North Spirit Lake First Nation

Site: Stanley Rae Memorial Health Station

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #5
Description (Service) Delivers a parenting support program and promotes healthy child development 
  • Provides group information and educational sessions on topics about healthy pregnancy, birth and taking care of baby at home 
  • Provides information on the stages of pregnancy  
  • Offers parents handbook of pregnancy and baby care (Baby's Best Chance)
 
Program participants are provided with:  
  • 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  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served North Spirit Lake First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of North Spirit Lake First Nation with children under 6 years of age  
  • Aboriginal children at-risk
Application
  • Program registration required  
  • Requires prior arrangements for home visits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-776-0019
Fax 807-776-0063
Primary Contact Betsy Mckay, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Email: betsymckay@knet.ca
Primary Executive Susan Rae, Health Director; Email: susanrae40@gmail.com
Site Location Community is approx 170 km NE of Red Lake on SW shore of North Spirit Lake
Located In Community North Spirit Lake First Nation
Address Airport Rd
North Spirit Lake, ON P0V 2G0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
Stanley Rae Memorial Heath Station 
North Spirit Lake, ON P0V 2G0
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)