The Paqtnkek Health Centre opened in 2008. This $1.3M multi-purpose facility delivers more than health programs to the community. There is a board room available for booking that can be divided into two areas for meetings, classrooms and private functions. The board room comfortably seats up to thirty people. When divided into two spaces, each room can accommodate up to fifteen people privately. Polycom videoconferencing and wireless internet are on site along with a projection screen for laptop presentations to help promote any organizations’ message clearly.


On site kitchen facilities are another prime feature of the facility. Catering services can be booked as well and easily provided on site. Contact Juliana Julian or Patricia Prosper to book a space for your next function.

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Contact Us

Paqtnkek Health Centre
128 Sagamaw Road
Afton, Antigonish Co.

Tel: (902) 386-2048
Fax: (902) 386-2828

Health Care Services

A variety of community health promotion, education and prevention programming are successfully delivered to the community at this bright, culturally distinct, inviting building Monday through Friday.


Dr. Steeves, a family practice physician is available the second Tuesday of each month to anyone who wishes to access health care and a pediatrician cares for the youngest patients on a referral basis. Dr. Sajiev, Dental Therapist, offers appointments for dental services three days per week. A registered nurse is on site Monday through Friday providing immunizations, home health care and pre-natal instruction to anyone in need.


Additional professional service personnel visit the Paqtnkek Health Centre regularly offering services such as foot care, clinical therapy and even acupuncture. Community members have access to legal support personnel, social and family support workers and a field worker from the Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling Association is available to deliver services.

Community Health / Home Care Nurse
Tel: (902) 386-5705

Community Wellness Coordinator
Tel: (902) 386-2763

Health Care Staff

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Juliana Julian
Juliana Julian
Health Director