Community Collaborators 2019-08-21T10:18:39+00:00


Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s (SNGRDC) Community Collaborators Program engages SNGRDC business partners to support local events and initiatives. These events are an excellent opportunity to showcase SNGRDC partnerships to the Six Nations Community in a meaningful and impactful manner. You can become involved in the program by participating in one of three tiers. If you are interested in becoming apart of the SNGRDC Community Collaborator Program please contact Tabitha Curley, Manager of Communications & Stakeholder Relations at or by calling 519-753-1950 ext 6420.

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SNGRDC would like to thank our Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Collaborators for making a meaningful and lasting difference in our Community.


SNGRDC will be hosting several community events and initiatives in the 2019 year which will run based on the support and collaboration from its partners. The Partners who participate in the Community Collaborator (CC) Program will be recognized as a supporter of ALL the events. The 2019 Community Collaborator Events and Initiatives include: Earth Day Celebrations, Family Energy Nights, Community Awareness Week, Solar Powered Boat Races, Fall Harvest Festival, and Winter Care Packages.

Earth Day

April 18, 2019 (Actual Date of Earth day is April 22, 2019)
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Turtle Island News (2208 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken ON)

In celebration of Earth Day 2019, SNGRDC will be setting up displays and an informational booths at the Turtle Island News Eco-Friendly Earth Day Event. Patrons will receive a free lavender or Marigold plant which they will have the opportunity to transplant at the booth into a pot to bring home.

Energy Nights

April 30 & May 2, 2019
Time: 4 – 7pm
Location: Six Nations Community Hall (April 30) & Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (May 2)

The goal of Family Energy Nights is to have families learn how energy works and the importance of generating renewable energy to fulfill our energy needs. Parents will be able to engage with their children on what they are learning in school through numerous interactive activities.

Community Awareness
Week Celebrations

May 16 (SNGRDC Event), and May 20 (Bread and Cheese Parade)
Time: May 16 @ 12 PM – 6 PM, May 20 @ 11 AM – 4 PM
Location: May 16 event at Six Nations Tourism 2498 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON and, May 20 event Bread and Cheese at Community Hall 1738 Fourth Line Road, Ohsweken ON

The Six Nations Community hosts an annual Community Awareness Week (CAW), to celebrate its people, business, services, and sports teams. Each year during CAW, SNGRDC staff select a local charity to support through fundraising activities at their open house. Last year over $2300 was raised to support the Kawenni:io Language School through a prize raffle, BBQ, and prize Bingo. The population of Ohsweken is thought to quadruple in size on Victoria Day (known locally as Bread & Cheese on May 20th) as many Six Nations members who live off reserve return home to visit with friends and family, watch the parade, and wander the booths at the fairground.

Solar Powered
Boat Races

June 10 to 21, 2019 (In-Class). Exact dates based on teacher availability
Time: TBD, based on teacher availability
Location: Six Nations Elementary Schools (5 Federal schools, 2 Private schools)

The solar powered boat race is a fun and interactive tool to help captivate students through hands-on learning. Students construct boats out of recyclable materials, attach solar cells, and race them against other contestants. By engaging our community at a young age, we believe it encourages them to become involved in the conversation about creating a sustainable future.


Saturday October 19, 2019
Time: 11am- 4pm
Location: Chiefswood Park 1037 Brant Highway 54, Ohsweken, ON

SNGRDC will be hosting a Fall Carnival to bring the community together and raise funds for the Six Nations Food Bank. This event began in 2016 when Our Sustenance (a department of SNGRDC), partnered with the Healthy Roots program to run a fall themed festival, and has since expanded. Last year, the event saw more than 150 people and included community vendors/booths, activity stations, food sampling, live music and more.

Six Nations
Winter Care Packages

November/December 2019
Location: Various community locations

Six Nations has various organizations that work to support the Six Nations Community including the Elders Lodge, Six Nations Youth Centre, and the Family Assault Centre. Community Members using these locations can often feel isolated and lonely. This year SNGRDC would like to help spread the holiday spirit by giving away care packages. A Winter Care Package can bring comfort to someone, and make the recipient feel loved. This event will run only if the Community Collaborator Goal is met or surpassed.