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Gwich'in Participant Benefits

  • Elders Payment: One time payment of $1,000.00 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. 

Partner Benefits/Discounts

Canadian North:  Corporate Passenger Travel Discount

Please contact GTC at 867 777 7930 for GTC’s Corporate Promo code.

Corporate  Discount Provided:  8% off all published Saver, Flex, and Super-Flex fares in Q-class or above (lower classes which contain sale or otherwise discounted fares, including Economy fares required by the Government of Northwest Territories Medical and Duty Contract, are excluded from this discount).

How to Book:  To book travel, please contact Canadian North at 1.800.267.1247 or book on the web at entering your corporate Promo code in the “Promo Code” field. 


Air North:  Corporate Passenger Travel Discount

Gwich’in Tribal Council:  Please contact GTC at 867 777 7930 for GTC’s Corporate Promo Code

Corporate Discount Provided:  10% discount off the best GoYukon, Saver or Optimum fare available at the time of booking (taxes, fees and surcharges are extra).  All fares are subject to change.  Seat Sale fares do not apply.  *Change/Cancelation fees subject to the fare purchased.  *Not applicable to Air Pass or Package Purchases.

How to Book:  To book travel, please contact Air North, Reservation Department, at 1.800.661. 0407 or book on the web at  entering your corporate Promo code in the “Promo Code” field. 


Holloway Lodging: Corporate Lodging Discount

Gwich'in Tribal Council: Gwich'in Identification Card

Corporate Discount Provided:  Preferred rate 15% discount for Gwich’in Participants at Days Inn, Whitehorse, Westmark, Whitehorse, Super 8, Fort Nelson, Super 8 Fort Saint John – mention Gwich’in Tribal Council when Booking. 


CIBC Banking:  CIBC is pleased to provide an overview of the broad array of products and services that are available to Gwich’in Participants who have all of their banking businesses with the CIBC at a branch in the NWT.

Clients must identify themselves as Gwich’in in order to claim benefits under this offer as their arrangements are subject to review by the bank on an annual basis. 

The package includes:

  • Free initial order of 100 standard personalized cheques.
  • 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 cost of a regular sized safety deposit box (subject to availability)
  • No monthly fee for 12 months on a CIBC Smart Account upon direct deposit o pay with unlimited transactions, including Interac e-transfers.
  • A welcome bonus (on select cards) and a 100% rebate of annual fee for the first year on the CIBC family of credit cards.
  • Interest rate of Prime + 0.5% on CIBC Home Power Plan Line of Credit.
  • Reduction of 0.5% off the client’s approved rate for unsecured lending.
  • Up to $135 cash back for more than $25,000 transferred in from another financial institution to a CIBC Investor’s Edge Account.

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