Fort Albany First Nation

Site: Peetabeck Health Services

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
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 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Fort Albany First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members and residents of Fort Albany 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 - Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway, French; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-278-1131
Fax 705-278-1069
E-Mail info@fortalbanyfn.com
Primary Executive Gigi Veeraraghavan, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator
Alternate Executive Giselle Kataquapit, Health Director; Email: giselekataquapit@phsmail.com
Site Location Community is along S shore of Albany River and on Sinclair Island at mouth of Albany River on James Bay, 450 km N of Timmins
Located In Community Fort Albany First Nation
Address 7 School Rd
Fort Albany, ON P0L 1H0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
PO Box 181 
Fort Albany, ON P0L 1H0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)