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.

Here is what you will find in the Newsletter – click on the link for Content COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER2016#4.september2017

All mosquitoes from last week (September 11 – 15, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

All mosquitoes from last week (September 04 – 08, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

All mosquitoes from last week (August 28 – September 01, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

Yongsheng Liang, CIPH (C) Environmental Health Officer / Agent en hygiène du milieu Health Canada / Santé Canada Environmental Public Health Services / Services de sante environnementale et publique First Nations and Inuit Health Branch / Direction générale de la santé des Premières Nations et des Inuits



If you require a application forms or have any issues with these instructions please contact Sylvia McCue or Elwin Earle as soon as possible.

705-437-3614 or or

Please find the link to the documents required and instructions for filling them out.



We are finally able to move forward from all the work that has been completed with the design and discussions for the upgrades back and forth for the last two years” Chief Donna Big Canoe



Press release from the York Region News

Pow Wow Poster 2017

Chippewas of Georgina Island 2017 Pow Wow

 Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017

Held at Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sutton, Ontario

 Check out the face book page “Chippewas of Georgina Island Pow Wow 2017”



The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation have engaged the services of Cambium Aboriginal Inc. to complete site due dilligence at 115 Hadden Road. This investigation is intended to determine the environmental condition of the property as well as assess the quality of water and geotechnical profile of the soils. Over the next month, you may see workers and drill rigs on the site completing their work. This work is also intended to be a proactive measure to determine the future potential uses of the property and to assess how future development costs may be impacted by the current characteristics of the site.

If you have any questions on work being completed, please contact Marlene Stiles or Rachel Big Canoe.


Please be advised that the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle has been identified throughout York Region and surrounding areas – for this reason absolutely no firewood to be transported to the First Nation  see flyer for more details.


Invasive Pest Alert 2017 Firewood Ban GIFN





A word from Chief and Council 2-3
A word from Chief and Council 4


Education 8-9

Language Program

Education 10
Post Secondary 11
Health 12
A Word From The Fire Chief 13
Environment 14-15
Ash Tree Monitoring 16-18
Housing 19

Job Postings typically fall under the Human Resources Tab on our Website, please check back frequently as we do update the postings as they come up.
Located at this link

Human Resource Coordinator – Harmony Taylor
P: 705-437-1337 ext.2235

The Human Resource Department develops and delivers human resource programs consistent with Georgina Island First Nation’s priorities and objectives. They define and implement appropriate human resource policies, procedures and guidelines consistent with the community’s policies and priorities.

Job Postings

DBCFS JOB POSTINGS – Hiawatha First Nation
DBCFS – Hiawatha – Senior Admin Assistant Open Until Filled 1st screening Wed. May 3, 2017
DBCFS – Director of Finance and Administration – Open Until Filled 1st Screening May 12, 2017
DBCFS – Communication and Public Relations Specialist- Open Until Filled – 1st Screening May 12, 2017
DBCFS – Hiawatha – Recruitment Training Coordinator – Open Until Filled – 1st Screening May 3rd, 2017
DBCFS – Hiawatha – Alternative Care Resource Manager – Open Until Filled – 1st Screening May 12, 2017
DBCFS Application for Employment

Urban Indigenous Health and Community Engagement Consultant Closing April 21, 2017

Trans Canada Summer Student Employment Application

Applying for Summer Employment Opportunities –  Student Application Tip Sheet English

Ontario Public Services – Summer Employment Opportunities
Applying for a Summer Job with Ontario Government – Poster


FPC Aboriginal Women in Trades EBLAST
FPC Aboriginal Women in Trades Registration Form
FPC Aboriginal Women in Trades Overview Info for Applicants or Agencies 2017

Cover Letter and Resume Writing Guide

Request for Quotation

Send resumes to Harmony Taylor

Please note all Job Postings are located in the Community Services, Human Resources area of the Website
We try to keep the postings up to date and current

Located at this link