Social Development

Social Development provides financial support to adults and dependents that are unable to meet their basic needs.  In particular, Social Development:
  • Administers social assistance payments directly to members.
  • Administers guardian financial assistance.
  • Administers the National Child Benefit Supplement.
  • Provides supplies for clients who find employment.
  • Provides supplies and fees for students attending Adult Learning and Adult Basic Education.
  • Funds various programs for women and children.
  • Refers people to other Cowichan Tribes' services such as Education, Health, and Children and Families.
  • Connects people with outside agencies such as Human Resources Development Canada and the Ministry of Children and Families.

An Administrator with two Financial Assistance Workers administer the program.  Revenue comes from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) through the Comprehensive Funding Agreement.



5760 Allenby Road
Duncan, BC   V9L 5J1

Ph: 778-422-2255
Fx: 250-748-1233

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Individual Opportunities Program  (IOP)


IOP is part of the Social Development Team.  IOP is designed to be a lifelong employment strategy that supports clients and their goals to secure employment and.or education opportunities.  The goal is to provide you with training opportunities, workshops, employment counselling, community referral, and mapping out your education and life long employment.

We believe in your future and in our future as Cowichan Tribes members.  Please take advantage of the opportunities and services we offer.  

The Individual Opportunities Program is here to assist you with with following:

  • Filling out paper work (application forms for IOP, sponsorship forms etc).
  • Providing information to training and workshops to better prepare you for the workforce e.g. First Aid, Food Safe. resume' writing, Life Skills etc. and upcoming employment opportunities.
  • Career and Education goals.
  • Assisting you with preparation of your employment plan. 
  • IOP Brochure - JANUARY revised 2017.pdf


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Selina Javier, IOP Advisor

Ph: 778-422-2255 ext. 0510

Email: Selina.Javier(at)

Fax: 250-748-1233


IOP Job Postings:  

Jobs posted are for SD/IOP Clients ONLY

No job postings at this time.

Updated: May 24, 2016


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