Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5
Description (Service) Offers a comprehensive holistic program for Aboriginal children and their families living on-reserve to prepare young children for school 
  • Strives to meet the emotional, social, health and nutritional needs of children 
  • Offers activities such as family gym time, arts and crafts, breakfast and circle time 
  • Participates in community events and special celebrations
 
Offers daily programs focused on: 
  • Education  
  • Health and nutrition  
  • Native culture and language  
  • Parental and family involvement  
  • Social support
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Sandy Lake First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Sandy Lake First Nation 
  • Children from 15 months to 6 years of age and their families
Application
  • Requires completed registration application and  
  • Child's birth certificate and updated immunization record
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-774-1121
Fax 807-774-4548
Website www.sandylakeecd.knet.ca
Primary Contact Nishtum Head Start Coordinator
Primary Executive Jennifer Meekis, Centre Coordinator; Email: jennifermeekis@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Joan Rae, Health Director; Phone: 807-774-3461; Email: joanrae@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Located In Community Sandy Lake First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nishtum Headstart 
PO Box 20 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)