The Social Development Program provides support to individuals and families who are eligible to receive financial support.
The Social Development Worker is Lorna Quatell, who has been working for the band for 35 years and holds a Human Services Diploma from University of Victoria. Lorna assists her clients in obtaining government funds and collectively bringing about social change in our community.
The Program Includes:
- Applications and documentation for eligibility and assistance.
- Intake for those who have Barriers to Employment and for those who are disabled.
- Guardian Financial Assistance to care for children who otherwise could not be taken care of by their parents.
- Adult in Home Care Service, to provide care for members who cannot care for themselves due to their age or disability.
- Administration of Non-Insured Health Benefits for those who are non-status or non-native and who receive Income Assistance.
The Program Administers:
- National Child Benefit (NCB)
- Training Employment Support Initiative (TESI)
- Family Violence
- Delivery and reporting on funds
- Makes connections to outside agencies to partner or refer clients for other services
- Acts as a Liaison between Ministry of Children and Families to ensure the best possible practice for our families and children in care or at risk
- Maintains network with other First Nations organizations to refer clients i.e. Education, Health, Children, Families and Employment
The program is for those who live on the Campbell River Indian Band reserve and is managed and administered by the Social Development worker. The program is delivered by the Department of Indian & Northern Affairs Canada, under the Policy and Procedures Manual, and is overseen by the Band Manager and Chief and Council.