Director of Lands, Membership and Research
Community Consultation, Lands, and Membership Officer
C. Dale Sault
Lands, Membership Clerk
Mississaugas of the New Credit
468 New Credit Road
Phone: (905) 768-0100
Fax: (905) 768-7311
|Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PROGRAMS AND/OR SERVICES OFFERED:
NEW SECURE CERTIFICATE OF INDIAN STATUS (SCIS)
INAC is planning to introduce, nationally, a new status card (SCIS) to replace the existing cards within the next few months. This process was started and then stopped by INAC for two reasons:
1) INAC has some internal issues with the mobile units which need to be addressed, and noted that they could not comment on this further due to security concerns.
2) INAC could not address questions regarding how personal information will be used and accessed by third parties.
The MNCFN has not received further information from INAC as to when they will be issuing the new SCIS cards.
As of April 20, 2009, the new SCIS has NOT received the required approvals from the U.S. (Department of Homeland Security) to be used as a cross border document. The existing status cards will be accepted at the border until the end of May 2009. As of June 1, 2009, the following identification will be accepted to cross the border (to establish identity & citizenship):
· Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) (for land & sea port crossings only). At this point, the only EDL’s accepted are those from British Columbia & Quebec.
Please note that the new Ontario Driver’s License is NOT an accepted piece of identification for entering the United States.
Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.
Chief M. Bryan LaForme
As a means to provide education regarding the MNCFN historical roots and positive public relations.
The program registers events of the members such as marriages, births, deaths, transfers and the issuing of status cards and blood quantum letters.
Eligibility for the membership services provided by the office is that the person is entitled to be registered or is registered as a Band Member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
It is important to register your child within the first year for the reason being your child will only be covered for services during the first year under the mother or fathers number.
Note: Minors cards expire every two years, please check your status cards to ensure the card is up to date.
- Certified copy of live birth (long form)
- Parental Consent Form (is to be signed by both parents consenting to the registration of the baby on the Band list)
- And custody orders (if applicable)
Apply online for Birth Certificate
Application for Birth Certificate
Application for Registration of Adult under the Indian Act
Application for Registration of Child under the Indian Act coming soon.
*Certificates of Indian Status cards (CIS) may be obtained at the Lands/Research/Membership office every Thursday and Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The objective of the research program is to research and develop potential claims against the Government of Canada. There are several ways to determine if a First Nation has a claim, which include lawful obligation, breach of a treaty/agreement, or breach of lawful obligation.
New Credit has administered the RLAP (Regional Lands Administration Program) whose duties include: progressing of land transfers, mailing out Certificate of Possession to land owners once the transfer is registered, assisting in the survey of parcels of lands and band allocations to band members that have fulfilled their housing agreement.
Purchasing land and /or house
For your protection, check with the lands/research/membership department before purchasing land/house (on-reserve) to ensure that there is no encumbrance/lien against the land/house such as a liability, mortgage or claim.
This program was initiated in 1991 with the hiring of a Community Consultation officer who worked as an on-going liaison with New Credit members and New Credit Council. As a result of community surveys, meetings etc. the council now has in place a number of bylaws.
Donations granted under this policy are normally intended as one time special event funding to assist band members. The maximum donation an individual can receive is $500 in a fiscal year or an amount approved by council and to groups at a maximum of up to $2,000 per fiscal year or an amount approved by council. The funds are deemed to be special event funding for the advancement of members through academic excellence and sportsmanship under the categories of education, health and welfare, sports and recreation, arts and culture and the environment.
Notice on donation policy
Donations under this policy are normally intended as a one time special event funding to assist band members. The donation funding does not cover costs for hockey registrations, purchasing of equipment, tuition, books, travel and accommodations.
For eligibility criteria click on the application form to download.
Applications can be picked up at the lands, research and membership office or downloaded here.
Community Wellness policy
Click here to view the Wellness Policy Procedures.
Click here for the 2013-2014 Adult Wellness Policy forms.
Click here for the 2013-2014 Minor Wellness Policy forms.
Click here for more information.
Animal Control Bylaw
*Please contact the lands/research/membership office for any inquires.*
Update your address
Please ensure the lands, membership and research office has your current address. Information can be submitted here.