Siksika Family Services Corporation

VISION

Strong Families, Strong Communities

MISSION

To provide exemplary programs, services and support for Siksika families and encourage healthy lifestyles


VALUES

Respect - We are Siksika and we respect all of creation, our Nation citizens and we value our staff

Ethical - We govern with honesty and integrity

Accountable - We are transparent and open within our authority

What's New to the Website:

Home Page: We've added information regarding the Alberta Government's decision to eliminate the Alberta Indian Tax Emption (White - Tax Emption) Card. See below to find out more information regarding the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (TCRD) and Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCID).

Resources Tab: You will find a new section called GCF Learn Free - All Topics.

"For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

If you're willing to learn, we're ready to teach.

View one tutorial. Complete an entire self-paced course. We believe there’s freedom in the ability to learn what you want, when you want, regardless of income or circumstances. We offer tutorials on the subjects you need to continue your education—or get it started.

Learn anywhere, anytime.

Our content is available 24 hours a day and serves people from around the world. Join the more than 100 million people from all walks of life who have come to GCFLearnFree.org to learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. All you need is an Internet connection.

Always here. Always growing.

Online education isn’t new. We’ve been here for almost 20 years, and today we offer more tutorials than ever. When you access our self-paced courses, you know they’re up to date—and that they will be available later when you need to review."


Eliminating the AITE (White) Card

As of October 4, 2021, the only accepted proof of eligibility for tax-exempt purchases made on reserve in Alberta will be the federal Certificate of Indian Status card (status card) or Temporary Confirmation of Registration document. Any version of the status card will be accepted, including expired cards. AITE retailers will no longer accept the AITE card as of October 4, 2021. https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-indian-tax-exemption.aspx

First Nations people are encouraged to apply for a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) or a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.

What is a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document

A Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (TCRD) is an official document issued by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) that confirms registration under the Indian Act and eligibility to certain benefits, rights, programs and services. Registered persons may request a TCRD in situations where proof of registration is required, for example:

  • during emergencies or natural disasters

  • when a status card is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed

The document features:

  1. the ISC letterhead

  2. an expiry date (one year after issue date)

  3. the raised seal of the Indian Registrar

  4. the Canada logo with a red flag

How to Request a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document

You can request a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (TCRD) by calling Public enquiries. Your TCRD will be sent to you by mail.

To request a TCRD, you must already be registered under the Indian Act. If the request is made on behalf of a child or dependent adult, you must provide the most recent legal documents proving custody or guardianship, if applicable.

For How Long is a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document valid

A Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (TCRD) is valid for 1 year for adults, children and dependent adults. ISC recommends applying for a Secure Certificate of Indian Status, valid for 10 years for adults and dependent adults and 5 years for children.

A Secure Certificate of Indian Status, or secure status card, is a more recognized and accepted form of identification to confirm registration. To find out how to apply for a secure status card, visit Are you applying for a status card.

Public Enquiries

The Public Enquiries Contact Centre is available by phone and email during the COVID-19 pandemic. TTY and fax service are currently not available.

We are currently experiencing higher call volumes than normal. Instead of calling, you may wish to contact us by e-mail.

Phone: 1-800-567-9604 Choose option "3"

Fax: 1-866-817-3977

Service hours: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm Eastern time

Email: aadnc.infopubs.aandc@canada.ca

Required Information for TCRD:

  • Full Legal Names

  • Birthday

  • Registry Number

  • Province

  • Address

  • Phone Number

Orange Shirt Day

September 30th, 2021

COVID-19 Information:

Government of Canada - Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

Vaccines for Covid-19

Support for Individuals:

Self Assessment Tool

Symptoms and Treatment

Prevention and Risks

Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Travel, Quarantine and Borders

Social Media Links

Siksika Family Resource Network: https://www.facebook.com/Whitebuffalo.fcss

Siksika Family Resource Network (Instagram): https://instagram.com/siksika_frn?igshid=9l8aqzp3bej9

Siksika Employment and Training: https://www.facebook.com/siksikaemployment

Siksika Health Facebook: www.facebook.com/SHWCsiksika/

Siksika Health Covid 19 page: siksikahealth.com/covid-19-home/

Alberta Health Services Covid 19 page: www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Are you in Crisis? Going through an event that is out of your control?

Calgary Distress Centre (24 Hour) : 403-266-HELP (4357)

ConnecTeen (for Youth): Call 403-264-8336 Text (Daily):587-333-2724

Kids Help Phone (24 Hour Canadians Aged 5-29): 1-800-668-6868

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566

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