Departments & Services

Below is a list of all departments and services within Gesgapegiag.


+1 (418) 759-3431


By 2021, GHCS will promote harmony in the community by using the strength of family to heal, and by using a holistic approach based on Mi’gmaq traditional values to create balance in the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of our community members.


The mission at Gesgapegiag Health and Community Services is to provide a wide variety of healing opportunities through a holistic approach by creating community harmony, by instilling trust, and by respecting equality to promote a well-balanced lifestyle amongst community members.

Gesgapegiag Health and Community Services (GHCS) was established in 1996 as a department of the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag First Nation. The Social Services arm of the GHCS operates out of the Healing Lodge located on Route 132. GHCS is one of the largest and most active departments in the community with 26 permanent full-time staff members, and nine health care professionals on contract. The GHCS is structured and mandated by the Chief and Council to provide health care services and wellness activities to the community. The organization works in partnership with the Chief and Council and the Director- General at the Band.

Amanda Larocque has been hired as the new Health Director since November 30, 2015. The Director of Gesgapegiag Health and Community Services is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of health promotion and disease prevention. She must be sensitive to community needs and well-informed of recent developments in the field of health services.
The Director of Gesgapegiag Health and Community Services coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of the philosophy, vision, mission, goals and objectives of the Gesgapegiag Health and Community Services in collaboration with the Band Council, Health staff, Community Health Committee, and community members.

The GHCS just submitted their 5 year health plan  to Health Canada. The health plan covers 2016-2021 with an approximate annual budget of 2 million dollars for operations and services.
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