Paid Family/Community Caregiver Pilot Project

From November 27th to December 16, 2020, the program is accepting applications for Hay River and Enterprise. Contact the program coordinator to apply, at 867-767-9106 ext. 40077.

Apply by December 16, 2020

 

The Paid Family/Caregiver Pilot Project is a two year pilot project that will give support to community members living in their own homes. As this is a pilot project, this program is being trialed in select communities, including: Behchoko, Dettah, N’Dilo, Yellowknife, Hay River, and Tuktoyaktuk. Elders, seniors, and persons with disabilities who have ongoing care or support needs and reside in one of these four communities are invited to apply. Please see below for the intake dates for each community. 

The program is meant to provide support to the selected individuals, to help them live in their own homes for as long as possible. If accepted into the pilot, a caregiver will be paid to help with tasks in the home and community for up to 4 hours each week. Caregivers can help with things like:

  • Cleaning or laundry
  • Meal preparation
  • Hauling wood or snow removal
  • Shopping
  • Running Errands

Caregivers are not meant to replace homecare or long-term care. The caregiver can be a family member or can be a hired employee of the community organization; pilot participants can select their caregiver of choice. All selected caregivers will be hired by the community organization responsible for delivering the program. 

As this service option is in a pilot phase, only a predetermined number of applicants will be accepted into the program. Individuals are admitted into the program based on their assessed level of care need. This assessment is completed by a nurse from the home and community care program. 

From November 27th to December 16, 2020, the program is accepting applications for Hay River and Enterprise. Contact the program coordinator to apply, at 867-767-9106 ext. 40077.

People interested in becoming a caregiver can call the Metis Government Council at at 867-874-4470.

Intake dates:

  • Behchoko: December 9th to 20th, 2019 (Intake now closed)
  • Dettah and N’dilo: January 10th to 24th, 2020 (Intake now closed
  • Yellowknife: February 3rd to 17th, 2020 (Intake now closed)
  • Tuktoyaktuk: September 11 to October 2, 2020 (Intake now closed)
  • Hay River and Enterprise: November 27th to December 16th 2020