Social Development program provides financial support to eligible adults and their dependents who are unable to meet their basic needs. The Income Assistance program is administered in a manner that meets or exceeds the INAC Social Development Policy and Procedures manual. The Band Social Development Workers assist social assistance clients with applications, check eligibility and deliver the program according to policy. In addition, they work collaboratively with the Education, Employment and training team to facilitate the enrolment of recipients in training or educational programs.
Changes to Social Development
Effective September 1st, 2018, Monthly Renewal Declaration Forms and supporting documents for Income Assistance are due on the 15th of each month in order to process payments on time. For full details, contact Social Development Worker Amanda Dixon at (604)885-9404 ext. 255, or click the link below.
The Broad objectives of the Social Development Program are:
- To assist persons living on shíshálh lands in maintaining a basic standard of living
- To prevent dependency by developing individual and family strengths
- To assist recipients to access services that will enhance their ability to assume primary responsibility for their own affairs
- Need is determined by the application of a means test, and other applicable eligibility requirements
Please Note: clients need to provide an ROE if applicable. And, there are additional documents that will need to be completed at the Social Development program office.