MCA Special Needs Fund Policy

Policy Statement:

The Special Needs Fund is not an entitlement program but rather it is a fund distributed on a case-by-case basis until the annual funding is exhausted.  The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is committed to securing assistive devices and/or services to meet the needs of the Mohawks of Akwesasne identified with congenital, acquired, or developmental disabilities.

Special needs support shall be provided:

  • in a family-focused, integrated, and coordinated manner that is consistent with, and reinforces the traditional, informal patterns of sharing, caring, and healing in the extended family and community;
  • in a manner that is least intrusive, non-judgmental, and respectful of the individual and family in need;
  • to support the healing and strengthening of individuals and families and avoids the creation of dependencies on MCA.


For any questions, or for more information, on the Special Needs Fund, please call the Department of Community & Social Services at 613-575-2341 ext. 3305.