On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, representatives from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne presented cheques to several community non-profit organizations. The funds were donated by the Dept. of Community & Social Services (DCSS) to assist in the creation of programming for children and families, as well as ongoing operations of their respective facilities.  Each organization is frequently accessed by Akwesasne community members. 


“These donations represent an effort by MCA to uplift and support organizations that work hard, often through volunteerism, to  benefit our entire community,” said Grand Chief Abram Benedict.  “The Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club has continued to offer positive and enriching programs after school and throughout the summer to children in all districts of Akwesasne and we are happy to continue supporting them.  Likewise, our recreational committees and other non-profit organizations offer year-round activities and facilities that support a healthy community with diverse opportunities.  Thank you to these organizations for all the work that they do for Akwesasne.”


Organizations that received funds from DCSS today are as follows:


  • The Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) – $1,000,000
  • Generations Park – $100,000
  • Kana:takon Recreation Center – $100,000
  • Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center – $100,000
  • Kawehno:ke Recreation Center – $100,000
  • Iakwa’shatste Youth Fitness – $131,000


“On behalf of the Dept. of Community & Social services, we would like to extend our appreciation to these organizations that have proven to be very valuable in promoting healthy families in the community,” said Director of DCSS Joseph Morin-Lauzon.  “Each of these organizations provides facilities, activities and programs that support prevention in youth which builds strong Akwesasne families and futures.  We look forward to seeing their programs and services continuing to enrich the community.”