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ATC OFF-RESERVE COVID-19 SUPPORT FUNDING 2020

The application process is now CLOSED.

Eligible applications submitted before February 12, 2021, will receive funding.

 


Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC) received funding from the “Urban and Off-Reserve Covid-19 Emergency Fund” from Indigenous Services Canada. A condition of the funding is that it is limited to members who do not ordinarily reside on-reserve.

In consultation with the five ATC member nations, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Chipewyan Prairie Déne First Nation will have their ATC Off-Reserve COIVD-19 Support Funding distributed by ATC. Fort McKay First Nation, Fort McMurray 468 First Nation, and Mikisew Cree First Nation will be administering the ATC Off-Reserve COIVD-19 Support Funding for their nations. Members of these nations should contact their Band's Administration for details on funding distribution.

Distribution of Funds

ATC is working with Mikisew Cree First Nation, Fort McMurray 468 First Nation, and Fort McKay First Nation to release the funds and they will be announcing their own distribution process if they have not already done so.

Fill out the ATC Online Application Form if you are a member of:

  • Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
  • Chipewyan Prairie Déne First Nation

Funding

Funding will be distributed as follows:

  • $255 per adult (over the age of 18) 
  • $125 per youth (under the age of 18)

Individuals or households will receive an electronic fund transfer to their bank account OR a cheque mailed to the address provided on the application form. We ask all those participating in this process to be patient with ATC Staff and to cooperate with the application process. 

Stay safe, healthy and have a good winter. 

Application Process

Please complete the online application form at the following link:

https://form.jotform.com/ATCFN/atc-funding

For the fastest processing, we encourage all applications to be completed on the online application.

If you prefer to print you can download the appropriate form below. NOTE: Applications cannot be dropped off at the ATC Office as it is closed due to COVID-19. You must mail or fax or email photos of your printed application.

Fax: 780-791-0946

Email: support@atcfn.ca

Mail:
Athabasca Tribal Council
ATTN: Off-Reserve Funding Application
9206 McCormick Drive
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, T9H 1C7

Downloadable Applications

Important Dates

Once a complete form is received, processing will take 7-10 business days.

All applications are due before February 12, 2021, to receive funding.

Forms submitted before December 14, 2020, will be processed before the Christmas break.

Forms submitted after December 14, 2020, will resume processing on January 7, 2021.

Please ensure all required documents are provided and the application is fully completed. If your application is incomplete, this may result in ineligibility or delays in processing. If you have any other questions about the application process please contact support@atcfn.ca.

We will do our best to complete your application and assist you with receiving support funding in an efficient and timely manner. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

APPLICATION BASICS

Q: How do I apply?

You can find the application on the Athabasca Tribal Council website: https://form.jotform.com/ATCFN/atc-funding

This online form is the quickest way to process your application.

There are also other ways you can apply if you cannot do it online:

  1. Fax: 780-791-0946
  2. Email: support@atcfn.ca 

Download the appropriate form here:

Q: What if I have questions about the application process that are not answered within these FAQs?

Please read the full listing of FAQs below. If you do not find the answer to your question you can contact ATC at:

Q: How can I confirm ATC has received my application?

An automatic email will be sent to confirm that we have received your application. If you have completed the application online through our website, it will take 7-10 business days for processing. If you have questions please email us at support@atcfn.ca.

All applications are due before February 12, 2021, to receive funding.

Applications received before December 14, 2020, will be processed before the Christmas break.

Applications received after December 14, 2020, will resume processing on January 7, 2021.

Q: How much money will I or my dependents receive?

If you are a Member and are over the age of 18 you are eligible to apply for COVID-19 support funding in the amount of $255.

If you are a Member and are under the age of 18 you are eligible to apply for COVID-19 support funding in the amount of $125. NOTE: The parent or guardian of a Minor Member (under the age of 18) must complete the Acknowledgment of Trustee, Release and Indemnity Agreement in order to accept the Minor Member’s ATC Off-Reserve COIVD-19 Support Funding.

All family Members who are living at the same address and who wish to receive their COVID-19 support funding in one deposit/cheque should be included in the Household Application. The household includes spouse/common-law partner and/or dependents/children who are Members. NOTE: You must be the guardian of any Minor Members listed in the application and must complete the Acknowledgement or Trustee, Release and Indemnity Agreement for the Minor Members.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Q: What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible for this funding you need to have:

  • First Nations Status Number
  • Be a member of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation or Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation
  • Live Off-Reserve

A "member" is defined as: an individual who is on the Membership List of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation or the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation in accordance with each First Nation's Membership Code.

"Off-Reserve" is defined as: an individual who does not ordinarily reside on-reserve

Q: What if I don’t know my status number or cannot find my status card?

Please contact your First Nations membership clerk or Indigenous Services Canada Membership Office.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation membership clerk information:
Candace Voyageur, Membership Registrar
Email: membership@acfn.com
Tel: 780-697-3730 or Toll-free: 1-888-420-7011

Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation membership clerk information:
Telephone:  780-559-2259
Email: k_l_warawa@hotmail.com 

Indigenous Services Canada Membership Office Contact Information:
Telephone: 819-997-0811

Q: How will my membership be confirmed?

ATC staff will be confirming membership with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation or Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation membership clerks.

Q: I am a member of Mikisew Cree First Nation, Fort McMurray 468 First Nation or Fort McKay First Nation.

Please contact your First Nation’s band office regarding ATC Off-Reserve COIVD-19 Support Funding. Athabasca Tribal Council is only providing distribution support for members from Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation or Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation. 

Mikisew Cree First Nation: 780-697-3740

Fort McMurray 468 First Nation: 780-334-2293

Fort McKay First Nation: 780-828-4220

Q: I am a member of Mikisew Cree First Nation, Fort McMurray 468 First Nation or Fort McKay First Nation and I have not received COVID-19 Support Funding, can I apply through ATC?

Unfortunately no. Please contact your First Nation’s band office regarding ATC Off-Reserve COIVD-19 Support Funding.

Q: What if I don’t have a permanent address?

You are still eligible to apply as long as you have a status card and are a member of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation or Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation. Please contact us by phone or email so we can make note of this on your application. 

Q: What if I live in another province than Alberta?

ATC is able to process electronic fund transfer payments to your bank outside of Alberta, however, they must be within Canada. Please ensure that you include a void cheque or a direct deposit form from your banking institution with your application.

Q: What if I live in another country than Canada?

ATC is only able to provide funding to ATC First Nation members, who are on the membership list, who live in Canada and do not ordinarily reside on First Nation reserve lands.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Q: The online application link doesn't seem to work, what do I do?

If the online application isn’t working, try to refresh the page and try again. If this doesn’t work, call ATC during business hours at 780-713-2340 or email at support@atcfn.ca

Q: How can I register if I do not have access to a computer or the internet?

Please call ATC at 780-713-2340. Arrangements can be made to have the application faxed to you, or if necessary, ATC can arrange to have your supporting documents submitted via text message. The application process requires photos of banking information to process electronic fund transfers. You can Fax your completed application to 780-791-0946.

Q: Can I bring my application to Athabasca Tribal Council offices in person?

No, do not come to the ATC Office. The Athabasca Tribal Council office location is closed to the public to help protect staff and community members from the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Daily operations continue remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will not be accepted in person. Applications left at the office door will not be processed. If you are having difficulties submitting your application please call ATC at 780-713-2340 or email at support@atcfn.ca

Q: If I sent in my information via email, is this considered a complete application?

Yes, as long as you have the required supporting documents (Status Number and deposit information) attached.

Q: Can I edit the details of an application I submitted?

Please do your best to make sure all the information on the application is correct at the time of submission. Yes, you can make changes/edit details on your application after submitting, this will delay the payment process, but having the correct information for your application is important. You can call ATC at 780-713-2340 or email at support@atcfn.ca to make changes. 

Q: Can I apply on behalf of someone else?

Yes, family Members who are living at the same address and who wish to receive their COVID-19 support funding in one deposit/cheque should be included in the Household Application. The household includes spouse/common-law partner and/or dependents/children who are Members. NOTE: You must be the guardian of any Minor Members listed in the application and must complete the Acknowledgement or Trustee, Release and Indemnity Agreement for the Minor Members.

 

DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

Q: What if I don’t have a status card?

Please contact your First Nations membership clerk or Indigenous Services Canada Membership Office.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation membership clerk information:
Candace Voyageur, Membership Registrar
Email: membership@acfn.com
Tel: 780-697-3730 or Toll-free: 1-888-420-7011

Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation membership clerk information:
Telephone:  780-559-2259
Email: k_l_warawa@hotmail.com

Indigenous Services Canada Membership Office Contact Information:
Telephone: 819-997-0811

Q: What if I don’t have a bank account?

Cheques can be issued and mailed to your mailing address. 

Q: What do I need to provide for Electronic Fund Transfer to my bank account?

Void Cheque or a Direct Deposit Form from your banking institution is necessary to have the support funds electronically transferred. The photos or files of these documents can be uploaded to the online application form or included with your email, faxed, or texted application.

Q: When will I receive the support money?

Please be patient with ATC staff. You will receive the support money as quickly as processing can take place.

Once a complete form is received, processing will take 7-10 business days.

Forms submitted before December 14, 2020, will be processed before the Christmas break.

Forms submitted after December 14, 2020, will resume processing on January 7, 2021.

All applications are due before February 12, 2021, to receive funding.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY

Q: How will my information be used?

All personal information collected will be used for the sole purpose of verifying the identities of applicants. 

Your privacy will be respected at all times.  

Q: Will my information be kept confidential?

Disclosing, copying, or distributing your information for any other purpose than the purpose described in the application is strictly prohibited by provincial and federal law. Your personal information including name, phone number, address, identification, status number, etc. will not be shared or sold with any third party for any reason outside the stated purpose. 

If you have further questions that were not answered by reading these FAQs, please contact ATC at: 

Email: support@atcfn.ca

Phone: 780-713-2340

 

To apply you will need:

  • To be a member of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation or Chipewyan Prairie Déne First Nation
  • Live "Off-Reserve" (an individual who does not ordinarily reside on-reserve)
  • First Nation status number
  • Mailing Address
  • A void cheque or Bank Information for direct deposit (a cheque can be provided if you do not want direct deposit)

DO NOT DROP OFF APPLICATIONS TO THE ATC OFFICE.

To keep our communities safe, the ATC Office location is CLOSED. All application must be submitted either by:

  • Online application
  • Email: support@atcfn.ca
  • Fax: 780-791-0946
  • Mail:
    Athabasca Tribal Council
    ATTN: Off-Reserve Funding Application
    9206 McCormick Drive
    Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, T9H 1C7

Important Dates ACFN & CPDFN

  • 7-10 business days for processing once a completed form is received.
  • All applications are due before February 12, 2021, to receive funding.

Downloadable Applications & Information