Wahgoshig First Nation

Site: Health Services Centre

Service: Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation 
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 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Wahgoshig First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Wahgoshig 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, French; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-273-2055
Fax 705-273-1612
Website www.wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Primary Contact Tanya Babin, Program Manager; Email: tbabin@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Primary Executive Randal Cox, Health Manager; Phone: 705-273-2055 ext 258; Email: healthmanager@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Site Location Community is 6 km off Hwy 101 approx 45 km E of Matheson, along S shore of Lake Abitibi
Located In Community Wahgoshig First Nation
Address 360 Penatuche Rd
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
PO Box 722 
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
Physical Access Not 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)