Considering the current situation, the Abenaki Council of Odanak puts at your disposal this web page allowing you to find all the necessary information concerning the situation of Covid-19 within your community and Quebec as well as everything there is to know about the measures taken by the governments.


COVID-19 | Comment passer l’Halloween de manière sécuritaire (In French only)

Nos petits monstres pourront célébrer la fête de l’Halloween, le 31 octobre prochain, de façon toutefois différente des années précédentes en raison de la pandémie qui sévit actuellement.

Sur recommandation de la Santé publique, les activités de collecte de bonbons de maison en maison seront autorisées, à condition de respecter quelques consignes suivantes pour réduire les risques de transmission de la COVID-19.


We would like to remind you that due to an increase in the alert level, the following measures come into effect as of THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10:

  • Visitors domiciled at another address are prohibited in private homes, with the exception of:
    – Only one visitor from another address for people living alone;
    – Caregivers;
    – Persons offering a service or support;
    – Labour for planned work;
  • Private gatherings are prohibited;
  • Organized activities in a public place are prohibited, with the exception of places of worship for a maximum of 25 people at a time;
  • Inter-regional travel to a green, yellow or orange zone is not recommended.

We sincerely thank you for the efforts made by all to protect the members of our community.

For more information, please visit the Quebec government’s Coronavirus Disease website.

Thank you for your collaboration!


We wish to inform you that due to current health regulations, the Odanak Health Center as well as the offices of the Abenaki Council of Odanak will be accessible by appointment ONLY.

We therefore invite you to contact your usual contacts to make an appointment.

Thank you for your collaboration!



Frequently asked questions

Gathering / proximity

Adequate protection should be given as a priority to people with weak immune systems, those with chronic diseases or the elderly. These people should refrain from being around people and remain confined for the time being.

For others, if you are experiencing difficulties with your child and it is necessary for family balance to have support, a healthy person in your family can take care of your child without you falling into the trap of illegality. The idea is to exchange the child in a short period of time, with only two adults and to respect the suggested health rules. Obviously, we are talking about a situation where the child or the parent could suffer if no help is provided.

If no one around you can play this role or if you would like to discuss with a social worker what actions will help you get through this period more easily, you are invited to contact 1 855 494-1686 ext. 1213. 


On May 5th, according to the standard timetable that will be communicated, but with measures of protection and social distancing: queuing of cars outside the site (therefore additional waiting time to be expected), no contact between our staff and / or waste (therefore must be able to unload alone at 100%).
We do not offer the service for stray pets (cats, dogs) as the SPA establishments are currently closed. As far as wild animals are concerned, since spring has arrived and nature is awakening, it is totally normal to see skunks and raccoons walking around the neighbourhood, especially since they are in their birthing period. We will only intervene if the situation is deemed critical and only under certain circumstances (e.g., a raccoon family that has taken up residence under a porch). We will not intervene if the problem is larger (raccoon family in an attic) or smaller (skunk digging holes in a field).

Children / activities

The kinesiologist and the dietetic technician of the Odanak Health Center share contests, challenges and/or activities related to physical activity and nutrition on the Facebook page of the Odanak Health Center on a regular basis. Stay tuned!

In addition, SEFPN offers virtual sessions for 12-17 year olds (exchange evenings, cooking lessons, etc.) via the Espace jeunesse. To participate, contact Marc-Olivier O’Bomsawin at 450-568-2030 ext. 3603.

Environment and Land Office

They are currently open, but access can be difficult in some areas (fallen trees, etc.). Our team is working on maintaining the whole thing right now to be able to benefit 100% from it.


Yes. There will be monthly interest charged at current rates on outstanding balances from September 1, 2020.

  1. For Desjardins clients – via the “Pay a bill” option by selecting “Conseil des Abénakis d’Odanak (QC)” (preferred method)
  2. By direct deposit for other financial institutions (for the procedure, contact Elisabeth Guilbeault at 450-568-2810 ext. 3022)
  3. By cheque mailed or deposited in the mail chute at the administrative office of the Abenaki Council of Odanak (104 Sibosis Street, Odanak (QC) J0G 1H0)
  4. By telephone at 450-568-2810 ext. 3001 using a debit or credit card.

A receipt is issued and mailed for all payments received since May 25, 2020. As of June 2020, we have resumed mailing a monthly statement of account to all those who owe money to the Council.


As usual, you should contact the Health Liaison Officer, Andréanne Gouin, at the following number: 450-568-6766 ext. 4030.


The liaison officer at the Health Centre can refer you to certain clinics or help you with various procedures. Simply contact her at 450-568-6766 ext. 4030 to obtain the information you need.

Yes, in certain cases, individual consultations are possible by videoconference, for example for weight loss.

However, during the period of social distancing, if certain physical tests are necessary, as in the case of an injury, consultations are unfortunately interrupted.

You simply need to contact one of the medical archivists at the Odanak Health Centre to get the information you need at the following number: 450-568-6766. Paule Leïby: ext. 4031 / Andréanne Gouin: ext. 4030

For the moment, clients who are not eligible for home care and who require a blood test must make an appointment through the CLSC de Pierreville at 450-568-2712 option 1. Blood samples are taken at the St-François-du-Lac Community Centre.

However, if you wish to obtain this service in Nicolet, it is possible to make an appointment by internet via the following site: or by phone, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by calling toll-free 1-833-383-3043.

If you are already registered for home nursing care or if you have questions about your eligibility (if you have a chronic illness or are over 70 years old, for example), contact a nurse at the Health Centre at 450-568-6766.

Telephone consultations with a nurse from the Health Centre are possible Monday to Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by calling 450-568-6766. The nurse will be able to advise you, offer you the care you need or refer you to the appropriate services based on her evaluation of your situation and the nursing care currently offered.

Outside regular business hours, you can call 811 at any time for Info-Santé services.

For any questions regarding childhood immunization, please contact Isabelle Dupuis, Early Childhood Nurse, at 450-568-6766 ext. 4022.

You can contact a nurse at the Health Centre at 450-568-6766. She will assess your needs and determine with you the most appropriate care and services based on your state of health and eligibility criteria.

To determine your eligibility for home care nursing, please contact Marcelle Hannis, nurse in charge of home care, at 450-568-6766 ext. 4024.

Fabric masks are available at no charge (one per Odanak resident). To obtain yours, please contact Sandrine Cardin at the Health Centre reception desk at 450-568-6766.

For reliable information on the wearing of face covers, you can visit the following links:

If you are concerned about COVID-19, or if you experience flu-like or gastroenteritis symptoms, or symptoms similar to COVID-19, call 1-877-644-4545 (toll-free). If you have these symptoms:

  • Do not go to a medical clinic without an appointment.
  • If your condition permits it, call 1-877-644-4545 to be referred to the right resource.
  • Go to the emergency room only if you have breathing difficulties (difficulty breathing at rest or inability to breathe while lying down).

Please also refer to the following link:

Since May 11, 2020, it has been possible, subject to specific conditions, for a family caregiver to provide significant help or support to a person living in a residential and long-term care centre, a family-type intermediate resource or a private residence for seniors. Caregivers who will be authorized to offer this assistance are those who provide support on a regular basis, every day or several times a week to meet needs and contribute to the integrity and well-being of a loved one.

For more information, see the following links:

An explanatory video is also available by following this link:

Home support

No, the only active services at the moment are: help with bathing, grocery shopping, meals and weekly housekeeping.


The weekly housekeeping assistance service has resumed since June 8.

For the moment, the annual cleanup is still on hold. We are striving to resume services safely and according to the directives of the Ministère de la Santé et des services sociaux and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. As soon as we have more details on this subject, we will let you know.

Meals on Wheels

All people aged 60 and over.
10 meals maximum per week, per address
At the end of each month, the Centre d’action bénévole du Lac Saint-Pierre (CAB) will send you an invoice by mail and you must return the payment by cheque.
At the Centre d’action bénévole du Lac Saint-Pierre (480 Notre-Dame Street, Saint-François-du-Lac). You can also drop it off directly in their mailbox.
Every Tuesday during the day.
You will receive a call on the previous Wednesday or Thursday 2pm at the latest. For example, for orders delivered on May 5, you will receive a call on Wednesday April 29 or Thursday April 30.
Contact Christina Béland-Racine at 450-568-6766 ext. 4052, or Marie-Pier Desnoyers at ext. 4051, Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.
The deliveryman will leave the order in front of your door and then knock to let you know that the delivery has been made. He will then leave and you will be able to pick up your order.

Medical transportation

Yes, if your appointment is essential and is not cancelled. The coordinator will prioritize private vehicles, but if you do not have a private vehicle, she can provide medical transportation. To do so, we will make sure to check that you do not have any symptoms related to COVID-19.
You should call the Medical Transportation Coordinator as soon as you find out that your appointment is not taking place. That way, she will cancel the medical transportation and you will not have a penalty on your record.
If you are in no condition to drive your vehicle or if no one can take you to the nearest hospital, you must call 911 to obtain the services of an ambulance to take you to the emergency room for treatment as soon as possible.
Yeah. Just dial 911. As for the invoice, simply forward it to the coordinator for payment.
You must send your invoice as well as your medical appointment certificate by email to the coordinator in order to obtain reimbursement for your meal. For any expenses related to your medical appointments (e.g. meals, parking, etc.), please send your receipts to the Medical Transportation Coordinator at [email protected]



Government measures

– A guide designed to help people make the best possible decisions for their health and the one of their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it provides information on how best to protect themselves from COVID-19, how to take care of themselves, how to provide basic care to those around them, and where and when to seek care or services.

– Health instructions for everyone to protect themselves as much as possible from the risk of contracting the virus.

– The World Health Organization offers useful resources on the situation. It offers access to public recommendations, a technical guide, travel advice and many other documents and information.

– Economic and financial support is provided by the Government of Canada. Steps have been taken to help Canadians and businesses struggling as a result of the outbreak.

– Information regarding the rights and obligations of workplaces with respect to the impacts associated with the spread of the virus is available at the link below. Several sections are available including Occupational Health and Safety, Labour Standards, Compensation and others.

Current Situation Status

– Radio-Canada offers a detailed site about COVID-19. The evolution of cases by province and a Q&A are available to learn more quickly and in one place.

– Current Caseload Status in Canada and by Province

– Current caseload situation in Quebec and by region



– In case of symptoms, contact the Government of Quebec: 1-877-644-6565
– Government of Canada Covid-19 Information Line: 1-833-784-4397 
– General enquiries for the Canada Emergency Benefit to Assist Workers and Business: 613-369-3710