Fort Smith

Help is still available. To register for a session call us at 1-877-515-7525 or book a session using the link below:


Preparing for Your Session

It is important for you to bring your photo ID with you to your session, to support your claim application. If you have a Claim Form or personal narrative that you have already started, please bring it with you so we can build on the work you have already done.

Preparation Checklist:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Claim Form and personal narrative (if you’ve started it)
  3. Face covering
  4. Support person

Acceptable forms of valid government-issued identification include:

  • Social insurance card
  • Driver’s license card
  • Provincial/territory photo card
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Old age security (OAS) identification card
  • Firearms possession and acquisition license (PAL)
  • Official military ID
  • Nexus card
  • Bring Your ID (BYID) card (age of majority card)
  • Permanent resident card
  • U.S. state ID
  • Certificate of Canadian citizenship
  • Indian status card
  • Certificate of Indian status (CIS)
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
  • Land claim beneficiary card (Inuit)

Please note that health cards are NOT acceptable forms of ID for privacy reasons. Membership cards issued by an organization, or cards issued by a city, municipality or region are also not acceptable forms of ID, as they are not issued by a state, provincial, territorial or federal government.

If you do not have any of the above forms of ID, you can fill out a Sworn Declaration at Part 6 of the Claim Form.

Our Community Support Team is available to answer questions about our service and assist with booking, changing or cancelling an appointment. You can call us at 1-877-515-7525 or email us at


Our team

Crystal Harper

Ha'di, I'm Crystal Harper. I am Carrier from Saik'uz First Nation and Cree from Driftpile First Nation. I was born and raised in Vancouver. I enjoy teaching drum making classes and creating Indigenous artwork on canvas.

Tonya Robitaille

My Ktunaxa name is Klun. I'm a Ktunaxa womxn, mother and grandmother, living on the unceded territories of the Sinixt and Syilx Nations in southeastern BC. I'm a language learner and spend my free time working with my Elders and gathering bush medicines.

Karen Neu

Hello! I am of Cree descent and a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan. I grew up in the Prince Albert National Park area. I now live in Calgary and look forward to returning to the Waskesiu area to camp and spend time with family.

Carolynn Small Legs

Hello! I am Blackfoot from the Piikani First Nation. I am a mom and grandmomma to a beautiful grand daughter. I smudge to give thanks to the Creator and ask for guidance and strength to have a good life.

Sophie Fung

I am of Chinese descent and live in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh Nation. I enjoy hiking and finding new fishing spots throughout all along the West Coast. My goal this year is to take time to practice my mother tongue, Cantonese, to be able to better communicate with my non-English speaking family members and community.

Tracey Gazley

Shé:kon, I am Haudenosaunee, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. I am a proud to say that I have three sons and a large family. I offer my greetings and thanks to each of you and to all of creation!

Jennifer Chandler

Hello! I am a mixed Anishinaabe and Métis woman. I am blessed to be residing as a visitor on Treaty 7 land. I am an Aunty to four nephews and one niece. I love to spend time with my family out in nature, smudging, attending pow-wows and dancing ceremonies. 

Stephanie Lasica

Whether I am volunteering, spending time with my family or self-reflecting, I am passionate about building trustworthy and impactful relationships that can benefit as many folks as possible. Kindness, respect and courage are essential to all that we do.

Wendy McNaughton

I am a mother, gramma and the eldest daughter of a residential school survivor. My career has led me to help Indigenous families and communities.

Diana Wood

Hello! I am of European descent and was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. I am a visitor on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Confederacy land as determined by the Dish with One Spoon treaty. I try to live everyday through artistic expression.

Kathryn Gray

I love walking in nature, spending time with family and knitting. I live with my husband and two teenage children, who make me laugh every day.

Karine Martel

I am a Métis woman from the Red River in Manitoba. I am fortunate to live on my Métis homelands within Treaty 1 Territory. I love to fish, hunt, and visit with family.

Mariel Higuerey

I am a perpetual learner so in my off time I keep busy with a new skill, craft, book or sport. I'm originally from Venezuela but decided to make Canada my home 12 years ago. I now live in Calgary with my husband.

Gerald Crick

My free time is spent with my family (my amazing wife Allyson and our two boys Keanu and Sisu). We enjoy walking and being in nature whenever possible. I am a huge hockey fan and avidly follow the Montreal Canadiens. I am a proud member of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation in B.C. and have lived and worked with Indigenous peoples for most of my career. My colleagues and friends would describe me as committed, easygoing and a strong communicator.

Nilou Alizadeh

When I’m not at work, I’m hanging out with my family or enjoying the outdoors with friends. My hobbies include deep wood camping, hiking, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. My colleagues describe me as focused, positive and organized.