on reserve income assistance program
The Income Assistance program provides funds to individuals and families who are ordinarily residents on reserve, as a last resort where all other means of generating income to cover basic needs have been exhausted.
The Income Assistance program is meant to align with provincial income assistance programs.
The objective of the program is to ensure that eligible individuals and families residing on reserve receive funds to cover the basic expenses of daily living, special needs, as well as pre-employment services designed to help them transition to the workforce.
the basic and special needs of clients and their dependents on reserves
access to services to help clients transition to and remain in the workforce
Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society is responsible for providing prevention and protection services to support the safety and well-being of First Nation children and families on reserve. The delegated agency works collaboratively with families and communities to develop strategies in problem-solving, life skills, conflict resolution, and to develop or enhance parenting skills. FVACFSS facilitates and makes appropriate referrals to other services families may require.
Click on the following links to find out more information about Care Committees and how the committee provides guidance to the aboriginal delegated agency;
children & family services
family violence prevention
Supports all community members, as well as funding for community-driven proposals for family violence prevention projects. The goal of the Family Violence Prevention Program is to improve the safety and security of our women, children and families. The child/children's best interest always help guide any decisions or recommendations; referrals to resources to help heal and keep the family together is always the first option. Shxw'owhamel has their very own professional to help with personal development; just one of the many resources to healing.
This program provides funding for non-medical, social support services to seniors, adults with chronic illness, and children and adults with disabilities (mental and physical) on reserve to help them maintain their independence.
Any individual residing on-reserve, or ordinarily resident on-reserve, who has been formally assessed by a health care provider is eligible to receive services from this program. Individuals must not have the means to obtain such services themselves, or access to other sources of support from the federal or provincial governments.