Social Assistance Community Notice

The Social Assistance office is introducing a pilot project to assist our clients in purchasing snowsuits for their children.

  1. Eligibility:

Must be a Social Assistance recipient with children.

  1. Procedure:

After purchasing the snowsuit, boots, hat and gloves, you must submit the proof of purchase to the Social Assistance office (receipt).

  1. Reimbursement:

An amount, to a maximum of $150.00 per child, will be reimbursed.  Reimbursements will be processed once we receive your receipt.

Social Assistance Community Notice

To all Social Assistance recipients,   Please be informed that as of October 1, 2020 the monthly declaration cards will be distributed in the mail. They must be signed and returned to the Social Assistance office by the required date indicated on the card. By returning the card, this will ensure that your November cheque […]

Message from the Listuguj Youth and Family Center

The Listuguj Youth and Family Center have followed the proper protocols and will continue to follow provincial guidelines to ensure the safety of youth and staff. The safety of your child(ren) is our priority. The building was closed to the public last week for an extensive deep cleaning including all surfaces and materials. We are certain that there are no positive cases here within our staff and building. We continue to encourage frequent hand washing throughout the day and in between our activities. From the start of camp we’ve modified our activities to follow the local and provincial guidelines and we will continue to strongly implement these guidelines.

Care Packages – Elders Living in Matapédia

Adult and Elderly Care Coordinator, Debbie Morrison, with her brother

The Adult and Elderly Care Coordinator, Debbie Morrison, visited our older community members who now reside in Matapédia to bring them care packages. Everyone says hello to Listuguj and they appreciate the thoughtful gift.

The packages included handmade masks, pouches of tobacco as well as Wellness cards from the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission.

Care Packages – Elders Living in Campbellton

The Adult and Elderly Care Coordinator went over today to bring packages to our older community members who now reside in Campbellton. Please know that all Listugujewaq are thinking of you. Listuguj has community members who live at Danielle Foyer, Foyer Charest and Manoir de la Vallée.

The packages included handmade masks, pouches of tobacco as well as Wellness cards from the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission. The 60 cards are divided into four themes that allow you to reflect on the spheres of the medicine wheel: Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spiritual.

 

Mask Reminder to Older Community Members

 

Elder, Roger Isaac, wearing a handmade face covering

The Listuguj Adult and Elderly Care program would like to remind our older community members that masks need to be worn in indoor spaces, grocery stores, banks, pharmacies and businesses as of July 18th. Here is our community member Roger Isaac who is wearing a handmade face covering.

To ensure maximum protection of yourself and others, please take a moment to learn how to properly use a non-medical mask. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to put on a non-medical mask or face covering.

Click here to learn how to make your own cloth face covering, which includes a few options.

Splash Pad Open

We are pleased to announce that the Listuguj splash pad will open today, June 18th, 2020, with additional measures recommended by local health authorities.

  • There will be a portable hand washing station. Every person entering the splash pad must wash their hands.
  • No more than 5 people on the splash pad at any given time.
  • There will be picnic tables set at a distance from each other.
  • Staff will be present with hand sanitizers.
  • People who are sick or have a fever are asked to stay home.
  • There is a door to enter and another to exit. Please follow the enter and exit signs on the doors.

Staff will closely monitor the splash pad, but we need all community members’ cooperation to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone who visits the splash pad.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Social Assistance

This is an important notice to social assistance recipients who have applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Please note that social assistance clients are not eligible for CERB. 

However, if you have applied for CERB, you may have still received the benefits. In this case, you are no longer eligible for social assistance while you are collecting CERB as you do not meet the program requirements. At this time, the federal government has not released a process for paying back these funds.

Once you have exhausted the CERB for the amount of weeks in your claim, you may complete a new application for social assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Listuguj Social Assistance at 418-788-2909.

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.