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Social Development Administrator

George Fraser

RR# 2 P.O. Box 55 site 6
6533 Pictou Landing Road
Trenton NS, B0K 1X0
Phone: 902-752-4912 x 228
Fax: 902-755-4715
Email: george.f@plfn.ca

Social Development Department

The Pictou Landing Band Council’s Social Development Department administers AANDC’s Income Assistance Program in providing funding to assist eligible individuals and families who are ordinarily resident on-reserve with basic and special needs services that are aligned with those provided by the province to its residents.

This assistance may include the following:

• Basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, utilities and personal essentials
• Essential household items (i.e. Fridge, stove, bed) and repairs to such
• Transportation
• Household supplies
• Childcare
• Comfort allowance for band members hospitalized or institutions for special care
• Basic supplementary diets
• Maternity allowance
• Layette
• Funeral and burial expenses

The Income Assistance Program also funds the delivery of pre-employment supports to increase self-reliance, improve life skills and promote greater attachment to the labour force. With the combined services from Pictou Landing Band Council’s Employment & Training Department (METS/ASETS), Income Assistance clients have a greater opportunity to increase their quality of life.  

Eligibility

The Income Assistance program provides funding to assist eligible individuals and families who are ordinarily resident on-reserve, with basic and special needs services that are aligned with those provided to other residents of the province following the eligibility criteria of the province.

Forms: Please see attached application forms.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Thursday – 9am to 4pm; Friday – 9am to 3pm

Client days – Mondays & Thursdays