Ginoogaming First Nation

Site: New Ginoogaming Health Centre

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
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) 
  • Organizes prenatal classes as needed 
  • Operates a children's library to encourage child literacy
 
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 child development guidance  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ginoogaming First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Ginoogaming First Nation with children under 6 years of age 
  • First Nation children at-risk
Application
  • Program registration required  
  • Requires prior arrangements for home visits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-876-2732 
807-876-2834
Fax 807-876-1614
Website www.ginoogaming.ca
Primary Executive Vanessa Legarde, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Email: vanessa.legarde@ginoogamingfn.ca
Alternate Executive Sheri Taylor, Health Director; Email: sheri.taylor@ginoogamingfn.ca
Site Location Community is 40 km E of Geraldton on Hwy 11, on N shore of Long Lake immediately S of Longlac
Located In Community Longlac
Address 203 Balsam Rd
Longlac, ON P0T 2A0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
PO Box 89 
Longlac, ON P0T 2A0
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)