The technical services offered by our team cover a wide range of activities:

  • Municipal engineering
  • Architecture
  • Emergency Management and Public Safety
  • Building mechanic
  • Environment
  • 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:

  • Survey
  • Development of plans and specifications
  • Estimate
  • Call for tenders
  • Inspection
  • 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 N8wkika social 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.


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:
    • Housekeeping;
    • 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;
    • Food;
    • Mobilization;
    • 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.




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.



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.