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Wahnapitae First Nation

Niigaaniin Social Services

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Description
Operates as the implementation of the Ontario Works (OW) legislation with culturally appropriate provisions for rates, eligibility and program parameters established by the OW program

Employment Assistance
  • Helps individuals to obtain employment and financial independence
  • Provides job readiness workshops, referrals to job counselling and training programs, access to education programs and use of office equipment such as telephone, fax machine and computer
Financial Support
  • Basic Needs, such as food and clothing for individuals and their families
  • Shelter costs, based on the size of the family including rent, heat, hydro, gas, water, sewage, and house insurance
Mino-Bimaadizidaa
  • Provides life skills, cultural awareness and alternative ways to live a healthy lifestyle as well as to cope and adapt with life stressors
  • Consists of four cycles of personal development steps culminating in either treatment programs, education upgrading, and job skills training or employment
Shpiming Nikeyaa Zhaawag (SNZ)
  • Provides financial assistance, active measures and addiction services to Niigaaniin clients whose employment potential may be obstructed by substance abuse problems
  • Offers case management and support services on an individual basis
Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0800 - 1100

Band Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-11 am
Eligibility
Members of Wahnapitae First Nation in immediate financial need to help pay for food and housing costs

Amount of financial assistance provided is determined by various factors including:
  • Assets
  • Family size
  • Housing costs
  • Income including income for any dependent adults or co-applicants
  • Mandatory participation in approved Employment Assistance activities
Application Process
Contact Niigaaniin Financial Specialist for initial assessment and to schedule appointment for Intake
The following documentation is required to complete application:
  • Asset details such as vehicle insurance and registration
  • Address and employment information for the past 12 months
  • Bank account information
  • Birth certificate
  • Confirmation of school attendance if necessary
  • Health card
  • Income tax assessments
  • Record of employment
  • Shelter costs, which can include utility bills or a rental agreement
  • Social insurance card/document
  • Spousal or child support records
  • Status card
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed application package required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (40) Federal Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 15, 2021