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COVID-19 Relief Measures: Kwanlin Dün First Nation

If you’ve lost hours at work, if you’ve been laid off, or if your business has been affected by COVID-19, the Government of Canada has launched an Economic Response Plan. You may be eligible for federal benefits.


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On March 27, 2020, the Kwanlin Dün First Nation Council passed COVID-19 relief measures for all Kwanlin Dün citizens.



These relief measures include:


$600 per citizen (ages 19+) in the form of either a cheque or direct deposit.
•This applies to both adults and Elders
•Will be sent by mid-April
•All Elders’ cheques and direct deposits were sent mid-April


$915 per citizen (ages 0-18) in the form of four cheques or direct deposits to the child’s parent or guardian.
•Cheques or direct deposits are sent every two weeks beginning mid-April
•Four cheques or direct deposits ($228.75 each) to help with the cost of groceries
•The above amount works out to a two-month, $15/day food allowance for each KDFN child aged 0-18 years


One-time reimbursement of up to $450 for an April 2020 rent or mortgage payment.
•Applies to citizens with rental or mortgage agreements in their name
•Receipt must be for an April 2020 rent or mortgage payment and submitted before May 31, 2020
•Please mail or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  a copy of your receipt. Mailing address is at the bottom of this page


No rent will be collected by KDFN Housing in April 2020.
Residents of KDFN Housing will pay $0 rent in April 2020


The deadline for all COVID-19 Relief applications, other than April rent/mortgage relief (May 31), is June 30, 2020.


If Kwanlin Dün First Nation already has your direct deposit information, payments will be automatically deposited into your bank account. Otherwise, cheques are being mailed out as quickly as possible.


If you have questions, or wish to update your contact information, contact:

Email address: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Phone: 867-335-1674

Physical address:
Kwanlin Dün First Nation COVID-19 Relief
35 McIntyre Drive
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 5A5