Abegweit First Nation

Health & Wellness Centre

Our Mission
Our mission at Abegweit First Nation Mi'kmaq Wellness Centre is to build a healthier First Nation community by improving the health and safety of the people we serve.

Our Vision
The vision of Abegweit First Nation Mi'kmaq Wellness Centre is to become a model organization for promotion and delivery of the highest standards of health care services in which safety, cultural values, traditions, and beliefs of our communities are respected.

Our Approach

The individuals, families and communities we serve at Abegweit First Nation Mi’kmaq Wellness Centre are diverse and complex. It is recognized that our communities’ needs are best met by teams of health care professionals working in collaboration with each other, individuals and families.

It has been shown that teams collaborating together towards providing optimal client care have been associated with improved: client care, client outcomes, communications among health care professionals, access to health care services, and satisfaction among clients and health care professionals.


In the fulfillment of our mission and vision, the following values based on our cultural “Seven Sacred Grandfather Teachings” will guide all decisions and actions within the Abegweit First Nation Mi’kmaq Wellness Centre.

  • Respect – We believe in respecting the dignity and worth of all individuals, and families we serve.
  • Truth – We believe in accepting responsibility and being accountable for our actions
  • Love – We believe that our attitudes and actions will reflect our care and compassion for the people we serve.
  • Honesty – We believe in building trust through honesty, morally and ethically appropriate behavior, and open communication with the people we serve.
  • Humility – We believe in remaining humble when providing care for the people we serve.
  • Courage – We believe in helping the people we serve to face change and fear with confidence and bravery.
  • Wisdom – We believe in sharing our health promotion experiences thereby helping the people we serve in achieving optimal health, wellness and safety for ones’ self and family.

Interdisciplinary Team

  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Dietician
  • Native Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor
  • Community Health Representative

Clinical Team

  • Doctor
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Dietician

Collaborating on a team requires a great deal of work. To function as a good working team, members need to share a common mission and vision, communicate clearly, and understand roles and responsibilities of each team member.


We offer a variety of programs and services at AFNMWC. Click on an item below to view details for that program or service.

Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Checks, and Dressing Changes
Diabetic Education for Individuals
Diabetic Education Classes for Groups
Pre-Natal Classes
Wellness Session
Drop in Clinics/Screening Clinics
Cooking Classes
Nutrition Education for Youth
Resource Development
Liaison Between Community Members and Provincial Healthcare Workers
Wellness Challenges
Articles for Newsletters
Diabetes/Nutrition In-service for Health Staff
Lending Cupboard
Environmental Assessment
Well Women's Clinic
First Aid/CPR Course
Sexual Health
Home and Community Care Program
Addiction Service Program
The NADAP Program
Foot Care
Home Visits
Coordination of Non-Insured Health Benefits and Medicare
Child Health
Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
Blood Collection Clinic
Post-Natal Services
Well-Baby Clinics
Children's Oral Health Initiative (COHI)
Medical Transportation
Suicide Intervention
Cultural Services
Youth Coffee House Program
Community Health Representative
Tobacco Cessation Program
The Accreditation Coordinator
Educational Services/Speakers