Sandy Lake First Nation

Site: Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5
Description (Service)
  • Delivers a parenting support program and promotes healthy child development 
  • Coordinates services in partnership with the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder/Fetal Alcohol Effects Program 
  • 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
Hours Mon- Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Sandy Lake First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Sandy Lake 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 - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 807-774-5438 
807-774-6131
Fax 807-774-1585
Website sandylake.firstnation.ca/?q=sandy-lake-health-authority
Primary Contact Gail Anishinabie, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Email: gailanishinabie@knet.ca
Primary Executive Jennifer Meekis, Centre Director; Email: jennifermeekis@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Joan Rae, Health Director; Phone: 807-774-3461; Email: joanrae@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Located In Community Sandy Lake First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
PO Box 20 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)