Mississauga First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Family Home Visitor Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Delivers a parenting support program and promotes healthy child development 
  • Provides group information and educational sessions on topics about healthy pregnancy, birth and taking care of baby at home 
  • Provides information on the stages of pregnancy  
  • Offers parents handbook of pregnancy and baby care (Baby's Best Chance) 
  • Provides sessions on proper installation of infant car seats and booster seats 
  • Provides education and activites to promote healthy lifestyles, nutrition and cultural teachings 
  • Works to reduce family violence
 
Program participants are provided with:  
  • Follow up via telephone within 48 hours of discharge from hospital  
  • Home visits pre birth to prepare family for new arrival  
  • Home visits post birth to offer support to new mothers  
  • Home visits during child's early years to offer development guidance  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
Hours Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Mississauga First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Mississauga First Nation with children younger than 6 years of age  
  • Aboriginal children at-risk
Application
  • Program registration required  
  • Requires prior arrangements for home visits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-356-1621
Toll Free Phone 1-877-356-1621
Fax 705-356-1740
Website www.mississaugi.com
Primary Contact Yvette Moffatt, Family Home Visitor; Phone: 705-356-1621 ext 2240; Email: yvette@mississsaugi.com
Primary Executive Linda Ambeault, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 705-356-1621 ext 2227; Email: lindaambeault@mississaugi.com
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on N shore of Lake Huron near town of Blind River, 130 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Blind River
Address 64 Park Rd
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Family Home Visitor Program 
PO Box 1299 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)