The technical services offered by our team cover a wide range of activities:
- Municipal engineering
- Emergency Management and Public Safety
- Building mechanic
- Five-Year Community Capital Plans
- Training plans and maintenance
Regardless of the field of activity, the technical services have, through their knowledge and experience, professional expertise to provide adequate support to the Band Councils, all in keeping with the full autonomy of these organizations. last.
The work of the technical services takes various forms such as:
- Development of plans and specifications
- Call for tenders
- Supervision of works
- Environmental Assessment
- Feasibility study
What characterizes the mode of intervention of the technical services is its knowledge of the environment of application within the communities. With a multidisciplinary vision, the technical services propose to the Band Councils solutions to the various problems encountered taking into account the various aspects such as the impact on the environment, the maintenance, the quality-price ratio, the future development, etc. .
The Social Services of the GCNWA are offered through the Five-Year Action Plan for Child and Family Services: Improved approach focused on prevention.
The primary mission of the FNCFS (First Nations Child and Family Services) is to create a more stable, vibrant and safe family and social environment for children in the Wôlinak and Odanak communities. Two family rooms have also been created.
Specific objectives :
- Revitalize sense of belonging and community identity;
- Create healthy and harmonious community relations
- Increase the space of young people in the community;
- Reduce alcohol and drug dependence;
- Support family development and enhance parenting.
HOME MAINTENANCE SERVICE
The work of this service is above all a team effort. Whether it is through the family assistant, the nurse or the service technician, this team has only one goal: to ensure that the essential needs of each client are met.
The home care service clientele includes:
- Registered members of the communities of Odanak and Wôlinak;
- Disabled people;
- People with temporary or chronic physical health problems (eg fracture, new operation);
- New mothers (eg caesarean section, multiple pregnancy, single parent without family).
The services offered by home support are:
- Assisted living:
- Laundry assistance;
- Cutting and storage of wood;
- Meal preparation;
- Grocery help (transportation and assistance);
- Waste disposal and recycling;
- Snow removal of balconies;
- Cleaning (2 times a year).
- Personal hygiene care:
- Help with baths;
- Oral health;
- Skin care;
- Washing and hair styling;
- Accompaniment to walking.
- Dressing assistance and home respite service:
- Guardian-respite (help given to a caregiver who is absent).
The Communications Department is assisting the Odanak and Wôlinak Band Councils, as well as the various related organizations in this area. It obviously serves our departments in communication. Whether for the coordination of community newspapers, for the information watch or for the organization of press conferences, the communications department of the Grand Council can provide assistance in public relations as well as in graphic design, as well as social communication. In this sense, advice and technical services are offered.
We offer specialized translation services in the First Nations community. We translate documents from English to French and from French to English. It is all about the world of First Nations, the issues and organizations that surround it. We offer a professional and personalized service.
TERRITORIAL CONSULTATION SERVICE
The department's mandate is to respond to the requests for consultations sent by various promoters as well as to contribute, through historical research, to the affirmation of the Abenaki's ancestral territory.
The department makes sure to maintain a close link with the members and elected representatives of the Abenakis Council of Odanak and the Abenakis Council of Wôlinak in order to relay to them all the information relating to the different requests for consultations. It is in this sense that a monthly bulletin has been put in place so that members and elected officials can see the requests for consultations received as well as the follow-up of these, meetings attended by the department or any other relevant information.
COMPUTER SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION OF NETWORKS
The Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation is responsible for the various information technologies. This service offers support to users, network administration, purchase of computer and electronic equipment, etc. This service meets the needs of the Grand Council and is offered to the Odanak and Wôlinak Band Councils and related organizations.
The Grand Conseil offers a complete geomatics service enabling it to meet the important demand of its various departments in this field, all in complete autonomy. This service is also available at the Abenakis Councils of Wôlinak and Odanak. We have the hardware, IT and technical resources needed for taking GPS points in the field, transferring geomatics data as well as designing, producing and printing specific maps adapted to different requests.
Emergency Management Department
The mission of the Emergency Management Department is to assist First Nations communities before, during and after disasters. This service is part of the four pillars of emergency management: prevention, preparation, intervention and recovery, in support of local communities.
Located in Wôlinak, the Emergency Operations Centre of the Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki (GCNWA) provides emergency support to First Nations communities in Quebec, in coordination with tribal councils and the various levels of government.