Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

Site: Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

Service: Aboriginal Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Child Nutrition Program

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides education and information on the consequences of alcohol consumption during pregnancy 
  • Offers individual and group counselling sessions 
  • Offers parenting classes 
  • Provides information sessions for teens
 
Advises on the following: 
  • Alcohol Related Birth Defects (ARBD) 
  • Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND) 
  • Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) 
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) 
  • Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (PFAS)
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation - Big Island ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation - Big Grassy River ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River District ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing
Eligibility Aboriginal people living in the Rainy River District both on/off-reserve
Application Call to register for counselling and sessions
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3131
Fax Administration 807-274-6280 
Clinic 807-274-3855
E-Mail info@gizhac.com
Website www.gizhac.com
Primary Executive Brenda McPherson, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Worker; Email: bmcpherson@gizhac.com
Alternate Executive Lana Smith, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Worker; Email: lsmith@gizhac.com
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 1460 Idylwild Dr
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
 
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Intersection Idlywild Dr and Lake Rd
Mailing Address Box 686 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); Ministry of Health Promotion; North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN); Ministry of Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy