Nipissing First Nation

Site: Garden Village - Lawrence Commanda Health Centre

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson Huron 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) 
  • Organizes prenatal classes as needed 
  • Operates a children's library to encourage child literacy
 
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 child development guidance  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Nipissing 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 705-753-3312
Fax 705-753-5087
Website www.nfn.ca
Primary Executive Kayla King, Community Health Nurse and Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-753-3312 ext 2257; Email: chn@nfn.ca
Alternate Executive Kim Lalonde, Health Services Manager; Phone: 705-753-3312 ext 2223; Email: kiml@nfn.ca
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community Garden Village
Address Lawrence Commanda Health Centre
58 Semo Rd
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
 
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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)