As provided for in the MFNCT Trust Agreement, the MFNCT is offering benefit programs to all Members of Michipicoten First Nation in the areas of education, health and home maintenance assistance for the 2017 Fiscal Year.
Each Member is eligible to apply for monetary benefits under ONE program during the period beginning January 1, 2017 and ending November 15, 2017, with the exception of the Membership Event Sponsorship Program, this is a new program being offered by MFNCT. Any applications received after November 16, 2017 will not be reviewed. Benefits not collected from the 2017 Fiscal Year will not carry forward to 2018.
The MFNCT Board will meet quarterly to approve the disbursement of benefits (March, May, August & December), and benefits will be delivered one month following approval.
All requests for benefits must be received in writing with the following content:
Date of Birth
Name of Program
Supporting documentation required by the program
All programs will be administered on a first come, first serve basis. Distribution of benefits will be capped at one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00) for the 2017 fiscal year to remain within budget limitations. Once this amount has been distributed, all programs will be closed. To promote fairness amongst all age groups the total amount of distribution will be allocated in the following proportions:
- $5,000.00 to High School Graduation Program
- $120,000.00 to Home Maintenance Assistance and Health Promotion Program ·
- $15,000.00 to Elementary and Secondary School Incentive Program
- $10,000.00 for Membership Event Sponsorship Program
We would like to encourage adult members of Michipicoten First Nation utilize the Home Maintenance and Health Promotion programs. As we have set aside the Education Program Incentives designed for the children and youth of Michipicoten.
2017 Benefit Programs
- High School Graduation
- Elementary and Secondary School Incentive
- Home Maintenance Assistance
- Health Promotion Program
- Membership Event Sponsorship
Each Member who has successfully graduated from a recognized Secondary Institution in the 2016-2017 school years is eligible to receive five hundred dollars ($500.00). Up to 10 Graduates per year.
Supporting Documentation Required: Along with the written request to the MFNCT, Members must provide a copy of their 2017 High School Diploma.
Trust Agreement: Provided for under section 11.4 (d).
Each Member who has incurred an expense to maintain their home is eligible to receive one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00).
Supporting Documentation Required: Along with the written request to the MFNCT, Members must provide copies of receipts to verify that they have incurred an expense to maintain their home. Receipts for the purchases of utilities, heating fuel, materials, labour, etc. will be acceptable.
Trust Agreement: Provided for under section 11.4 (b).
Each Member who has incurred an expense related to health or has participated in an activity that promotes health is eligible to receive one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00).
Supporting Documentation Required: Along with the written request to the MFNCT, Members must provide copies of receipts to verify that they have incurred an expense to support or maintain their health. Receipts for the purchases of health devices, medication, appointment travel, gym membership, recreational sports, etc. will be acceptable.
Trust Agreement: Provided for under section 11.4 (g).
- the number of members anticipated to attend,
- the nature/purpose of the event and how it relates to education, health, culture and community,
- the amount of funds requested, and
- identification of what the funds will be used for.