Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - Railway St

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Description (Service) Delivers a parenting support program and promotes child development 
  • Offers group and individual parenting sessions on topics of interest  
  • Provides information on the stages of pregnancy  
  • Teaches about preparation for parenting and caregiving 
  • Provides parenting awareness and healthy sexuality education, including pregnancy options directed to teenagers or young women and men  
  • Provides assistance with transportation to appointments and other services 
  • Incorporates Native traditional teachings, language and cultural approach into the delivery of the program 
  • Early intervention and prevention screening
Program participants are provided with: 
  • Welcome basket for new births; weighs babies  
  • 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 
  • Breast feeding support and supplies 
  • Referrals to other programs and services
Car Seat Inspections  
  • Provides trained inspections in partnership with OPP for child and infant car seats  
  • Provides information on regulations concerning child car seats
  • Healthy Parent Group offered every Wed 11 am-2 pm (transportation provided) 
  • 12 week Native Traditional Parent Course offered twice a year (registration required)
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Kenora District
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
  • Individuals and families with children under 6 years of age 
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Aboriginal peoples, youth and teenagers
  • Open to referrals from any source; self-referral accepted for families requiring support in the home 
  • Intake assessment required 
  • Requires advance registration
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-5440
Fax 807-468-5340
Primary Contact Carol Hanslip, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Program Coordinator; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 232; Email:
Primary Executive Patti Fairfield, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 222; Email:
Alternate Executive Lisa Savoyard, Receptionist
Site Location Beside the ICG Propane Building
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1301 Railway St
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
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Intersection Railway St and Gould Rd
Mailing Address c/o Carol Hanslip 
PO Box 241 
1301 Railway St 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1976
Funding Provincial ; Federal