)