Wahnapitae First Nation

Site: Centre of Excellence

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
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 Health Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Summer: Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8 am-12 noon
Areas Served Wahnapitae First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Wahnapitae First Nation with children 6 years of age and younger  
  • 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 705-858-7700
Fax 705-858-5570
Website www.wahnapitaefirstnation.com
Primary Contact Debbie Plain McGregor, Child and Youth Worker; Phone: 705-858-0610 ext 221; Email: debbie.pmcgregor@wahnapitaefn.com
Primary Executive Lynn Cote, Health Director; Phone: 705-858-7700 ext 222 * (Cell) 705-920-2885; Email: lynn.cote@wahnapitaefn.com
Site Location Community is approx 50 km N of Sudbury, near Capreol on NW shores of Wanapitei Lake
Located In Community Wahnapitae First Nation
Address 259 Taighwenini Trail Rd
Capreol, ON P0M 1H0
 
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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)