Fort William First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Ontario Works

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Superior Treaty
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-4 pm
Areas Served Fort William First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort William 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, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-622-6791
Toll Free Phone 1-866-892-8687
Fax 807-622-4765
E-Mail ssreception@fwfn.com
Website www.fwfn.com
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Primary Contact Shannon Crews, Ontario Works Manager; Phone: 807-622-6971 ext 201; Email: shannonc@fwfn.com
Alternate Contact Coty Crews, Program Support Clerk; Phone: 807-622-6791
Primary Executive Karen Bannon, Director of Health and Community Services; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 230; Email: Karen@fwfn.com
Site Location Fort William Reserve is located on W shore of Lake Superior, south of and adjacent to the city of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Fort William First Nation
Address 90 Anemki Dr, Suite 200
Fort William First Nation, ON P7J 1L3
 
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Intersection Anemki Dr and Mission Rd
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Not Accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated parking spot; Washroom -- 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)