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Our Membership department handles all processes related to ACFN membership. Feel free to reach out with any questions or for more information regarding your membership status.

Please note:

  • Treaty cards cannot be mailed. They must be issued in person.
  • If you are applying for an Indian status card, please visit the Indigenous Services Canada website for more information or contact our department for assistance.
  • Have you moved? Don’t forget to update your address. Contact us or complete the Member Information Change form.


An Application for Registration of an Adult must be filled out. This application can be obtained from DIAND, First Nations or Aboriginal associations and Aboriginal friendship centres. Visit INAC’s website for more information.

If you do not have a treaty number, the registration process is as follows:

For a child (15 or younger)
  • Attach the original birth document for the child
  • Attach a copy of the valid ID for the parent applying for the child
  • Attach a guarantor declaration
For an adult (16 and older)
  • Attach the original birth document for the adult applying
  • Attach a valid copy of the identification (front and back required)
  • Guarantor must sign the identification copy
  • Attach a guarantor declaration
Guarantor: who can sign? *
  • 18 and older
  • Has known the applicant for at least two years
  • A First Nation representative
  • A medical professional
  • An education professional
* A family member can only sign if they meet all the above conditions.
The following forms can be picked up from ACFN’s main office:
  • Registration forms for children and adults
  • Birth certificate application
Status cards
  • SCIS and CIS cards can be done with the membership registrar. Please call to make an appointment.

If you have received a 463 Indian status number from the federal government, you will need to complete a Form 1B Request for Registration of an Adult Child of a Member to be added in to ACFN’s community database.

Please note that ISC’s Indian registry list does not automatically match ACFN’s Indian registry list. It is the person’s responsibility to contact the membership registrar when they receive a 463 number to ensure they complete the Form 1B.

  • The applicant has Indian status from Canada
  • At least one of the applicant’s parents is ACFN
  • The applicant fills out Form 2 Application for Registration as Member
  • The applicant returns Form 2 to the membership registrar by June 30
  • The membership committee reviews the application in September
  • The individual is notified of the decision

Administration and Finance

Our Administration and Finance department works with Chief and council to develop and implement Nation policies. We also assist Chief and council in strategic decision-making related to our Nation, businesses and industry partners.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Governance
  • Housing
  • Social development
  • Education and training
  • Contract administration
  • Litigation
  • Communication
  • Human resources
  • Finances and membership

Maggie Farrington

Chief Executive Officer, ACFN and DLRM


Patricia Lepine

Fort Chipewyan Band Administrator


Shirley Cardinal

Human Resources Director


Michelle Voyageur

Chief of Operations


Larry Hewko

Acting Chief Financial Officer


Social Development

Our Social Development department delivers several programs and services to support ACFN Members, including:

Assisted Living Program

To help eligible low-income individuals access support in their community and maintain their independence, this program is offered through in-home, group home and institutional care. Individuals must be assessed by a designated Nunee health professional and our social development officer to determine eligibility.

Athabasca Tribal Council’s (ATC) Child & Family Services

ATC manages all on-reserve child and family service issues. Our goal is to protect our children. For more information, call 780.713.3437.

Social Assistance Program

This program is designed to support eligible individuals and families living on-reserve with their basic needs, special needs, employment and pre-employment measures. Our goal is to increase self-reliance, improve life skills and promote greater participation in the workforce. Indigenous Services Canada provides funding for this program.

Child Out of Parental Home (COPH)

Not intended to be long-term support for children, COPH benefits are issued for the duration the applicant is eligible to collect on the child’s behalf. The COPH benefits are not a substitute for the provisions of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and must not be issued as such.

Lori Stevens

Social Worker and Development Manager


Pauline White

Social Development Coordinator




ACFN’s Housing department handles all issues related to Member housing. Our housing committee reviews applications for housing and determines the applicant’s eligibility based on need. The committee also assists in the development and review of ACFN’s Housing Policy.

For housing emergencies and after-hours support, call 780.370.1927.

Housing applications
Grant applications
Important information and reference materials


Uncle Fred's Youth and Elders Lodge

Our Youth and Elders department promotes Déne culture, traditions and art through our two cultural centres: Uncle Fred’s Youth and Elders Lodge and the Charlie Voyageur Conference Centre. Our lodge brings children, youth, adults and Elders together to share language, knowledge, culture and traditions through programs such as:

  • Traditional language classes
  • Spring/fall harvests
  • Sewing classes
  • Beading classes
  • Cultural days
  • Elders’ activities
  • Skiff building
  • Traditional meals
  • …and much more
Uncle Fred’s Youth and Elders Lodge
  • Sunroom: Capacity of 15
  • Small boardroom: Capacity of eight
  • Video/audio
  • Coffee/tea and catering services available
Charlie Voyageur Conference Centre
  • Capacity of 150
  • Video/audio
  • Coffee/tea and catering services available
Both venues are available for rent. Contact us to book!

Lily Marcel

Youth and Elders Lodge Manager



Donna Marcel

Youth and Elders Lodge Assistant



Rachel Marcel

Youth and Elders Lodge Coordinator



Dorothy Voyageur

Dene Yatié Coordinator




Our Education department oversees grant and funding applications and policies for our ACFN Members.

Are you planning to go back to school?
Deadlines to apply for grant funding
  • Fall term (September): July 31
  • Winter term (January): November 30
  • Spring/Summer term (May to August): March 31
Priority for approval of applications

Priorities for approval of applications are based on the following categories:

1st Priority: Currently Funded Students: continuing from the past to current academic year without a break in studies.
2nd Priority: Students who just completed their High School Diploma and/or requirements to receive acceptance into an educational institution.
3rd Priority: UCEP (Pre-Tech.): Upgrading and/or trade students who can complete their diploma or acquire the necessary prerequisites to enter an approved post-secondary program within two semesters.
4th Priority: New Post-Secondary Students: Students who have met college or university academic requirements and are accepted
into a program of studies by an approved post-secondary institution. This also includes deferred students whose last application was not granted due to lack of funds.
5th Priority: Top-Up Students: Students that are being funded by another sources may be eligible depending on funding availability.
6th Priority: Reimbursement:  Students who are requesting reimbursement of books and tuition upon successes completion of course(s).
7th Priority: Probation: Students who are returning after completion of a suspension period due to unapproved
withdrawal or termination by institute and/or Post-Secondary Education Counselor.

Have you received your high school diploma?

Apply for the High School Graduation Incentive or Continuing Education Incentive. Contact us for more details.

Rianna Flett

Education Coordinator



Employment and Training

Looking for more than just a job? Our Employment and Training department is committed to our Members’ success. That’s why we offer continued training and employment services. If you are an ACFN Member, complete our Employment and Training Application Form for general training support and employment guidance via our training coordinator.

Training opportunities are listed below. For a list of current employment opportunities, please visit our Careers page.

We can help! Contact education@acfn.com today to learn more about the services available for ACFN Members.

Resume writing
Employment search
Information sharing
Job preparation
Education assistance

(bursaries, summer student placement)

Upcoming training

ISETS Department, Safety Training

Safety tickets provided for employment:

  • CSO
  • Wildlife Awareness
  • Fall Protection
  • APR & RPE
  • OSSA
  • Gas Detection
  • Fire Watch
  • Flagger Training
  • H2S Alive
  • And Many More!

Contact employment@acfn.com or 780.788.0877.

Mattea Flett

ISET Coordinator