Key ceremony for latest Habitat build at Cape Croker

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The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce, together are holding a Key Ceremony on Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve No.27 (formerly Cape Croker) on Saturday November 23rd at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate six new single dwelling houses for Chippewas of Nawash First Nation member families.  The ceremony will be held in the Community Centre at 34 Community Centre Road, Neyaashiinigmiing. Click for map:

This project will mark the 10th house for the Neyaashiinigmiing Rent to Own Program at Kaikaiknong Crescent. This is a new 18 lot development in partnership with Habitat Grey Bruce with major funding for the construction of the houses from Indigenous Services Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Tachane Foundation along with donations from local businesses and organizations.

This ceremony will also mark the 50th house built by Habitat Grey Bruce. Each house has been built with the selected families and volunteers. This year, volunteers from the Chippewas of Nawash, the wider Grey Bruce community and from across North America participated in the building of the six houses.

These houses will provide safe and healthy homes for six Chippewas of Nawash member families (11 adults and 17 children). One of the houses includes enhanced energy efficiencies (approaching Net Zero) based on a design created by students from the University of Waterloo's Warrior Home Design Team. Their design won an award in the United States Department of Energy's recent Solar Decathlon Build Challenge 2020.

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