Obashkaandagaang First Nation

Site: Health Office

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
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 
  • Milk coupon program  
  • Home visits during child's early years to offer development guidance  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Washagamis Bay First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Obashkaandagaang 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
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-543-2532
Fax 807-543-2964
Primary Executive Crystal Sinclair, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator
Alternate Executive Blanche Ledoux, Health Director
Site Location Reserve is approx 15 km SW of Kenora off Hwy 17E, on peninsula and mainland along N shores of Lake of the Woods
Located In Community Washagamis Bay First Nation
Address McKenzie Portage Rd
Keewatin, ON P0X 1C0
 
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Mailing Address c/o AHBHC 
PO Box 625 
Keewatin, ON P0X 1C0
Physical Access Not 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)