Deer Lake First Nation

Site: Deer Lake Health Centre - Mailing Address

Service: Maternal Child Health Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5
Description (Service)
  • Provides services and programs to enhance the lives of pregnant women and families with infants and young children 
  • Provides screening of new mothers 
  • Offers individual counselling services for pregnancy, child development concerns and related issues 
  • Promotes breast feeding 
  • Offers welcome home bags with baby supplies to all new mothers 
  • Provides baby supplies to low-income families
 
Offers education and information on various topics including: 
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness 
  • Child nutrition issues 
  • Healthy cooking and shopping for families 
  • Prenatal nutrition
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Deer Lake First Nation who are pregnant or new parents with children up to 18 months of age 
  • Provides long term support for families who require additional services 
  • Low-income families eligible for baby supplies; contact Program Coordinator
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-775-2226 
807-775-9770
Fax 807-775-9772
Website www.deerlake.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Maternal Child Health Coordinator
Alternate Executive Garylene Meekis, Health Director; Email: garylenemeekis@knet.ca
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Located In Community Deer Lake First Nation
Address Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Maternal Child Health 
Box 352 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
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)