Wapekeka First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Ontario Works

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Provincial Territorial 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 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Wapekeka First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wapekeka 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 - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-537-2315
Fax 807-537-2336
E-Mail wfn@wapekeka.ca
Website www.wapekeka.ca
Primary Executive Jez Winter, Ontario Works Administrator; Email: jezw@wapekeka.ca
Alternate Executive Carol Brown, Band Administrator; Email: carolb@wapekeka.ca
Site Location Community is along SE shores of Angling Lake, approx 450 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 26 km NW of Big Trout Lake
Located In Community Wapekeka First Nation
Address Wapekeka First Nation, ON P0V 1B0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Ontario Works 
PO Box 2 
Wapekeka, ON P0V 1B0
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)