Rainy River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Diabetes Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services  
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)  
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Provides education and services for the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes 
  • Provides case management and screening services 
  • Works to reduce the number of avoidable complications that can arise from uncontrolled diabetes 
  • Advises on developing and implementing an approach to care and management of diabetes 
  • Assists individuals in finding appropriate services 
  • Provides referrals to other health care professionals and the Northern Diabetes Health Network
 
Provides programs and services including: 
  • Annual poker walk for all ages with grand prizes 
  • Basic foot care clinics 
  • Breakfast and lunch programs 
  • Community kitchen 
  • Fitness and nutrition programs 
  • Glucose monitoring 
  • Pre-natal education 
  • School diabetes program 
  • Support groups
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Rainy River First Nation living with diabetes or at-risk
Application Appointments recommended
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-482-2479
Fax 807-482-1502
Website rainyriverfirstnations.com/administration/departments/health/
Primary Contact Laura Cridland, Health Services Secretary; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 240
Primary Executive Joanne Ogden, Community Health Nurse; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 242; Email: j.ogden@bellnet.ca
Alternate Executive Dean Wilson, Director of Administration; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 229; Email: d.wilson@bellnet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 40 km W of Fort Frances and 5 km W of Emo along the shores of Rainy River adjacent to Hwy 11
Located In Community Rainy River First Nation
Address 6 Manitou Rapids Dr
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Diabetes Health 
PO Box 450 
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Physical Access Not 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)