Income Assistance Training

September 17-19, 2019: Coast Inn of the North,  Prince George BC
October 2-4, 2019: South Thompson Inn and Conference Centre, Kamloops BC 

WORSKHOP FULL - Waitlist available via registration link 

October 22- 24, 2019: Tigh-na-Mara Seaside Resort and Spa, Parksville BC
WORSKHOP FULL - Waitlist available via registration link 
November 5-7, 2019: Westin Wall Centre, Richmond BC
VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY - Waitlist will be available via registration link once workshop is full
Income Assistance Training Workshop Overview

You are invited to attend Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) Fall 2019 Income Assistance Training workshop.  

The objectives of the workshop are to provide information on:


  • ISC BC Region’s Income Assistance & Assisted Living Programs & recent changes

  • BSDW Best Practices

  • Shelter Allowances & the National Shelter Directive (Universal Rental Regimes)

  • ISC’s Reporting Requirements

  • Income Assistance Pre-Employment Supports Pilot Projects

  • Dealing with Difficult Clients & Worker Self-Care


​*Throughout each day of the workshop:  Attendees will have an opportunity to sign-up for one-on-one appointments and client file spot checks with ISC Program Review & Policy Staff.

Who should attend?


Indigenous Services Canada is delivering the workshop at no charge to participants. Eligible travel costs will be covered for one Band Social Development Worker (ASDW) and one Pre-Employment Supports Worker (PES) and their back-up/support worker per First Nation or organization in BC.

  • Attendees will be limited to a maximum of two (2) attendees from each First Nation in BC (one BSDW and one back-up) and able to attend one (1) workshop location only. Attendees that identify themselves as either “PES Worker” or “PES File Lead/Supervisor” are able to attend a maximum of one (1) workshop location only, though there may be a number of these individuals attending a single session.

  • Eligible attendees will be able to claim reimbursement for travel expenses. Attendees will only be reimbursed based on the most economical travel cost to the workshop location closest to their First Nation for up to two attendees per First Nation.

What will you learn? 

  • Overview of the ISC BC Region Income Assistance and Assisted Living programs & recent changes

  • Intake process for new Income Assistance clients, annual file reviews and best practices for client file management

  • Income Assistance Pre-Employment Supports Pilot Projects

  • Shelter & universal rental regimes

  • How to complete ISC’s Data Collection Instruments(DSIs)

  • Tools, resources and best practices

  • Networking with other BSDWs and PES workers

DRAFT Agenda



working with Governments, organizations, businesses and First Nations across Canada. 

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) is a non-profit society established in 1983 that supports its member nations in realizing their efforts towards self-reliance, self-governance, connection to culture, and quality of life now and for future generations.


NmTC generates own-source revenues through its activities, and the activities of Naut'sa mawt Resources Group (NRG) by providing products and services to private and public sectors across Canada. Revenues enable NmTC to expand  resources available to member Nations and support Indigenous communities throughout Canada

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

Naut'sa mawt Resources Group


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