Home Heat Rebate Poster 2022

Covid-19 Residential Home Heat & Energy Rebate Program

Description:

Due to the overwhelming success of the first random draw in the Fall of 2021, QFN is pleased to offer the Residential Home Heat & Energy Rebate Program for a second time. As a direct result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and multiple stay at home orders, Qalipu First Nation recognizes that its members have endured and continue to experience financial hardship due to the unexpected rise in the cost of heating and running their homes. To support its membership through these unprecedented times, Qalipu First Nation is pleased to host a random draw to disperse a one-time payment of up to $350 to each successful applicant toward their incurred Home Heat & Energy costs. While all applications will be accepted, priority will be given to those who were not selected during the first random draw in the Fall of 2021. Limited funds are available, the draw will extend until funds are exhausted.

Program Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a registered member of Qalipu First Nation.
  • Applicants are required to be a resident of Canada for a minimum of (12) consecutive months prior to date of application.
  • Applicants are required to provide proof of Home Heat and/or Energy costs incurred in the form of receipts or invoices from a Registered Home Heat and/or Energy Provider displaying the following:
    • Applicant’s name and full address. Address on application must match service address listed on receipts/invoices provided.
    • The business # or HST # of registered business or show member’s account #.
    • Receipt/invoice(s) total must show a minimum of $350 in Home Heat or Energy charges.
    • Eligible receipt/invoices are required to be dated from the period of January 1st, 2022 – May 1st, 2022.

*Please Note: If the residential heat or energy account is in the name of a non-member spouse or partner, you may still submit your application with that document. However, it will be necessary to provide further documentation to support that you are a resident of that same household. Acceptable verification sources can include but are not limited to: property tax invoices, poll tax invoices, online shopping receipt or shipping confirmations, pay stubs etc. The secondary sources of proof must state the members/applicants name and an address that matches the home heat or energy receipt/invoice submitted. They must be from a registered business.

Application Process:

  • Online Submissions are Required. Click here for the application
  • If unable to access a computer or internet service, QFN encourages members to have a family member or friend apply on their behalf. Phone support will be provided at 709-634-4577 or 709-393-6777.
  • Online application collection will be open for four (4) weeks: May 4th– June 1st, 2022 @ 4:00 pm.
  • Limit of one application per member. Duplicate applications will be removed from draw. In the event duplicate applications are received, QFN will consider the first application received as the valid submission.
  • All applications will require: Name, Accurate Shipping/Mailing address, Street Address (if different from mailing address), Band #, Phone Number and/or email address. Incomplete applications will be removed from draw.
  • While all member applications will be accepted, only one successful applicant per household is permitted. If additional applications are subsequently drawn from the same household, they will be considered ineligible.
  • Direct deposit is the quickest method of reimbursement. Please upload accurate banking information with your application if possible. A mailed cheque is an option but may cause additional delays.

Draw Date & Successful Applicant Contact Process

  • A Random Draw will take place on: June 6th, 2022.
  • Priority will be given to QFN members who were not selected from the previous random draw.
  • Due to privacy concerns a list of winners will not be posted and only successful applicants will be contacted.
  • Reimbursements will be processed after all eligibility requirements have been met.
  • Please allow up to 8 weeks from draw date to receive your reimbursement.
  • It is the responsibility of the successful applicant to report any benefits received under this program to Canada Revenue Agency. Please refer any tax related questions to CRA.

For inquiries contact the COVID support team by telephone:
Melissa – 709-393-6777
George – 709-634-4577
Or by email: covidsupport@qalipu.ca

Click here for the FAQ

Click here for the online application

Home Repair

Home Repair Program

Home Repair

Qalipu First Nation (QFN) Housing Division is pleased to announce the launch of the Home Repair Program Monday April 25th, 2022. The Home Repair Program (HRP) serves to provide financial assistance up to $5,000.00 for QFN band members who reside in Newfoundland & Labrador. While funding is limited, the collection of data and need for similar programs will be thoroughly assessed during this launch.

HRP is intended to provide such financial assistance towards housing repairs to increase the functionality, sustainability, and longevity that will ensure a safe and sound standard of living specific to members needs. Applicants must submit all required documentation by June 24th, 2022. It is strongly encouraged that applicants and/or co-applicants review the application in its entirety to ensure all required documentation is included before mailing it back to QFN Housing Division. Applicants and/or co-applicants with questions surrounding the application process can reach out to 709-634-3176 or 709-634-0411.

Program Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a registered member of Qalipu First Nation
  • Applicant and/or Co-Applicant are required to be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Applicant is required to provide proof of combined annual income, proof of home ownership, and sales quotes for materials, supplies, and labour
  • Requirement of combined household income must be below $34,866.00, based on Government definition of “Low Income Taxable Reduction – LITR”
  • Additional supporting documents such as, letter of support, letter from service NL, and/or photographs may be requested

A co-applicant can be the homeowner who is a not a member of the band, and is applying for their live-in dependent, who is a registered band member. Additionally, a co-applicant can be a member of the band applying for a dependent, who is not a registered member of the band.

Please Note: If housing ownership is in the name of a non-member spouse or partner (co-applicant), it will be necessary to provide further documentation to support that you are a resident of the same household.

Here are some quick points to be brought to the attention of band members when filling out your application:

  • Combined annual household NET income must be below $34,866.00, this is based on the Government’s definition of “Low Income Taxable Reduction – LITR”
  • Copy of 2021 Tax Assessment MUST be included with application as a supporting document
  • Applicants have until June 24th, 2022, to submit their application. This program is not based on first come first serve. Applications WILL not be reviewed until after June 24th, 2022.
  • ALL supporting documentation MUST be included with each application. If application is deemed incomplete, then the application may not be reviewed or processed.
  • Proof of homeownership can be proven in a few different ways including:
    • Property tax
    • Copy of mortgage or deed
    • Proof of purchase and/or sale

If you have any questions or require further support regarding your application, please email: thulan@qalipu.ca or jpark@qalipu.ca OR call (709) 634-0411 or (709) 634-3176

Click here for the application form

Canadian Conservation Corps Youth Program - Information Session

Canadian Conservation Corps Youth Program Information Session

Please join Mr. Dan Frawley from the Nipissing First Nation to learn more about the Canadian
Conservation Corps Youth Program offered by the
Canadian Wildlife Federation.


The CCC seeks to first connect youth of all backgrounds aged 18 30 to the natural spaces in Canada
through a twoweek expedition in the outdoors and then to build upon that passion by placing them
with the conservation groups doing essential work to protect, rehabilitate, and educate about important
conservation issues across the country. Finally, our participants bring their experience back home to
deliver a service project in their own communities, making a direct impact and educating others about
local causes and issues.


We’re also a barrierfree program accepting participants from a wide variety of backgrounds where pairs
of our participants complete a 3month placement at a conservation organization, working fulltime to
learn from and help with their goals. The CCC ensures that these passionate participants have all
necessary gear, accommodations, and anything else they need to be successful at their placements and
our goal is that each pair of participants provide a valuable contribution to their placement organization
during their time there while themselves gaining new perspectives, working to address environmental
issues, and the experience to begin or build a career in conservation.


The next group begins this May in Newfoundland. This group will be seakayaking in or near the Bay of
Exploits, dates as follows:

Stage 1: May 10th June 2nd
Stage 2: June 12th Sept. 3rd

Innovation Lab: Sept. 3rd Sept. 6th

The final group in Atlantic Canada this year is in late August in Nova Scotia. This group will be sea
kayaking amongst the LaHave Islands, dates as follows:

Stage 1: Aug. 19th Sept. 11th
Stage 2: Sept. 18th Dec. 10th

Innovation Lab: Dec. 10th 13th

Information session will be held at 1 Church Street in Corner Brook on Aprill 28th, 2022 from 1:00 pm
3:00 pm. Please email
ymacdonald@qalipu.ca to register.

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Benoit’s Cove Ward Meetings with Councilor Terri Greene

Update April 4, 2022 – Additional Meeting Date Added

 

An additional in-person meeting for Members of the Benoit’s Cove Ward will take place at 6:00pm NDT on  Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the Benoit’s Cove Town Hall. Members are not required to register for this meeting and can show at the hall anytime beginning at 6:00pm.
The ward’s virtual meeting will still take place Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00pm – email tgreene@qalipu.ca to acquire the Microsoft Team Meeting Link to join. Thank you.

 

Members of Qalipu First nation Benoit’s Cove Ward will have the opportunity to meet in-person and/or virtually in the coming weeks with their Ward Councilor Terri Greene!

In-Person Ward Meeting
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Lark Harbour Town Hall at 7:00pm NDT

Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:00PM NDT
Email tgreene@qalipu.ca to register for Virtual Meeting and receive the Microsoft Teams Meeting Link!

Facebook Page of ‘Terri Greene Benoit’s Cove Ward Councilor

Main Facebook Page of Qalipu first Nation

 

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QFN Housing Division Launches Home Accessibility Support Program

Qalipu First Nation (QFN) Housing Division is pleased to launch the Home Accessibility Support Program Monday, April 4, 2022. The Home Accessibility Support Program (HASP) serves to provide financial support opportunities for QFN band members who reside in Newfoundland and Labrador and living with disabilities. While funding for HASP is limited at this time, the collection of data and need for similar programs will be thoroughly assessed during this first launch.

HASP is intended to provide such financial supports toward housing retrofits and modifications to increase accessibility, functionality, sustainability, and longevity, that will ensure a safe and sound standard of living specific to the members needs . Applicants must submit all required documentation by May 31, 2022 and successful applicants that may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $2,500.00 in assistance will be notified before June 30, 2022.

For full details, applications, and assistance for QFN Home Accessibility Support Program Click Here: Home Accessibility Support Program

Central Region

Central Region AGA (2020-2021) Date Rescheduled

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band will hold its Central Region Annual General Assembly (AGA) to discuss the activities of the Band for the fiscal year of 2020-2021. The Central Region AGA was previously postponed in Fall 2021 due to provincial alert level changes and pre-cautions surrounding Covid-19 pandemic.

The AGA has now been re-scheduled and will take place Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00pm in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL at the Corduroy Brook Nature Centre (2 Conservation Place).

Members of the Band are invited to pre-register for the meeting if attending in person. To pre-register, please call (709) 634-5111 or email communications@qalipu.ca. Be sure to provide your contact number if you go to voicemail.

The Annual Report is published on our website including our 2020-2021 audited financial statements, copies will be available at the meeting and presented. https://qalipu.ca/qalipu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/AGA-2020-2021.pdf

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Stephenville Ward Members – Qalipu Food Relief Fund Applications Still Open

Local Service Group, Indian Head First Nation listed under the location of Stephenville Ward for the Qalipu Food & Essential Supplies Relief Fund would like to notify:

Food Cost Relief Applications are still open and being accepted. Qalipu members of the Stephenville Ward living in Newfoundland can access the form here (page 2 only requirement): https://qalipu.ca/qalipu/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/foodprogramupdated.pdf

Or for further questions you can email hyoung@qalipu.ca.

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