Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political 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 Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation
Eligibility Members of Aroland 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 807-329-5970
Fax 807-329-5750
E-Mail arolandfirstnation@yahoo.ca
Website firstnation.ca/aroland
Primary Executive Terry Lynn Gagnon, Ontario Works Administrator
Alternate Executive Charles Megan, Ontario Works Case Manager
Site Location Settlement is located 60 km N of Geraldton, then 20 km W of Nakina on Hwy 643
Located In Community Aroland First Nation
Address Hwy 643
Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Ontario Works 
PO Box 10 
Aroland First Nation 
Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
Physical Access Not Applicable
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)