Though the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Social Development Program is formed by an agreement with AANDC, we’ve developed our own policy to provide mandatory programs for Education and Income Assistance.
The goal of our Social Development Program is to support community members who receive our assistance by preparing them for education or training, initiating their healing, or offering them help with issues and problems.
We have developed a broader social development initiative to proactively work with those receiving income assistance to help them address issues than prevent them from being able to earn an income. We believe that by offering emotional and spiritual support to our members, they will feel more empowered than receiving financial support.
To this end, we offer skills development and connect members with training and employment resources. For members who live on the reserve, we will assess their needs, offer one-on-one counseling and determine their strengths and interest. In this way, we can help our members build on their own best qualities.
The Muskeg Lake First Nation Social Assistance Program exists to help on-reserve residents who are unable to financially support themselves or their dependents. Every person living on the reserve has the right to apply for social assistance and to receive a written decision regarding that application.
Bring your documents with you to our office, and we will help you.
About your SIN
If you recently lost your job, you may qualify for interim support while waiting for your EI benefits to start.
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