Gwich'in Participant Benefits
*Elders Payment: One time payment of $1000.00 when a Participant turn 60 years old.
*Ability to apply for assistance under the Gwich'in Harvesters Assistance Program (GHAP). Full time $4,000.00 twice a year. Part time is $1,250.00 twice a year.
*Apply for a $1,000.00 payment under the Bereavement Assistance Program if there is a death in the family.
*Entitled to receive an ID picture card and Certificate of Enrollment.
*Entitled to a Christmas hamper which consists of a turkey per household. If you are living outside of the GSA, you will be sent a $35.00 cheque in lieu of a turkey/hamper.
*Entitled to vote at elections if you are 18 and over.
*GTC offers free passport, status card and FAC photos at its Inuvik office (Participants must apply through the related authorities on their own). Please call 867-777-7923 to make an appointment.
*First Air - Up to 60% discount system-wide - Must have Gwich'in ID Card and present at booking/check-in. Please call Cheryl Wright 867-777-7916 for code.
*Holloway Lodging - Preferred Rate 15% discount for Gwich'in Participants at Days Inn Whitehorse, Westmark Whitehorse, Super 8 Fort Nelson, Super 8 Fort St. John - mention 'Gwich'in Tribal Council' as company when booking.
*Air North - *10% discount off the best GoYukon, Saver or Optimum fare available at the time of booking (taxes, fees and surcharges are extra). All fares subject to change. Seat sale fares do not apply. *Change/Cancellation fees subject to the fare purchased. *Not applicable to Air Pass or Package purchases.
*CIBC Banking - Free initial order of 100 standard personalized cheques; No service charge on all new accounts for a 3 month period; ½% bonus above posted rates on all Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GIC). (For amounts under $100,000; ½% reduction from the posted rates on qualified fixed term mortgages with a 3-7 year term; A 50% reduction on the annual fee on new CIBC premium credit cards; A 50% reduction on the cost of a regular sized safety deposit box (subject to availability); Convenience Card with Instant Teller access. *Must present Gwich'in ID card for identification to claim benefits