Firefly

Site: Kenora - Minto Ave

Service: Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Promotes the health and nutrition of pregnant women, new mothers and their babies 
  • Administers the program for Firefly Northwest
 
Provides a range of services including: 
  • Breast feeding education 
  • Dietary assessments 
  • Food preparation training 
  • Food vouchers and vitamin supplements to participants 
  • Nutritional counselling 
  • Prenatal courses  
  • Referrals to other service providers 
  • Transportation to attend the program
 
Breast Pump Program 
  • Provides the rental of hospital grade breast pumps to new mothers 
  • Offers instructions for use when required
Hours Tue-Fri 10 am-3:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility
  • Pregnant women, new mothers and their infants up to 6 months of age 
  • Focus is on high-risk mothers such as teens but open to everyone 
  • Must be registered in program to receive any of the services provided
Application Program registration required
 
Breast Pump Program 
  • Limited supply of pumps are rented on first-come basis  
  • Priority given to high-needs mothers
Languages English
Fees Service - Minimal rental fee for breast pump ; None ; Attachment kit one-time fee of $30
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-467-2765
Fax 807-468-8391
E-Mail minto@kmts.ca
Website www.fireflynw.ca/programs-and-services/healthy-starts-program-canada-prenatal-and-nutrition-program/
Primary Executive Julie Lessard, Prenatal Nutrition Program Coordinator
Alternate Executive Karen Ingebrigtson, Chief Executive Officer, Firefly Northwest; Phone: 1-800-465-7203
Site Location Minto Avenue Best Start Hub building
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1181 Minto Ave, Unit 26
Kenora, ON P9N 3K1
 
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Intersection Minto Ave and Minto Dr
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada ; Grants - Regional Community Foundation