ABOUT SNGRDC’S COMMUNITY COLLABORATOR PROGRAM

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 Jessica Hunt Public Relations Specialist at [email protected] or by calling 519-753-1950.

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2020 COMMUNITY COLLABORATOR COVID SUPPORT PROGRAM INITIATIVES

In light of Covid-19, the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) has transitioned the Community Collaborator Program into a Six Nations Covid Support Program focused on helping our community during these unprecedented times, and recouping financial costs from the pandemic. The partners who participate in the Community Collaborator (CC) Program will be recognized as a supporter of ALL the initiatives.

The 2020 Community Collaborator Covid Support Initiatives include: Food Bank Donation, Winter Care Packages and Six Nations Water Access Program (Bonus Event). 

Food Bank
Donation

Date: September 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Six Nations Community Food Bank

SNGRDC will be helping to replenish the Six Nations Community’s Food Bank stock after the increase in usage due to Covid-19. The Six Nations Food Bank provides food to approximately 160 community members per week. With the current pandemic, the food bank visitors have increased by 25% per week. Last year, SNGRDC donated over $1,900 from the Fall Carnival Event, 8 bags of canned good, and 5 bushels of fresh apples.

160 visitors on average per week, 25% increase due to covid-19, over $1900 donated from the 2019 fall carnival event

Six Nations
Winter Care Packages 

Date: November 2020
Time: 9am-4pm Delivery Drop Off
Location: Various Community Organizations

Six Nations has various organizations that work to support the Six Nations Community such as the Elders Lodge, Six Nations Youth Centre, and the Family Assault Centre. Community Members using these locations can often feel isolated and lonely during the holidays. SNGRDC is looking to spread the holiday cheer and support our elders who haven’t been able to visit with friends and/or family in several months due to the pandemic by giving away care packages. Last year, SNGRDC purchased shoes for 11 youth lodge participants, and bought recliner chairs for both Iroquois Lodge, and Ganohkwasra Family Assault Centre.

50 Residents Living in Elders Lodge, 11 Pairs of Shoes Purchased for Youth Lodge Participants in 2019, 4 Recliner Chairs purchased for iroquois lodge and ganohkwasra in 2019

Six Nations
Water Access Program

BONUS EVENT

Date: December 2020
Time: 10am
Location: Six Nations Public Works

Approximately 3,159 households in Six Nations rely on potable water for their needs. In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Six Nations Elected Council began the “Free Water to Community” program which enabled households on Six Nations access to clean and reliable water during the pandemic. Six Nations Elected Council covered the costs of water haulage and supply to ensure their members basic needs were met.

The bonus activity will only run if Community Collaborator Level Commitment is surpassed before the end of the August 14th deadline.

Girl Washing Hands at Sink

2020 COMMUNITY COLLABORATOR SUPPORTERS

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