Moose Cree First Nation

Site: Moose Factory Health Centre

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) 
  • Organizes prenatal classes as needed 
  • Operates a children's library to encourage child literacy
 
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 child development guidance  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
 
Also offers following programs: 
  • Baby Basics which provides participants with disposable diapers, shampoo, wipes and baby lotion 
  • Buckle Up Car Seats which loans infant car seats and booster seats for up to 2 weeks 
  • Community Kitchen with teaching healthy cooking classes that encourage nutritious meal planning and preparation 
  • Food Bank which provides non perishable food items to program participants in an emergency situation 
  • Healthy Living Vouchers that provide pregnant or breastfeeding mothers with twice monthly vouchers to be used in exchange for nutritious food items including milk, vegetables and fruit 
  • Prenatal Meal Bags which provide participants with a recipe and all the ingredients to make a healthy meal at home twice per month
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Moose Factory
Eligibility
  • Members of Moose Cree First Nation with children younger than 6 years of age 
  • Aboriginal children at-risk
 
Community Kitchen 
Open to any interested community members 
 
Healthy Living Vouchers 
Only available for pregnant or breastfeeding women
Application
  • Program registration required for every program  
  • Requires prior arrangements for home visits 
  • Contact program coordinator for specific requirements of all programs
 
Buckle Up Car Seats 
Requires a refundable deposit
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-658-4220
Fax 705-658-4136
Website www.moosecree.com
Primary Executive Rita Echum, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Email: rita.echum@moosecree.com
Alternate Executive Christina Linklater, Community Health Coordinator; Email: christina.linklater@moosecree.com
Site Location Community is on Factory Island near mouth of Moose River on James Bay, 300 km N of Timmins
Located In Community Moose Factory
Address Moose Factory
 
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Mailing Address c/o Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
PO Box 190 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)