Trusted sources for registration and status card applications
Find out about trusted sources and how they can help complete applications for registration under the Indian Act and status cards.
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What is a trusted source
A trusted source is a person, organization or provincial, territorial or federal department that Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has designated to help you complete an application for registration and a status card.
How a trusted source can help
If you would like to apply for registration or a status card, a trusted source can help you complete an application.
If you have valid acceptable identification and submit your application through a trusted source, you don't need a guarantor.
Designated trusted source organizations
Our partners in First Nations offices, known as Indian Registration Administrators, can help you apply for registration and a status card.
These organizations can help you apply for a secure status card:
- Correctional Service Canada, Nationwide throughout federal institutions
- Boyle Street Community Services, Edmonton, Alberta
- Lu'ma Group of Companies, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
- Eagle Urban Transition Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Island Lake Tribal Council, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Thompson and Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Mushkegowuk Council, Moose Factory, Ontario
- Bimose Tribal Council, Kenora, Ontario
- Saskatoon Tribal Council, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Yorkton Tribal Council, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
To find out how a trusted source can help you, contact the organization directly.
Become a trusted source
If you'd like to become a trusted source and want to find out how, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can apply
Funding is available to organizations interested in supporting persons applying for registration and a status card. To find out more, email email@example.com.
How to apply
All applications for funding require a completed proposal. Proposals must include:
- a clear summary of the project
- a description of objectives and activities
- a budget proposal
- a description of expected results
ISC will review the proposals received to determine funding eligibility.
Questions and completed proposals can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for funding to become a trusted source may be submitted anytime.
Where else you can get help
Regional offices and some First Nations offices can also help you complete an application for registration and a secure status card.
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