Sunset Women's Aboriginal Circle

Site: Sunset Women's Aboriginal Circle

Service: Aboriginal Prenatal and Postnatal Support Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides supports and services to help families improve maternal and infant nutritional health by focusing on maternal nourishment, nutrition and breastfeeding
 
Focuses on the following 3 areas:
 
Maternal Nourishment that may include: 
  • Baby food making and nutritional cooking sessions 
  • Healthy snacks and meal information 
  • Milk and food vouchers as well as vitamin supplements
 
Nutrition Screening, Education and Counselling includes: 
  • Education on prenatal nutrition 
  • Understanding food labels 
  • Presentations by dietitians and health specialists 
  • Nutrition screening by Community Health Representative 
  • Individual counselling by nutritionists 
  • Lifestyle counseling for expectant parents
 
Breastfeeding Program includes: 
  • Promotion of breastfeeding initiation and duration 
  • Support groups 
  • Breastfeeding videos and resource materials 
  • Equipment lending for parents of newborns
 
Also coordinates: 
  • Family and cultural events 
  • Parent resource library
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Hudson ; Sioux Lookout
Eligibility
  • Focus is for Aboriginal women who are pregnant, new mothers or with infants under 12 months of age but open to anyone in need of services  
  • Vitamin supplements, milk and food vouchers are only available to women enrolled in the program
Application Program registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Cree; available with advance notice
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-7922
Fax 807-737-7031
Primary Contact Lesley Mathe, Prenatal Nutrition Worker; Phone: 807-737-7922 ext 4
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 26 Second Ave
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
 
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Intersection Second Ave and Fair Ave
Mailing Address c/o Prenatal/Postnatal Support 
PO Box 341 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada