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Couchiching First Nation

Ontario Works

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Description
  • Provides financial assistance to individuals and families in need
  • Offers Extended Health Benefits to qualifying individuals
  • Provides information to recipients about participation requirements including seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work, or self employment
Participants can access a variety of programs and support services including but not limited to:
  • Child Care
  • Clothing Needs
  • Community Placement Program
  • Discretionary Benefits
  • Drug Benefits
  • Employment Resource Centre
  • Employment Start-up Costs
  • Enhanced Employment Placement Program
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Learning, Earning and Parenting
  • Pay-Direct to Landlord
  • Special Diets Allowance
  • Transportation
Eligibility
Members of Couchiching First Nation living on-reserve

Individuals must:
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be in immediate financial need to help pay for food and housing costs
  • be willing to take part in activities that will help find employment
  • sign a Participation Agreement

Amount of financial assistance provided is determined by various factors including:
  • Assets
  • Family size
  • Housing costs
  • Income
Application Process
The following documentation is required to complete application:
  • Copy of Canada Child Benefit statement (for children under 18 years of age)
  • Copy of mortgage or rental agreement
  • Health card
  • Information about assets owned, such as a Registered Retirement Savings Plan,
  • Information about other income and money, such as a pension
  • Proof of identity, such as birth certificate
  • Proof of Social Insurance Number
  • Recent bank statement for all bank accounts
  • Record of Employment and/or most recent pay stubs
Toll Free
1-888-581-0249
Office
807-274-3228 - Band Office
Fax
807-274-1515 - Confidential
Web Site
http://www.couchiching.ca
Email
cfnreception@vianet.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box RMB 2027
RR 2
Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M3
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Krystal Windego, Intake and Clerical
Phone: 807-274-3228 Ext 269
Ontario Works Administrator
Lucille Morrisseau
Phone: 807-274-8832
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed application package required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
Government - City
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Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 10, 2022
Address
107 Hwy 11, Administration Centre
Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M3
  • Community is located off Hwy 11 on SW shore of Rainy Lake, approx 2 mi E of Fort Frances
  • Main reserve is Couchiching 16A with a land area of 24.8 sq miles; second reserve is Agency 1 which is shared with 3 other First Nations
  • Administration Centre is located at intersection of Hwy 11 and Bruyere Ave on Couchiching First Nation¬†

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0830 - 1600

Band Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm; Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Service Area(s)
Couchiching First Nation