McDowell Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Brighter Futures Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Offers a variety of programming to support expecting parents and families with young children 
  • Programs support healthy pregnancies, child development and family living
 
Program participants are provided access to: 
  • Emergency food, if required  
  • Facilitated parenting groups  
  • Free clothing exchange  
  • Home visits post birth to offer support to new mothers  
  • Home visits pre birth to prepare family for new arrival  
  • Indoor playground  
  • Prenatal food supplements  
  • Prenatal nutrition groups
 
Note: Transportation and child care is available to all participants
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served McDowell Lake First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of McDowell Lake First Nation 
  • Expectant parents and families with children under 6 years of age
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 807-735-1381 Ext 1308
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-3740
Fax Main 807-727-9494 
807-727-9494
Website www.mcdowelllake.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Mary Lawson, Mental Health Worker; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 6001
Primary Executive Michelle Woloshen, Health Director; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1317; Email: michellewoloshen@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Lorna Dansereau, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1308; Email: lornadansereau@knet.ca
Site Location Band Office is located in Red Lake, Community is located approx 155 km NE of Red Lake on central W shore of McDowell Lake
Located In Community Red Lake
Address 146 Howey St, Unit 202
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
 
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Mailing Address c/o McDowell Lake Health Dept 
PO Box 321 
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
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 - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)