Social Development Department

(Social Assistance Program)

The Social Development Department offers two programs to provide financial assistance for Members in need.
These programs include Income Assistance and Assisted Living.

Income Assistance Program

The Income Assistance Program aims to improve quality of life by alleviating poverty and hardship on reserve, helping Income Assistance clients become more employable and secure and/or maintain a job. Its purpose is to:

  • Support the basic and special needs of indigent residents of First Nations reserves and their dependents; and
  • Support access to services to help clients’ transition to and remain in the workforce.

Assisted Living Program

The Assisted Living (AL) Program is an income-dependent, residency-based program providing funding to assist in non-medical social support services to seniors, adults with chronic illness, and children and adults with disabilities (mental & physical) so that they can maintain functional independence and greater self-reliance.

The object of the AL Program is to ensure that non-medical social supports are accessible to low-income individuals to help maintain their independence for as long as possible.

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