Update from Listuguj Community Social Services

For the safety of community members, particularly our children, the Listuguj Community Playground and JRM Rink area will remain closed until we are authorized to re-open.

Parents, please advise your children to not enter the playground or rink.  The area will be locked until further notice.

Hand Sanitizer Distribution

Starting Monday, May 4th, 2020, Haven House will be offering liquid hand sanitizer.  Listuguj community members are invited to drop by the shelter from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to have a bottle (up to 1 litre) filled with hand sanitizer.  You must bring your own bottle.

Haven House will supply a sticker for you to apply to your bottle to safely identify the product.  We will continue to offer this product for free as long as supply lasts. Please practice physical distancing.

Hand Sanitizer Distribution Schedule:

Monday to Friday

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Haven House Crisis Line Open to Community During COVID-19

For over 20 years, Haven House has operated a 24 hour Crisis Line in our community.  We acknowledge that during the pandemic there may be more need to be available to those who are struggling with self-isolation, physical distancing, loneliness etc.  Over the past few weeks the staff have been conducting wellness checks with community members along with the Youth Centre staff reaching out to the youth in our community to further provide support and reassurance.

Our Crisis Line is open to all of our community members. If you, women, men or youth would like to speak to someone. Our Culture and Family Support Coordinator, Family Violence Prevention Educator and our Resident Counsellors are available. If you want a wellness check from any member of our staff, please send a private message to the Listuguj Haven House Facebook page along with your phone number and who you would like to speak with. We are here to support you. We are in this together.

Crisis Line telephone number: (418) 788 5544

We can also provide referrals to other services if required.

Information on CERB and Social Assistance

The Government of Canada recently announced the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit, known as CERB due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Community members who have recently been laid off due to the pandemic or whose Employment Insurance has ended are asked to apply for CERB before trying to apply for Social Assistance.  The CERB payments are more financially beneficial than receiving Social Assistance benefits.  If for any reason you are not eligible for CERB, then you will be able to apply for Social Assistance.

 

The CERB is available to workers who meet all the following conditions:

  • Live in Canada & are least 15 years of age
  • Stopped working because of COVID-19 or are eligible for EI regular or sick benefits
  • Have not voluntarily quit your job
  • Had income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior of the date of your application

 

On April 15, 2020 the government of Canada made changes to the eligibility rules to:

  • Allow people to earn up to $1,000 per month while collecting the CERB
  • Extend the CERB to seasonal workers who have exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to undertake their regular seasonal work because of COVID-19
  • Extend the CERB to workers who have recently exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to find a job because of COVID-19.

 

Community members receiving Social Assistance are NOT ELIGIBLE for CERB.

 

For more information on how to apply, visit the Government of Canada website:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

Update from Social Assistance

To all Social Assistance Recipients:

Please be advised that for this month only the Social Assistance checks for April will be deposited into your account on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, along with an emergency fund of $175.00 for single person and $250.00 for anyone with children (family) that was issued by Indigenous Service Canada (Indian Affairs).  This is not considered an increase on your basic allowance. It is an emergency allowance for only this month.  Also, for those who have rent being deducted from your Social Assistance, it has been removed.

We hope that you and your family stay safe.

Update from Social Assistance

In light of recent closures, the Social Assistance Office will be operating at reduced scheduled hours. Effective March 17, 2020, our office will be closed to the public, but our staff is available by phone from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Our office will be open to clients on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to assist with social assistance applications. 

Please note that the following measures will be put into place until further notice:

  • Social Assistance clients are advised NOT to bring in their monthly declaration card.  This will not affect your monthly allowance and the deposit will be done for April 1, 2020 (as scheduled);
  • Clients scheduled for a re-evaluation during March do not have to come into our office. In-person meetings will be rescheduled for a later date.

We encourage everyone to please stay safe and keep healthy. For more information, please call 418-788-2909 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Indian Summer Games Registration

The deadline to register for the Indian Summer Games in Oromocto, Gagetown is July 1st, 2019. July 31st is track & field day and the rest of the games will take place August 6th to the 9th.

If your child/children would like to participate, please feel free to drop by the Listuguj Youth Center Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Also, parents are encouraged to come and support their kids during these week-long activities. To register your child, we will need their name, date of birth, band number and contact number.

 

Games:

Swimming – 10-12 years old, 13-15 years old and 16-19 years old

Golf – 16-19 years old

Rugby (female, male and coed) – 13-15 years old

Tball – 5-6 years old

Archery (traditional male) – 10-12 years old, 13-15 years old, and 16-19 years old

Co-ed softball – 7-9 years old, 10-12 years old, 13-15 years old, and 16-19 years old

Co-ed soccer – 5-6 years old, 7-9 years old, 10-12 years old, 13-15 years old, and 16-19 years old

Co-ed basketball – 7-9 years old 3 on 3 and female/male ages 10-12, 13-15, and 16-19

Badminton (female/male) – 10-12 years old, 13-16 years old and 17-19 years old

Canoeing (female, male and mixed couples) – 16-19 years old

Volleyball (female/male) – 10-13 years old, 14-16 years old, and 17-19 years old. Limit one team per division.

Reform of the Income Assistance Program

The First Nation of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission along with the Income Assistance Program invite you to complete a survey on the Reform of the Income Assistance Program.

By filling out the survey, your name is entered to win one of four gift cards.

You can fill out the survey now until March 31st by clicking the following link:

https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/5QTHCYD