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Social Development-Social Assistance

Jenna Hill – Social Development Coordinator

Who to Contact for SA Sign Ups: Social Development Jenna Hill or the Community Services Assistant Kaitlin Basil.

Who to Contact for Purchase Orders: Office Administrator (If Approved by Director of Human Services Prior), Social Development, Community Services Assistant, and Director of Human Services (If no one else is available, on Emergency Basis).

Who to Contact for Patient Travel/Medical Appointments: Community Services Assistant.

Public Notice: Cheque Day is on the 1st of each month. If the 1st is on a weekend or Stat Holiday, Cheque Day will be the Business Day before the Office is Closed. Contact the Office Prior to Cheque Day if you would like someone to pick up on your behalf or to be mailed.

*Contact the Office Administrator regarding Cheques, Direct Deposit and Utility Payments; Social Development cannot issue Payments.

Public Notice: Cheque Cut Off Day is Tuesday; 12 pm. Cheques will be processed and ready the following Friday unless otherwise stated by the Office Administrator.

*Just because a Request is Submitted does not mean a Cheque will be granted. Only Requests that meet Eligible Requirements.

Social Development is a monthly benefit most people get when they live on reserve and need assistance.  You must

  • Live on reserve
  • Do not have enough money to meet your needs
  • Have no other reasonable way of getting money
  • Be 19 years of age

There are four types of monthly benefits:

  • Social Assistance
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Persons with persistent multiple barriers
  • Hardship assistance

To find out if you qualify, please make an appointment by calling Human Services.  At your appointment, you will be asked to provide

  • One piece of photo ID
  • One piece of other ID
  • One piece of ID for each dependent child
  • Social insurance Number card

For proof of financial situation, please bring

  • an up to date bank statement
  • rent receipt, fuel and utilities receipts
  • statements showing recent income (pay stub)
  • documents about your WorkSafe compensation or Employment Insurance benefits

If you don’t live on reserve, Social Assistance is called Income Assistance and you must apply to the BC Ministry of Social Development (you need to fill in an online application before your intake interview).

Please note that the requirements and program details are set by the senior government and not by Lower Nicola Indian Band.

Clients Rights and Responsibilities January 2002
Monthly Renewal Form (Spouse)
Job Search Form

Patient Travel

Summer Robinson – Patient Travel/Community Services Assistant

Kaitlin Basil – Patient Travel/Community Services Assistant(on Leave)

Patient travel for the community members when they have medical appointments out of town. Also helps Jenna Hill with Social Assistance.

Community Health Nurse

Vacant – Terri Stockwell

Offers routine immunizations for infants, school age, and adults; annual flu vaccine clinics; maternal/infant wellness, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, WHO Growth Charts, Post-Partum depression screening, car seat safety, hearing/vision/developmental referrals to outside agencies; Tuberculosis (TB) services, skin tests, chest x-ray requisitions, TB IGRA requisitions, TB medication dispensary; delivers annual BCCDC Mobile Mammogram Clinic and Seabird Mobile Diabetic surveillance programs, Covid-19 screening tests and Covid-19 information sharing.

Homecare Nurse

Emily Weston – Homecare  Nurse

•             Case Management (Family consults, staff consults, in-putting statistical information, Case reviews and follow-ups, interdisciplinary team consults, phone calls, teleconferences, etc.)

•             Hospital discharge planning

•             Assessments (homecare admissions and health monitoring)

•             Care plans (updating charts according to health changes)

•             Advocacy (providing palliative support, hospital visits)

•             Home Visits/1:1 consultation

•             Health Monitoring (vitals, bld. sugar checks, nursing procedures)

•             Teaching (diabetic teaching, nutrition, cholesterol, hypertension, etc.)

•             Medication Review

•             Foot Care (conduct assessments)

•             Wound Management

•             Doctor Visits (attend Doctor visit with client as needed for in-depth follow-up)

•             Networking (attending workshops, community events, referrals to various health providers such as, Occupational therapist, dietician, Merritt Home & Community Care, Vision and Hearing, Orthopedics, podiatrists etc.)

•             Supervise the home & community care staff in scheduling and developing individual client-based care plans based on their needs.



Yvelaine Moses, Care Aide

Vacant, Care Aide

Vacant, Home Maker


Personal care

•             Dressing, bath assist, oral hygiene, meal prep & services

•             Soup kitchen every Wednesday

•             In home meal prep, Monitor & Client support

•             Monitor vitals (BP, random blood glucose, pulse, weight, Sp02) during home visits and at Elders Luncheon

•             Medication reminders and visual checks

•             Basic transfers and stand by assistance

•             Transport assist to Dr. appointments

•             Shopping assist for Elders (only) who do not have personal transportation or medically restricted

•             Foot care Services

•             1:1 Respite care


Tony Broman                           Irene Howe       

The LNIB Counseling Team offers private, respectful support for personal and relationship struggles that become more than people want to face on their own. Our efforts to support involve empowering people to consider their struggle and their options carefully to create a workable plan and resolve things. We work from Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 4:30.


Sheri Daw, Community Program Manager

Vacant, Elders Program Coordinator

Johnel Toodlican, Elders and Community Support Worker


The Elders Program provides homecare support, meals and activities for our Elders.  By the way, an Elder is anyone is over 60 years old.


Jacint Majlath

The recreation team provides a unique program with various activities that encourages all ages to participate. The recreation coordinator is open to adventurous involvements with team sports and activities. The recreation team will develop programs and activities that encourage health and wellness for LNIB members and community.

Health and Wellness/Family Activities

Christie Hill                                                   Marilynne Munro
Health and Wellness Coordinator       Family Activities Coordinator

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The family and wellness programs offer a variety of activities for families to participate in. They also support and facilitate our parents & babes program. The Communities special events are facilitated through this program: community fun-day, Easter, Christmas, Halloween etc. with the support of other program staff.

Office Administrator

Anastasia Basil-Dan

Processing of payments for Social assistance and Patient travel cheques. She offers administrative support to the human services sector.

Culture Revitalization

Carole Basil                                          Joe Shuter
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The key to revitalizing ancestral LNIB Culture Practices is having more people (individuals of all ages, families, neighborhoods, and the community as a whole) more aware of traditional culture practice, and practice them more often in their daily lives and special community culture events.


If you have had a death in the family, LNIB is here to assist our Members.

This form requesting assistance can be filled out and submitted on-line.
Contact for funeral assistance is Director of Human Services, Bridget Labelle.
Email: or call 250-378-4089.

Funeral assistance request form


Shella Broman

Foot care will be provided by Shella Broman on Wednesdays for Elders and diabetics living on LNIB reserve.  Anyone who is not an Elder or diabetic must have a Doctor’s note recommending foot care.  Anyone wishing to receive these services can contact the Health Centre and speak with Emily Watson (Homecare Nurse).