Atikokan Native Friendship Centre

Site: Atikokan Native Friendship Centre

Service: Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program

Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Fruit and vegetable vouchers have a $10 value, for use at Foodland 
  • Aquafit vouchers for use at Atikokan Municipal Swimming Pool
Description (Service) Provides culturally appropriate education, programs and support to improve the health of Aboriginal women and their babies 
  • Gives presentations on prenatal and postnatal health and healthy life choices 
  • Arranges home and hospital visits from prenatal worker 
  • Plans and supervises exercise groups for pre/postnatal women 
  • Provides aquafit vouchers
 
Baby and Me 
  • Provides group support through a weekly talking and sharing circles 
  • Encourages relating personal experiences 
  • Offers guest speakers occasionally to talk on related topics
 
Breastfeeding Program 
  • Provides information and instruction concerning appropriate techniques for nursing an infant for expectant parents or new mothers 
  • Loans out breastfeeding pumps and other related equipment
 
Cooking Together 
  • Provides a weekly lunch program; families plan, prepare and eat a healthy meal together 
  • Provides grocery budgeting and shopping advice
 
Fruit Basket 
  • Provides fruit/vegetable vouchers and vitamin supplements to enhance healthy pregnancy
 
Parent Relief 
  • Provides child care for one hour per week for any reason
 
Stork Club 
  • Provides an informal afternoon of socialization, information sharing and to pick up fruit baskets and vegetable vouchers
Hours Office: Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm 
Fruit/Vegetable Voucher pick-up: Sep-Jun: Wed 8:30 am-4 pm; Jul-Aug: Wed 8:30 am-3 pm 
Parent Relief: Tue 10 am-11:30 am
Areas Served Atikokan
Eligibility Off-reserve pre/postnatal Aboriginal women including infants up to 6 months of age and their families
 
Parent Relief 
  • Priority given to low income families and medical appointments
Application Register for programs at office
 
Aquafit Voucher 
  • Available as often as requested through Prenatal coordinator
 
Breastfeeding Program 
  • Call office to make arrangements; loaned out on first come basis
 
Parent Relief 
  • Requires advance booking with Prenatal Coordinator; space is limited
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-597-1213
Fax 807-597-1473
E-Mail anfcgeneral@gmail.com
Primary Contact Terry Sabean, Aboriginal Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Coordinator; Phone: 807-597-1213 ext 211
Primary Executive Sarah Laurich, Executive Director; Phone: 807-597-1213 ext 201; Email: sarahlaurich@gmail.com
Site Location Next to M&C Motors
Located In Community Atikokan
Address 309 Main St W
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
 
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Intersection Main St and Marks St
Mailing Address PO Box 1510 
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1983
Funding Provincial ; Federal
Elections Annual meeting - September