Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre

Site: Site 2

Service: Canada Prenatal and Nutrition Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Offers culturally relevant supports and programs focused on improving the health of mothers and their infants 
  • Provides individual and group counselling 
  • Offers pre/post natal classes 
  • Coordinates First Aid/CPR workshops 
  • Provides emergency food and supplies including diapers, wipes, formula and prenatal vitamins  
  • Provides emergency clothing and furniture, based upon availability 
  • Provides education and information sessions about good parenting skills and lifestyle issues affecting the health of an infant such as smoking, alcohol and family violence 
  • Offers referrals to other services and counselling
 
Aqua Tots 
  • Provides swimming sessions for moms and infants
 
Breastfeeding Program 
  • Offers one on one support 
  • Provides education on healthy living including effects of substances 
  • Loans out breast pump 
  • Offers smoking cessation support for moms and dads
 
Infant Massage 
  • Provides infant massage sessions twice per year 
  • Can provide the sessions year-round on a one-on-one basis as needed
 
Transportation Program 
  • Provides transportation for errands, grocery shopping and medical appointments 
  • Arranges for taxi when driver not available
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Evening and weekend sessions available upon request
Areas Served Balmertown ; Cochenour ; Ear Falls ; Madsen ; McKenzie Island ; Red Lake
Eligibility
  • Pre/post natal, off-reserve, at-risk Aboriginal mothers and infants up to 6 months of age or older if required and requested by family 
  • Offers on-reserve support
Application Intake assessment required
 
Breastfeeding Program 
  • Pump loaned on first come basis
 
Transportation Program 
  • Must make arrangements 2 days prior to required time
Languages English ; French - Staff person, no services provided ; Spanish - Staff person, sessions can be provided in Spanish ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Cree, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-727-3000
Toll Free Phone 1-877-886-8988
Fax 807-727-3790
E-Mail friends@rlifc.ca
Website www.rlifc.ca
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Primary Contact Keerie Kobelka, Coordinator; Phone: 807-727-2847 ext 23; Email: prenatal@rlifc.ca
Primary Executive Donald Copenace, Executive Director; Phone: 807-727-2847 ext 224; Email: director@rlifc.ca
Alternate Executive Monique Tougas, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-727-3000 ext 26; Email: operations@rlifc.ca
Site Location Close to Kinsmen Beach
Located In Community Red Lake
Address Training & Conference Center
114 Forestry Rd
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
 
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Intersection Forestry Rd and Sunset Rd
Mailing Address c/o CPNP 
PO Box 244 
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal