M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: M'Chigeeng Health Centre

Service: Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Manitoulin Island Treaty
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) 
  • Plans and supervises special events and activities for participants such as camping trips
 
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 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm--4:30 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of M'Chigeeng 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 - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-5347
Fax 705-377-5090
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Contact Charlene Beaudin, Receptionist and Data Entry Clerk; Phone: 705-377-5347 ext 200; Email: charleneb@mchigeeng.ca
Primary Executive Crystal Taibossigai-McCauley, Partner in Parenting; Phone: 705-377-5347 ext 217; Email: crystalt@mchigeeng.ca
Alternate Executive Deanna Sampson-Beaudin, Partner in Parenting; Phone: 705-377-5347 ext 220; Email: deannas@mchigeeng.ca
Site Location Community of M'Chigeeng is located in the center of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
Located In Community M'Chigeeng First Nation
Address 689A Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
 
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Intersection Hwy 551 and Park Rd
Mailing Address c/o Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
PO Box 308 
M'Chigeeng Health Centre 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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 East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)