Support Services

Support Services

Coodinator: Margaret Johnson

Contact: 780-585-3741

Support Services Program Guidelines:

Support Services Program is limited to Ermineskin Tribal members.

  • Income Support & AISH applicants will not be granted an appointment for Support Services Program Assistance until after the 15th of each month.
  • If residing off reserve, proof of residency is required.
    • Rental agreement with band members name on it
  • Contact name and number for landlord to verify residency.
    • Current utility bill with band members name on it
  • Emergency Food Assistance
    • Purchase orders are issued unless member resides off reserve. Proof of residency is required.
    • Members may not access the program until 4 months after assistance is received
  • Utilities Assistance
    • Utility Bill must be Disconnection, Pending Disconnection, or an Urgent Notice.
    • ABSOLUTELY no bills will be paid without the above notices
    • All payments will be made directly to the Utility Company.
  • Rent Assistance
    • Last month’s rent receipt must be provided.
    • Landlords contact name and number must be provided to verify residency.
    • All payments will be made directly to the renting agency or landlord.
  • Rent Assistance
    • Last month’s rent receipt must be provided.
    • Landlords contact name and number must be provided to verify residency.
    • All payments will be made directly to the renting agency or landlord.
  • Emergency Travel Assistance is provided for family members to provide compassionate support to other family members in the hospital.
    • Name and hospital where family member is must be provided for verification.
  • Medical Assistance is provided for medical supplies or prescriptions not covered by AANDC.
    • For dependent children the child must be under 1 year of age if not registered with Ermineskin Membership.
    • Support Services Program will not assist with Narcotics or any questionable medical prescription.
    • Assistance for Dental and Optical is made available to Elders and Special Needs only.
  • Must have doctors letter to confirm urgency of need. SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM WILL NOT ASSIST:
  • Feasts, Memorials, Sundance’s, or Sweats.
    • These are considered self-sacrificial, which is the giving up of one’s own interests or wishes in order to help others or themselves.
    • It is expected of the member to prepare for such ceremonies, especially if the ceremony is yearly.
  • Visits to medical doctors or specialists.
  • Travel support to go home, pick up family members, or friends.
  • Support Services Program is accessible every 4 months from the last time assistance is received. Provided there is a Balance available.