Band Membership Assistance

Phyllis paddy  
Band Membership Assistance Coordinator
1 (306) 845-4300 or Cell (306)845-7187

Contact Information
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 600
Turtleford, SK, Canada

Phone: 1 (306) 845-4300
Fax: 1 (306) 845-3230
Toll-free: 1 (866) 395-8888

Application Process

To be eligible for Band Membership Assistance (BMA) the applicant must be a citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation. BMA will only assist in situations which are life and death that pertain to immediate family members (spouse, biological parents, biological siblings, biological children and others in the immediate care of the applicant). BMA is meant to assist citizens so that they are able to be with loved ones during that time.

The following is the process to seek assistance for BMA:

  • Call BMA Coordinator, Phyllis Paddy during office hours at (306) 845-4300 or toll free # 1-866-395-8888 between the hours of: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm (C.S.T). After hours, evenings and weekends call (306) 845-7187
  • Explain the situation and provide the name(s), date of birth, status number(s) of the person(s) that you are requesting to go and see including the hospital(s), city, town & province.
  • BMA Coordinator, Medical Transportation Coordinator & Social Development Workers will communicate with the hospital to confirm the status of the patient.
  • BMA Coordinator, Medical Transportation Coordinator & Social Development Workers will be working closely to help meet the needs of citizens.

After all the necessary steps have been completed and eligibility under the policy has been determined then assistance will be provided at BMA rates.

Elders Utilities

Another part of BMA is the assistance for Elders Utilities. The guidelines for eligibility are as follows:

  • Elder must be at least sixty-five (65) years of age.
  • Elder must be solely responsible for payment of utilities in his or her household.
  • If there is another member of the household who is primary wage earner or if there is another agency capable of paying the utilities, the application will not be considered.