Wahgoshig First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Ontario Works

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation 
Primary Tribal Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Provides short term 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 Center 
  • Employment Start-up Costs  
  • Enhanced Employment Placement Program 
  • Learning, Earning and Parenting 
  • Pay-Direct to Landlord  
  • Special Diets Allowance 
  • Transportation
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Wahgoshig First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wahgoshig First Nation 
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 The following documentation is required to complete application: 
  • Copy of Canada Child Tax 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
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Algonquin, Cree, French; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-273-2055 Ext 226
Fax 705-273-2900
E-Mail wahgoshig@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Website www.wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Primary Contact Ana Tremblay; Phone: 705-273-2055 ext 226; Email: SocialPrograms@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Site Location Reserve is 6 km off Hwy 101 approx 45 km E of Matheson, on S shore of Lake Abitibi
Located In Community Wahgoshig First Nation
Address 310 Penatuche Rd, Wahgoshig First Nation
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
 
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Intersection Hwy 101 and Hwy 11
Mailing Address c/o Ontario Works Program 
RR #3 
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)