We trust you are all managing well and adhering to the safety precautions during this most difficult time. It can be very frustrating for many and we hope that you are able to stay connected to us and others during this time.
Canada Revenue Agency is offering the following webinars in October and November:
Indigenous Peoples Benefits and Credits Presentation on October 14, 2020 and November 4, 2020 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Don’t miss out on the benefits and credits to which you may be entitled. Some of the benefits and credits to which you may be eligible for are the Canada child benefit, Disability tax credit, Child disability benefit, Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax Credit, and the Canada Workers Benefit.
You can register for any of the above webinars by going to this link
Clicking on the link associated with the date of your choice.
Outreach Officer, Assessment, Benefit, and Service Branch
Canada Revenue Agency / Government of Canada
PacificRegionOutreach@cra-arc.gc.ca /Phone: 604-775-5020
BCIT interview with Char Leon, a counsellor at the Pacific Association of First Nations Women, says the pandemic has worsened an already precarious situation for many Indigenous women.
The Pacific Association of First Nations Women is thankful for funding from Indigenous Services Canada and Reaching Home to provide much needed support to Indigenous women and families in the Metro Vancouver area. We have expanded our counseling services and added a weekly support group every Tuesday morning at 11 am, and both are opened to all genders.
GOOD FOOD BOX
We are also providing Good Food Boxes, Cleaning Supplies and Activity Boxes for children and youth. Click the following link to connect with these services, which we will be offering until March 31, 2021.
DRIVING FOOD ORDERS
At the moment we are always looking for Drivers who can pick up food orders and deliver them to those in needs. We also require drivers from time-to-time to run errands and help with other programs. Our area is metro Vancouver.
We also have a supply of hand made Face Masks that were made by a small army of Volunteers which we are so very thankful for. Please connect with us if you would like us to send out some to you or we can prepare no contact pick up too. If you would like to volunteer making face masks that would be appreciated! PAFNW has prepared Face Mask Kits for the volunteers. Each kit makes approx 10-20 masks or more depending on pattern used. The kits contain material, elastic, thread, nose piece and suggested pattern. Volunteers must have their own sewing machines.
We continue to offer one to one counseling for MMIWG and will begin another online support group for families of the MMIWG stay tuned for more info on that, follow us on Facebook, Twitter an IG to stay updated with our programs. We are currently working with the VPD and the COV to develop a