Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation

Site: Esiniiwab Health Centre - 509 Beach Rd

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC)  
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  
  • Home visits during child's early years to offer development guidance  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
 
Community Kitchen 
Teaches a cooking class to parents with a focus on healthy nutritious meals
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Alternate Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members and residents of Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation with children younger than 6 years of age 
  • Aboriginal children at-risk
Application
  • Program registration required  
  • Requires prior arrangements for home visits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-488-5457 
807-488-5606
Toll Free Phone 1-888-424-9060
Fax 807-488-9644
E-Mail bghealth@outlook.com
Website www.biggrassy.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Executive Deborah Whetzel, Health Director; Email: bghealthdirector@outlook.com
Alternate Executive Rachel Copenace, Early Childhood Worker; Phone: 807-488-9905; Email: rachelann@live.ca
Site Location Community is 130 km NW of Fort Frances, off Hwy 621 along SE shores of Lake of the Woods
Located In Community Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
Address Esiniiwab Health Centre
509 Beach Rd, Big Grassy River First Nation
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
PO Box 425 
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN); Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)