Support Services



Support Services Program is limited to Ermineskin Tribal members.

Support Services will assist up to $200.00 Per year for any of the items listed below.

 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.

 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.


Support Services Coodinator: Margaret Johnson

Contact: (780) 585-3741

To down load a copy of the Application Form click on Download Attachments down below.



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