Social Development

The Abegweit First Nation Social Development program is responsible for delivering short and long-term financial assistance and relevant programming to individuals and their families who are experiencing financial adversity.  The primary applicant must be between 18 to 64 years of age, living on reserve, and be qualified under the eligibility standards that are set out under the PEI Provincial Social Assistance Act and the Social Assistance Manual outlined by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. The AFN Social Development program follows a holistic case management approach to services and ensures that the client and their family receives services that are respectful to their dignity, values, and culture.  Through a holistic First Nations case management approach, it is the goal of the AFN Social Development program to facilitate clients along the continuum of dependency to self-reliance, growth, and meaningful employment.

The AFN Social Development program works closely with other Band and Provincial programs to ensure that clients’ multifaceted needs are met.  Such programs include, but are not limited to: education, employment, addiction and mental health services, and family programming.  Each case is assessed independently, with clients being responsible for providing necessary documentation substantiating their need for financial assistance.  The AFN Social Development program provides services to both First Nations and Non-First Nations residents residing on reserve.  Please contact the Director Kateri Coade at 676-2353 for more information on the program and services.

Indian Status Registry

Status Cards are available by appointment only.  To make an appointment please contact the Abegweit Administration Office at 902-676-2353.