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Posted: Aug 26, 2020


~ August 21, 2020 ~

  • Sagamok Anishnawbek 2020 Community FALL HARVEST CANCELLED

  • Sagamok Anishnawbek organization implements new pandemic protocols to enter public buildings

  • REMINDER: Sagamok Anishnawbek remains focused upon delivering critical and essential services only


Sagamok Anishnawbek 2020 Community FALL HARVEST CANCELLED

Please be advised that Sagamok Anishnawbek’s Community Fall Harvest has been cancelled for 2020 due to pandemic concerns.

While there will not be an organized community event this year, Sagamok residents and community members are encouraged to go onto our lands to engage in harvesting practicing while continuing to practice pandemic-mindful health advice to ensure we all stay safe and keep our community COVID-free.

Harvest contributions to the Sagamok Food Bank will continue to be accepted for distribution within the Sagamok community.


Sagamok Anishnawbek organization implements new pandemic protocols to enter public buildings

Please be advised that Sagamok Anishnawbek has implemented new pandemic-mindful features and protocols to ensure the safety of its staff and visitors.

Be advised that each of Sagamok’s public buildings have a single point of access with instructions to enter prominently posted. A hand washing/sanitizing station has also been installed in the main entrance space.

Each building is now equipped with splash guards at the reception areas and on individual desks of employees and in all service areas.

Everyone entering a Sagamok Anishnawbek building will be expected to:

  • Wear a mask upon entry and continue to wear masks for the duration of a visit if a minimum of 2 meters physical distancing cannot be maintained. Visitors are asked to ensure that they bring their masks when visiting a Sagamok building locations.

  • Wash their hands upon entry. Each building now has a hand washing station located in their main entrances. If the handwashing station is not operational, everyone will be expected to sanitize their hands with alcohol-based sanitizer.

  • Answer a set of screening questions upon entering the building.

  • Sign in noting their name, date, time of entry and exit and who they are visiting at the building. This is an important function of contract tracing that is needed in the event that a positive COVID-19 case is reported.

Please be advised that each of Sagamok Anishnawbek’s public buildings may also have their own active protocols, enhancing the protections in place to protect staff and visitors.

Everyone is asked to respect these important protocols for the health and benefit of everyone.


REMINDER: Sagamok Anishnawbek remains focused upon delivering critical and essential services only

Please be reminded that Sagamok Anishnawbek operations remain focused upon providing critical and essential services only.

Critical Infrastructure services continue uninterrupted, including roads, water, waste collection and fire protection. Housing repair and maintenance work order will only be provided for emergency plumbing and heating issues only.

The Administration Building remains closed to everyone other than those engaged in delivering critical and essential services, with the exception of Friday mornings from 9:00am—12:00pm (noon) for those who accessing Finance and Accounts Payable services, during which time visitors are expected to refrain from coming if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and to follow all visitor protocols.

The Community Care Access Centre located in the Community Wellness building remains open only to patients with scheduled appointments, Monday through Thursday, for Doctor and Nurse Practitioner services only. No walk-ins will be served.

Medical Transportation services may also be accessed through the Community Cares Access Centre, though wherever possible, clients are asked to try to arrange their own services using the medical transportation slip process first prior to requesting transportation services. This is because all medical transportation trips focus upon pandemic safety, requiring heightened attention to sanitation between trips.

Be advised that the Elders Eagle Lodge remains closed to visitors to ensure the continued safety of our residents.

Sagamok’s Food Bank is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am—4:30pm. The Milk Program is open on Fridays. Both operate from their southern location in the Multi-Educational Centre. Community members visiting the Food Bank and Milk program are asked to phone ahead by calling (705) 865-1850 to arrange for curbside pickup.

Please be advised that an updated Critical & Essential Services contact listing will be issued by the end of this week.



We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe from COVID-19. Miigwech for doing your part!



Questions about services in the Sagamok Anishnwabek community?

Please contact Marilyn Jones, Systems Navigator, by calling (705) 865-2171 ext.340 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00am—4:30pm)


Questions about travel into the Sagamok Anishnwabek community?

Please email Tammy Manitowabi, Director of Operations at






PO Box 610 Massey, ON P0P 1P0

(705) 865-2421 (800) 567-2896







The Sagamok Anishnawbek Emergency Operations Control Group (EOCG) is mandated by the Sagamok Anishnawbek Chief and Council to plan and deliver a coordinated emergency response (using the community’s services, agencies and personnel) to address arising emergency situations and crises in order to protect and preserve life and property, minimize an emergency’s impacts on the community and to ensure the continuity of essential services to community members.

Currently, the active EOCG is occupied with coordinating an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sagamok Anishnawbek EOCG is composed of the Sagamok Anishnawbek Senior Management Team and critical services personnel that can mobilize resources to address emergency situations when they occur. Each member of the EOCG is supported by an alternate individual who is able to represent the EOCG member if absent.


Sagamok Anishnawbek



Fern Assinewe, Director

Community Wellness

Incident Command


Tammy Manitowabi

Director of Operations


Ross Assinewe, Director

Planning & Infrastructure


Anna Marie Abitong, Director



Brenda Rivers, Director



Jeff Moulton, Director

HR & Shared Services


Ryan McLeod, Director



Bruce Southwind

Emergency Services Coordinator


Robert Porter

Communications Coordinator

Wayne Peltier

IT Coordinator