Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Ontario Works

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC)  
Provincial Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)  
Treaty #3
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 Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Alternate Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Mishkosiminiziibiing 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 - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-488-5614
Toll Free Phone 1-800-361-7228
Fax 807-488-5533
Website www.biggrassy.ca
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Primary Executive Laurie Comegan, Social Services Director; Phone: 807-488-5614 ext 222; Email: llcomegan@tbaytel.net
Alternate Executive Allison Finlayson, Ontario Works Employment; Phone: 807-488-5614 ext 222; Email: a.finlayson03@gmail.com
Site Location Community is 130 km NW of Fort Frances, off Hwy 621 along SE shores of Lake of the Woods
Located In Community Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
Address 410 Anishinabe Way, Big Grassy River First Nation
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Ontario Works 
PO Box 414 
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
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)