Moose Cree First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Ontario Works

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Social Assistance 
  • Non First Nation members must apply for "temporary residency" (granted by the Moose Cree First Nation Chief and Council) before they are considered eligible for social assistance 
  • "Temporary residency" is permission from the Chief and Council to live on reserve 
  • Case workers: Hayley Cheechoo, 705-658-4619 Ext 225 (hayley.cheechoo@moosecree.com); Edna Sutherland, 705-658-4619 Ext 275 (edna.sutherland@moosecree.com)
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 Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
Winter Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Moose Factory
Eligibility Members of Moose Cree 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 - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-658-4619
Fax 705-658-4734
Website www.moosecree.com
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Primary Contact Verna Cheechoo, Receptionist; Phone: 705-658-4619 ext 222; Email: verna.cheechoo@moosecree.com
Primary Executive Norma McComb, Director of Social Assistance; Phone: 705-658-4619 ext 223; Email: norma.mccomb@moosecree.com
Site Location Community is on Factory Island near mouth of Moose River on James Bay, 300 km N of Timmins
Located In Community Moose Factory
Address Moose Factory
 
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Mailing Address c/o Ontario Works 
PO Box 190 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)