Come join us in some of our fun and exciting events. We have so many new and exciting events happening in the future. All of our events are a great way to get involved with our Organization, and meet other members in the community. Interested to see what we have coming up? See below for more details.
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COVID 19 Relief Support for Urban members of the Horse Lake First Nation, Duncan's First Nation, and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
Please be advised that we have mailed the gift cards for Co-op last week.
The Safeway, IGA and Sobey’s Cards will be mailed today.
If you had selected Super A or any independent grocer, the cards will be mailed today.
Save-On Foods and Freson Bros. gift cards will be mailed out tomorrow.
We are still waiting for the No-Frills gift cards.Once received they will be sent out immediately.An update will be made once this is done.
Please accept our apology on the delay for distribution of the cards, unfortunately we have no control on how quickly the Vendors will send the cards to WCTC.
However, our staff have been working hard taking calls and preparing packages to ship out to accommodate our Urban members.
Please call (780) 532-3009 if you have any questions.
URBAN MEMBERS OF THE DUNCAN'S FIRST NATION, HORSE LAKE FIRST NATION, AND STURGEON LAKE CREE NATION:
The Western Cree Tribal Council have received a limited amount of Funding to provide one time COVID 19 Relief Support for Urban members of the Horse Lake First Nation, Duncan's First Nation, and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. We will be accepting registration from members by phone and email
starting May 15, 2020.
Please contact Nancy Goodswimmer at our Grande Prairie sub-office, 780-532-3009 or email@example.com. Nancy will be available to take calls from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please do not leave messages; due to the high volume of calls that are expected we will not be checking messages. If you are unable to get through to Nancy, she will most likely be on another call, therefore we ask that you please try calling again. We will require the following information to allow us to process the one time supports:
First Nation Affiliation:
Spouse and Children(s) Name:
Gift Card Preference: Safeway/Sobeys, Co-op, Freson Bros, No-Frills, Save-on foods, Super "A", IGA.
We ask that you be patient with us as we are expecting a high volume of calls.
Grand Chief Ramona Horseman
Due to the recent public state of health emergency by Premier Jason Kenney,
The Western Cree Tribal Council Offices will be closed until further notice.
If you have a Child Youth and Family Enhancement Emergency please call
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
A message from:
Non-Insured Health Benefits Alberta Region
Suite 730, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3
To: All eligible First Nations and Inuit Clients
Subject: Additional Mental Health Counselling supports during COVID-19
In response to the recent announcement of the global pandemic COVID-19, we are working diligently to ensure First Nations and Inuit clients continue to have access to mental health counselling services.
Recently, the College of Alberta Psychologists recommended that services be provided through telepsychology, as a means of reducing the risk of exposure for both clients and providers. As a result, many offices and providers have transitioned to telepsychology. The NIHB regional office is supporting this practice, and has compiled a list of providers willing to offer telepsychology sessions. All existing Guidelines and policies will continue to be applicable and are outlined in the NIHB Guide to Mental Health Counselling Services, which includes a reference to ACPRO material on providing services through telepsychology.
If you are not currently seeing a mental health counsellor and are interested in this service, please contact our office at 1-800-232-7301 between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday and we will assist in connecting you with a provider and arranging your first session.
Please note, ongoing sessions with psychologists will continue, however we encourage telepsychology during this time. As we move forward and face this challenging time together, NIHB continues to focus our efforts on ensuring that essential services are available for our clients.