Spring Harvesters Subsidy Program

Reconnect with the land.

Moose Cree First Nation understands the importance of getting out on the land. It is a time to harvest traditional food and reconnect with nature. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer the Harvesters Subsidy Program every spring and fall harvesting season. This subsidy assists with costs of travelling to camp, but is not intended to cover other expenses.

Spring 2024 Applications

Applications were due Sunday, April 7th, 2024 @ 11:59 pm

Application Guidelines

Please review these guidelines before continuing to the application.


Applications are due Sunday, April 7th, 2024 at 11:59 pm

  • We are accepting applications ONLINE ONLY.
  • Applicants must be 18 years and older to apply for assistance.
  • Please assist those who may not have access to a smartphone or computer. Elders or those without computer access may call the Harvesters Support Program (HSP) Coordinator and apply over the phone at 705-363-0698.



Program subsidy allocations consists of the following:

  • Chopper assistance for approved applicants will receive 100% of a return helicopter flight to camp at a 6-seater rate. (If a 2nd application is received from another applicant from the same address, it will be reviewed for eligibility)
  • Gas assistance will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 116.25 litres. To receive reimbursement, an approved application is required, and receipts must be submitted. To avoid delays, please ensure all your receipts have the date of purchase, cost per litre, and total litres. Receipts dated before March 18th will not be accepted.
  • ONR train assistance will be a reimbursement process. To receive reimbursement, an approved application is required, please ensure you submit your correct receipts to avoid delays for reimbursement. Receipts dated before March 18th will not be accepted.



Program implementation guidelines consists of the following:

  • The HSP will be allocating six-seater helicopter assistance to approved applicants, any upgrade to the A-star helicopter will be at the applicant’s expense and not the responsibility of the Harvester Subsidy Program.
  • Approved assistance is non-transferable (if the applicant cannot use allocated helicopter assistance and wants to transfer to spouse, that spouse must be listed on the application and reside at the same address listed on the applicant’s application)
  • The applicant must be a passenger on the helicopter camp flight.
  • Please provide a direct deposit form with your receipts when submitting for reimbursement if you are not already set up at MCFN finance department to avoid any delays in reimbursement.
  • Cancellations: Please ensure to call the dedicated phone number for cancellations or rescheduling of flights.
  • You must be 18 years of age to apply for HSP assistance.



Notification letters:

Notification letters will be e-mailed. Those without an email address will receive a printed letter by mail. Please call 705-363-0698 for application updates.




Flight bookings and cancellations:

Expedition Helicopters is accepting camp charter bookings for flights beginning April 1st, 2024.

BOOKINGS – For ALL new bookings please call or email:

[email protected]

Please note all calls will only be answered during business hours. Customers will be provided a confirmation code for all bookings. ALL flight legs must be booked in advance and require individual reservation.


CANCELLATIONS – For changes, cancellations, and inquiries please call the local Moosonee office at 705-336-6063.



For more information about the Harvesters Subsidy Program, or for application assistance, please contact:

Stan Loone
Interim Harvesters Subsidy Program Coordinator