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About the Urban Indigenous Temporary Pandemic Response Fund

APPLICATIONS PERIOD: Friday 26th June, 2020 until Sunday 5th July 2020. 4pm.

The intention of this fund is recognize the financial impact of COVID-19 on Urban Indigenous People and support essential needs. Eligible applicants must be Indigenous, Metis or Inuit and currently living off reserve in the communities served by the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre (Smithers, Houston, Telkwa, Dease Lake)

In order to assist and alleviate the challenges presented to urban Indigenous individuals and families as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Indigenous Temporary Pandemic Response Fund is available.

Funds are limited and there simply will not be enough funds for all applications received  Decisions will be made by a volunteer approval committee and approval will be based on information provided in the application, eligibility and level of need.

Our volunteer approval committee will make every reasonable effort to provide support to as many families as we can through this fund.

The fund supports three areas of identified essential need at this time:

Category One: Reducing barriers to accessing government funding and social services supports ($200)

Category Two: Health, safety and wellness ($150)

Category Three: Basic necessities for families ($50)



The application process has three simple steps:

1. Complete the online application form.
2. The volunteer COVID-19 response committee will review your application.
3. Successful candidates will be contacted via phone.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure confidentiality and fairness, all applications will remain anonymous to the volunteer COVID-19 approval committee.  Please do not provide your name on your application.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED: Sunday 5th July at 4pm.