Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Lake of the Woods District Hospital has activated its pandemic plan in response to two hospital patients testing positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Kenora

Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) has seen an increase in the number of inpatients with COVID-19 over the past week. The facility currently has four people...

COVID-19 Indigenous Vaccine Rollout Update

Vaccine rollout to First Nations elder care homes  Despite the reduced availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine due to shipment delays, the delivery and...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 26 2021 – Community Update

Chief and Council have announced an extension to the pandemic measures for an additional 14 days. This falls in line with Ontario’s extended the stay at home order for...

Virtual Zoom Session on COVID-19 with Chief Lorraine Cobiness and Chief Chris Skead

Please join the public policy forum for a virtual session on "How the Kenora Chiefs Advisory is fighting COVID-19 and Winning!" It starts at 11:30am CST on January 21st...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 12 2021 – Community Update

Early today, Ontario has declared a state of emergency with additional limits that come into effect on January 14, 2021. In response, Chief and Council has initiated...

T3PS, KCA, WNHAC Participating in COVID-19 Pilot Project

Members of the Treaty Three Police Services Have been receiving rapid COVID-19 testing as part of a pilot project in conjunction with Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) and...

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Recipient of CMA Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Relief

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund granted $100,000 to Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) as part of its...

Niisaachewan Partial Lockdown Lifted

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN LIFTED – Effective today, the partial lockdown is officially lifted. Chief and Council issued a media release earlier today. The 3 COVID-19 cases have...

Niisaachewan COVID-19 Positive Cases Resolved

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has received confirmation from the public health team that the COVID-19 cases have been resolved. On November 26th, Chief and Council...

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Testing in the Community

Mobile testing will be available in Niisaachewan on Monday November 30, 2020 between 12 noon and 1:30pm. BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your...

Niisaachewan Pandemic Measures Community Update

RESUME PARTIAL LOCK-DOWN – Please be advised that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation will resume with the partial lock-down status that was initiated on Monday, November...

St Thomas Aquinas Grade 8 Closure

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a second positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Niisaachewan is taking all precautionary measures

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation is taking all precautions with the identified positive cases. Earlier this week, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Day

9:30 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2020 BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your results.Drive to lower entrance.Stay in your vehicle until you...

Delayed Contact Tracing Efforts

Further to the November 26, 2020 notice that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members that have tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing is not yet...

URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members have tested positive for Covid-19. On November 26th 2020, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

Positive COVID-19 Result At Bimose Tribal Council

Bimose Tribal Council has received notification that an individual associated with the Tribal Council has tested positive for COVID-19. Bimose Tribal Council is working...

Community Update – COVID-19 – 23 Nov 2020

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE – an essential worker was in the office on Wed. Nov 18 and tested positive on Sun. Nov 22. Further, some families recently received notice of...

COVID-19 Advisory for St Thomas Aquinas Students & Family

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Employment and Social Development Canada and Service Canada would like to share important information with seniors who receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor benefit.

During the week of October 5, 2020, Service Canada sent reminder letters and Statement of Income forms to clients in receipt of these benefits whose income information for 2019 had not been received.

These individuals received a ‘reminder kit’ requesting completion and submission of the Statement of Income form. The reminder kit contains:

  • a reminder letter;
  • a Statement of Income form and instruction sheet; and,
  • a self-addressed return envelope.

Each year in July, an individual’s ongoing entitlement to benefits is reviewed based on the most recent income information. Because of the pandemic, individuals who could not be assessed due to a lack of income information continued to receive payments and were notified by letter in July 2020 that income information must be provided.This special measure has ensured that clients who have not provided income information continue to receive their benefits uninterrupted; however this measure expires in December 2020.

Clients who have not yet submitted 2019 income information should do so as soon as possible. Clients who do not submit their income information will not receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance or the Allowance for the Survivor in January 2021.

If community members or individuals within your network do not have access to the internet or face other barriers, the Service Canada Outreach Support Centre will ensure they get access to the critical benefits they need. Client can call the toll-free number 1-800-622-6232 / TTY: 1-833-719-2657 from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

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