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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The Chiefs of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Horse Lake First Nation and Duncan’s First Nation have directed WCTC to provide additional emergency COVID-19 supports to their Off-Reserve (Urban) members of the three (3) First Nations. WCTC received additional funding for the purpose of providing these COVID-19 supports to their members who reside Off-Reserve (Urban).
Please be advised that we have now started the distribution of COVID-19 supports cheques and we will also be doing direct deposits.
The dates below will be the first day we will start the distribution for each First Nation:
Duncan’s First Nation November 5th, 2020
Horse Lake First Nation November 10th, 2020
Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation November 12th, 2020
Please contact Nancy at (780) 532-3009 to submit your contact and banking information. You can also send the information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that you be patient with us as we work to ensure that all our Off-Reserve (Urban) members receive these supports. Our staff are working very hard taking calls and preparing the necessary paperwork to accommodate our Off-Reserve (Urban) members.
Chief Virginia Gladue – Duncan’s First Nation
Chief Clyde Goodswimmer – Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
Chief Ramona Horseman – Horse Lake First Nation
November 6, 2020
To: Off-Reserve (Urban) Members of Western Cree First Nations
Re: Emergency COVID-19 Support
The Chiefs of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Horse Lake First Nation and Duncan’s First Nation have directed WCTC to provide additional emergency COVID-19 supports to their Off-Reserve (Urban) members of the three (3) First Nations. WCTC received additional funding for the purpose of providing supports to their members who reside in various Cities, Towns, Municipal Districts, Counties, and other countries.
We have now started the process of providing these supports by cheque or direct deposits. Due to the high volume of cheques and direct deposits we ask that you be patient with our staff who are working hard to ensure that we get the supports to all Off-Reserve (Urban) members.
Our staff are also contacting members to get current and banking information. Please call our GP office (780) 532-3009 or provide the information by email at email@example.com.
Chief Virginia Gladue
Chief Ramona Horseman
Chief Clyde Goodswimmer
The Western Cree Tribal Council Offices will be closed for the Christmas break from
December 18, 2020
@ 12:00 p.m.
and will re-open on
January 4, 2021
@ 8:30 a.m.
For any emergencies
Alfred Goodswimmer, CEO @ 780-553-3135
Elaine Goodswimmer, Executive Assistance
If you have a Child Youth and Family Enhancement Emergency please call
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
THE OFFICES AT WESTERN CREE TRIBAL COUNCIL ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, DUE TO COVID 19
WE ARE NOT DOING OR TAKING ANY APPOINTMENTS FOR TREATY CARDS, AT THIS TIME.
WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING STAGGERED SHIFTS BETWEEN THE OFFICE AND HOME.
PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO REQUEST TO APPLY FOR THE NEW SCIS TREATY CARD, WE WILL SEND YOU THE APPLICATION.
PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO REGISTER BABIES OR CHILDREN, WE WILL SEND YOU THE APPLICATION.
PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO APPLY FOR TREATY ENTITLEMENT, WE WILL SEND YOU THE APPLICATION.
PLEASE BE PATIENT, I WILL GET TO YOUR REQUEST AS SOON AS I CAN.
WESTERN CREE TRIBAL COUNCIL
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.