Social Development

The Social Development Department works to ensure that all community members are able to maintain a basic standard of living.  Clients who require social development assistance complete an application and needs assessment that is reviewed by the Department Director to determine the level of assistance each client may qualify for.  Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation’s Social Development Department recognizes basic Human Rights. Eligible clients must reside on the reserve and assistance may be available to non-band members, regardless of native status, who live in the community of Paqtnkek so long as they can provide proof of residency.

Social Development funds cover basic shelter, food, clothing and household maintenance.  Additional funding may be available to parents who require child care while they attend a full-time educational program and some transportation costs are also considered in the needs assessment process.

Clients of the Social Development program can also apply for funding to cover the costs associated with special needs such as special dietary requirements, maternity clothing and layettes to new parents and comfort allowances for patients who may be in a care facility.

A portion of burial and funeral expenses are also covered by the Social Development Department for community member families who may need support during a most difficult time in their lives.

The Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation Social Development Department ensures that all clients seeking assistance are treated fairly, with the utmost respect and the highest level of confidentiality.  The Social Development Department embraces the idea:

“Look to be treated by others as you have treated others”

Publius Syrus


Alicia Julian Director of Social Development

7 Dillon Street
Afton Station, NS
B0H 1A0

Telephone: 902-386-2781 ext. 2225

Fax: 902-386-2043

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    PRENATAL TODAY AT 4PM AT THE PAQTNKEK HEALTH CENTRE!!! TODAY AGENDA IS CARSEAT SAFETY AND THE MENU IS MINI MEATLOAF WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS!!! please make sure you attend all 6 prenatals in order to recieve a carseat!!!!

    AGA for FEB 21,2017 has been postponed due to the loss of a community member and our staff member. We will repost notice. Administration

    Due to a loss to one of community member and a band staff. Community meeting for February 21, 2017 is postponed. We will repost meeting once we know the date. Administration.

    Due to Family Day there will not be elders meals provided on Monday February 20, 2017. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Please share and let elders without Facebook know.

    Paqtnkek Tobacco Shop will be open Monday, February 20, 2017 Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Please Share :)

    Tomorrow Saturday February 18 is free FAMILY swim at the Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre from 1pm to 3pm. The Paqtnkek Health Center will be providing pizza following the swim for Paqtnkek community members in the conference room at the Millennium Centre. Our apologies but due to the lack of community members requiring a ride to swim we will NOT be offering the bus to transport community members to swim. We would ask that community members offer their neighbors, friends and family a ride into swim if they are going. Thank you