Our Vision

To support the current and future social and economic well-being of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and it’s Members.


Membership Engagement Meeting:

Chippewa Community Centre

There will be one Membership Engagement Sessions that will be held in 2020 as required by the Big Bear Creek Trust Agreement. The purpose is to engage Members on the Community Development Fund Expenditures for the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year. Come out and give us your input. Live Feed Address: No live feed for this meeting.

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June 18, 2020

Greetings to all from the office of the Big Bear Creek Trust.  As we try to navigate these trying times during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to adjust our work practices to make sure business continues as smoothly as possible.  Our office is currently closed until further direction from Chief & Council, however I am in the office 2-3 times per week.

In the meantime, the Trust would like to put out a few updates:

  • Proof of Life Certificates were mailed out on May 27, 2020 for Members with birthdays in May to August. Final notices for certificates that were not returned by Members with birthdays in February to April were also mailed out on June 12, 2020.  All completed certificates are to be returned to our office by July 31, 2020.  Until the office re-opens forms can be sent via mail, email, or fax.
  • Retroactive payments for the Income Stabilization Fund (ISF) are suspended until further notice. Further communication to follow.
  • Due to the current pandemic our Annual Membership Engagement Meeting that was to take place by June 30, 2020 will be delayed until we are able to gather safely.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 519-289-555 ext. 222 or toll free at

1-866-550-5539 and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.


Courtney Riley

Trust Administration Manager





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