The Mayor and Council of the Lax Kw’alaams Band is pleased to announce a one-time gift in the amount of $500 per band member.
Applications are available on-line at www.laxkwalaams.ca under the News tab or may be picked up at either the Band Office in the community or Lax Kw’alaams Business Development office in Prince Rupert.
Eligible applicants must be Lax Kw’alaams Band Members registered as such on December 1, 2020. For minors under the age of 18 as of December 31, 2020, applications must be made by the parent or official guardian on their behalf. Individuals age 18 or over as of December 21, 2020, applications can be made individually or with a registered spouse. Further documentation may be required if there is a shared custody arrangement in place.
All applications must be complete the attached ‘Gift Application Form’ in full. Please print clearly to reduce delays in processing payments. Ensure your current and correct mailing address is included on the application as all cheques will be mailed.
All applications must be either delivered to the Band Office during normal business hours, scanned and emailed to [email protected], or faxed to (250) 625-3246. Please choose just one of the methods. Submit application by only one method, as duplications of receipt creates delays in processing.
In Prince Rupert, if you require assistance you can stop in at the Lax Kw’alaams Business Development Office. Please note only 3 people will be allowed entry at a time.
There is also an online application form, for those unable to print, sign, scan and email the form to the office. Please do not fill out the online form more than once: https://laxkwalaams.ca/gift-application-form/
Final cut-off for applications is February 28, 2021.
Applications will be processed as they are received. It is crucial that the information is complete and clearly legible. Please do not call the office to enquire on the status of your application as this will just slow down the processing. We will not tolerate harassment of staff.
If you owe arrears to the Lax Kw’alaams Band, there will be a 10% deduction per person. Also there are different rules from Family Maintenance.
Once you receive your cheque be sure to cash it right away. If it is misplaced it will take a while to reissue another one.
We remind you that Lax Kw’alaams has a large membership and ask for your patience.