Roughly 500,000 homes eligible for new electricity credit, only 34,000 applications submitted
CBC News Posted: Dec 09, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015 7:02 AM ET
Attention: Community Members, Colleagues, Collaterals, and the General Public.
Re: Mohawk Family Services staffing changes.
To all of you: Thank you for your continued support and for allowing us to work with you in every capacity, over the years. Mohawk Family Services has been in operation for 29 years and as we move into our 30th year of servicing the public, we have decided to make some changes to the composition of our team and to the services that we offer the Community. We have made these decisions based on need, and while change can be scary at times, growth is imperative in providing effective support going forward.
As of July 23rd 2018, we have had the following people join our team. Kurstyn Brant is the second Intake and Family Resource Worker, and she was hired on a one year term to help serve the Community. Lyndsay Scero has joined the team for one year as the Child and Youth Worker that will work directly with the youth in our client families who need direct support. Gail Maracle is placed under the balance of a contract as a Family Support Prevention Worker, as is Sherry Loft, who has joined our team for one year to help families. The Family Support Prevention Workers will be helping families how they need it most, in their homes and in the Community. If you are interested in knowing more about the duties of these workers, please contact our office at 613-967-0122.
Mohawk Family Services has recently completed interviews to add one full time Family Service Coordinator, who will be replacing our former employee, Johanna Goodfellow. Johanna left the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in January 2018 to pursue a career at Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services. There were also three more Family Service Coordinator positions considered during the interview process, to backfill some learning opportunities within the team. Those offers have not been solidified.
As of August 13th 2018, Megan Hill will be leaving Mohawk Family Services on a one year secondment to Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services to be trained as an authorized Child Protection Worker and serve Indigenous families between the catchment area of Picton to Bancroft to Kawartha Lakes, and all the areas in between. You may see Megan in the Community often, as she continues to work closely with families in this area.
As of August 8th 2018, Lacey King will be leaving Mohawk Family Services on a one year secondment to Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services to be trained as an authorized Child Protection Worker and be trained in the role of Supervisor of Family Services. Lacey will be stationed locally in the East Region and will supervise a team of Child Protection Workers.
As of August 13th 2018, Brandi Hildebrand will be leaving Mohawk Family Services on a one year secondment to Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services under the role of Senior Regional Manager- East Region. Brandi will be working locally but will service the entire East region of the agency and will travel between Picton and Markham to serve the public. In her absence, Brandy N. Maracle will be appointed as Acting Manager for Mohawk Family Services.
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The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte have agreed to the secondments in the spirit of increasing staff knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in order to move forward with the changes to Indigenous Child Welfare in Ontario. Supporting the best interest and wellbeing of our children is and always has been the focus of Mohawk Family Services, and at this time, we feel the need to learn, train and grow to be able to move with the changing needs of both families and the legislation. Services to Community Members should not change during this time of transition. You should expect the same support and help that Mohawk Family Services has provided over the years. We will continue to respect our culture, language, history, children and families, while we help ensure that children in Tyendinaga grow up in a safe and loving Community.
During the secondment period, members of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will continue to be serviced by Mohawk Family Services for all support needs, and when there is a requirement of a duty to report, Mohawk Family Services will work closely with Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services to ensure the safety of children in this area, after Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services has been mandated. Until that time, the Community will continue to be serviced by Highland Shores Children’s Aid, in partnership with Mohawk Family Services under the current Memorandum of Understanding.
We look forward to having discussions about these changes in the near future as we see our clients and collaterals in the Community or in the field. We thank you for your support as we learn how to serve our own People, better.
The Tyendinaga Mohawk Council has received a number of enquiries from members regarding the legalization of cannabis for recreational use and the operation of marijuana dispensaries on the Territory and Council’s plan to engage the community.
Talks between First Nations and the Federal and Provincial Governments are taking place at the regional and national level and, we are currently awaiting more information regarding the outcome of the discussions between the Chiefs of Ontario, and the AFN with the federal and provincial governments. Once we have been provided with up to date information regarding the outcome of those discussions, we will be able to begin engaging the community on this highly sensitive issue. At that time, we will be able to provide the most current information we have received to all members, and we are hoping this will take place in next few months.
Moving forward, MBQ will share any information that we receive from the Chief’s of Ontario, A.I.A.I., the AFN, and Federal and Provincial governments regarding the Legalization of Cannabis for recreational use and the operation of dispensaries on reserve, via MBQ’s website and Social Media.
Please be advised that Environment Canada has issued alerts regarding significant rainfall and the potential for flooding this week and weekend. The Bay of Quinte is significantly higher than normal and is projected to rise an additional 20 cm by June. Properties along the Bay are the most vulnerable for erosion and damage from storm surge.
We are monitoring the potential for flooding and have sand bags available for distribution if required. Please contact Todd Kring in Community Infrastructure (613)396-3424 ext. 134 after hours 613-961-9478 if you require sand bags. Note: we will make arrangements for the delivery of sand however homeowners are responsible for filling the bags and placement on the property.
CBC News Posted: Dec 09, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015 7:02 AM ET
We have been notified that there is some concern regarding the Gas Tax Exemption cards issued through the Ministry of Finance.
Do not worry, these are ONLY those cards that do NOT have the newer 14 digit number on them (and expiry date). The cards that have been issued since approximately 2006 are fine, as they are the most recent version of the cards with the 14 digit number as opposed to the former 12 digits and expiry dates on them (please check your card). The following is information from the Ministry of Finance website, including the two latest bulletins and the fillable form to apply.
In Ontario, there is a tax of 14.7 cents per litre on gasoline. First Nations individuals do not have to pay this tax if they buy gasoline:
To obtain a gas card, you will need to complete an Application for Certificate of Exemption for First Nations Individuals [PDF - 314 KB] form. Alternatively, you may also mail or fax a written request to the address below, along with:
Mail your information to the address below:
Ministry of Finance
Motor Fuels and Tobacco Tax
33 King Street West
PO Box 625
Oshawa ON L1H 8H9
Or fax your information to 905 433-5680.
The following are the two most recent change bulletins on the cards and the form to complete if you should need.
Link to Documents, Reports and Forms
If you have a BLACK AND WHITE secure card, you can now mail your application for renewal. Please follow the link provided to print your application.
Great!! Just go to the "Our Community" tab at the top of the main page and click on Community Board.
Complete the form and send it! We will get your event on the Calendar, simple as that!
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bev Hill LaRue at Nation Building, firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-967-3616.
Bill 186: An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act passed first reading in the Ontario legislature on April 21, 2011. Bill 186 is also known as the Supporting Smoke-Free Ontario by Reducing Contraband Tobacco Act, 2011. The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs is considering the Bill and are due to report to the House by May 31, 2011.
For information on Bill 186, Click Here.
For the Tobacco Tax Act of Ontario, Click Here.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) faxed out a letter to all First Nations Communities. The letter provides some information about Bill C-3 and the registration process. Click Here to read the letter.
Click here to see some quick facts about Bill C-3 Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act.
For more information about the Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act, please visit the INAC website.