Trusted sources for registration and status card applications

Find out about trusted sources and how they can help complete applications for registration in the Indian register and status cards.

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What is a trusted source

A trusted source is a person, organization or provincial, territorial or federal department that Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has designated to help you complete an application for registration and a status card.

How a trusted source can help

If you wish to apply for registration or a status card, a trusted source can help you complete an application.

If you have valid acceptable identification and submit your application through a trusted source, you don't need a guarantor.

Designated trusted source organizations

Our partners in First Nation offices, known as Indian Registration Administrators, can help you apply for registration and a status card.

These organizations can help you apply for a secure status card:

To find out how a trusted source can help you, contact the organization directly.

Become a trusted source

If you'd like to become a trusted source and want to find out how, email trustedsourcepartnerships@sac-isc.gc.ca.

Who can apply

Funding is available to organizations interested in supporting persons applying for registration and a status card. To find out more, email trustedsourcepartnerships@sac-isc.gc.ca.

How to apply

All applications for funding require a completed proposal. Proposals must include:

  • a clear summary of the project
  • a description of objectives and activities
  • a budget proposal
  • a description of expected results

ISC will review the proposals received to determine funding eligibility.

Questions and completed proposals can be submitted to trustedsourcepartnerships@sac-isc.gc.ca.

Deadline

Applications for funding to become a trusted source may be submitted anytime.

Where else you can get help

Regional offices and some First Nation offices can also help you complete an application for registration and a secure status card.

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