Thessalon First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

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)
 
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 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Thessalon First Nation with children under 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 705-842-2670
Fax 705-842-0282
Website www.thessalonfirstnation.ca
Primary Executive Jennifer Mills, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 224; Email: jmills.tfn@vianet.ca
Alternate Executive Genevieve Black, Community Health Nurse; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 228; Email: gblack.tfn@vianet.ca
Site Location Community is on N shore of Lake Huron, 12 km E of town of Thessalon and 103 km SE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Thessalon
Address 32 Sugarbush Rd
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
 
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Intersection Sugarbush Rd and Maple Ridge Rd
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)