Atikokan Native Friendship Centre
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Provides culturally appropriate education, programs and support to improve the health of Indigenous women and their babies
  • Gives presentations on prenatal and postnatal health and healthy life choices
  • Arranges home and hospital visits from prenatal worker
  • Plans and supervises exercise groups for pre/postnatal women
  • Provides aquafit vouchers

Baby and Me
  • Provides group support through weekly talking and sharing circles
  • Encourages relating personal experiences
  • Offers guest speakers occasionally to talk on related topics

Breastfeeding Program
  • Provides information and instruction concerning appropriate techniques for nursing an infant for expectant parents or new mothers
  • Loans out breastfeeding pumps and other related equipment

Cooking Together
  • Provides a weekly lunch program; families plan, prepare and eat a healthy meal together
  • Provides grocery budgeting and shopping advice

Fruit Basket
  • Provides fruit/vegetable vouchers and vitamin supplements to enhance healthy pregnancy
  • Provides child care for one hour per week for any reason
  • Provides an informal afternoon of socialization, information sharing and to pick up fruit baskets and vegetable vouchers
  • Fruit and vegetable vouchers have a $15 value, for use at Foodland
  • Aquafit vouchers for use at Atikokan Municipal Swimming Pool
Off-reserve pre/postnatal Indigenous women including infants up to 6 months of age and their families

Parent Relief
  • Priority given to low income families and medical appointments
Application Process
Register for programs at office
Aquafit Voucher
  • Available as often as requested through Prenatal coordinator
Breastfeeding Program
  • Call office to make arrangements; loaned out on first come basis
Parent Relief
  • Requires advance booking with Prenatal Coordinator; space is limited
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On November 6, 2019

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