United Native Friendship Centre

Site: Circle of Life Centre

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Description (Service) Delivers a parenting support program and promotes child development 
  • Offers individual prenatal classes on an as needed basis  
  • Provides information on the stages of pregnancy 
  • Provides assistance with transportation to appointments and other services 
 
Program participants are provided with: 
  • Free milk coupons  
  • 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
 
Car Seat Inspections 
  • Provides trained inspections for child and infant car seats 
  • Provides information on regulations concerning child car seats
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug 
Car Seat Inspections: call to book appointment during regular business hours
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
 
  • Individuals and families with children under 6 years of age 
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
Application
  • Requires a signed consent form and completion of program intake form 
  • Must make prior arrangements for transportation assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8541
Toll Free Phone 1-877-496-9034
Fax 807-274-4067
E-Mail inquiry@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/aboriginal-healthy-babies
Primary Contact Christa Bruyere, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Coordinator; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 285 * (Cell) 807-274-7175; Email: cbruyere@unfc.org
Primary Executive Sheila McMahon, Executive Director; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 227; Email: smcmahon@unfc.org
Alternate Executive Melanie McPherson, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 230; Email: mmcpherson@unfc.org
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 616 Mowat Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
 
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Intersection Mowat Ave and 1st St E
Mailing Address c/o Circle of Life Centre 
PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)