Income Support

What are funds for?

The Peerless Trout First Nation offers this program as a last resort for eligible individuals and their families who are ordinarily reside in Peerless Lake or Trout Lake and who are members of the Peerless Trout First Nation.

Income assistance includes funds for:

  • basic needs (such as food, clothing, and rent and utilities allowance)
  • special needs (such as essential household items, personal incidentals, and doctor-recommended diets)
  • pre-employment and employment support to move individuals toward self-sufficiency (such as life skills and job training)

Beverly Noskiye

Beverly J. Noskiye is the Social Development/ Income Support Manager for the Peerless Trout First Nation Social Development/ Income Support Program. Beverly is a member of the PTFN and resides in the community. She has been in this position since February of 2017.  Beverly has extensive experience working in the community.

She enjoys working at PTFN as she feels it is a great family and team environment.

Sharon Laboucan

P.E.S.P Coordinator (Pre-Employment Supports Program) Social Assistance Department

Sharon is a member of the Peerless Trout First Nation (PTFN) and is the Pre- Employment Supports Program Coordinator for the community.  Sharon started this position in 2019 with previous experience in Employment and Training through her work as an Indigenous Skills Employment and Training Coordinator at the Bigstone Cree Nation. She has also worked as a Teacher’s Aid for Northlands School Division.

Sharon is very knowable about the community and its members. She enjoys working with clients in the community who are seeking assistance with job-readiness and pre- employment supports.

Sharon can be reached at sharon.laboucan@ptfn.net or (780) 708-0073 for assistance with pre-employment supports.

Who can apply?

Individuals who believe they may be eligible will need to meet all the following criteria:

  • ordinarily resident on-reserve and are a registered status Indigenous person
  • eligible for basic or special financial assistance
  • can demonstrate they have no other source of funding to meet their basic needs

An individual who is eligible and applies for income assistance will be assessed according to the criteria of their province or the Yukon. This assessment covers the individual’s:

  • financial need
  • employability
  • family composition and age
  • available financial resources in the household

Who qualifies as ordinarily resident on-reserve?

Ordinarily resident on-reserve means that an individual lives on-reserve and does not maintain a primary residence off reserve but may be temporarily off reserve for the purpose of seeking education or obtaining care or services not available on reserve.