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Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre
Child Life Program & Child and Youth Program

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Description
  • Provides programs and services to support children, youth and their families
  • Offers referrals to external agencies as required

Child and Youth Program
  • Works one on one with children and youth to address specific issues that are affecting them such as obesity, bullying or school struggles
  • Runs a pre-school check-up clinic during the summer for children who will be starting Kindergarten that September; includes general health and development assessment, immunization update, and dental, vision and FASD screening
  • Provides accompaniment for children and their family during medical visits if desired

Child Life Program
Provides access to a Child Life Specialist who works specifically in health care settings and can provide:
  • Accompaniment to regular clinic appointments
  • Preparation for medical procedures
  • Explanation and support of health diagnoses
  • Grief and bereavement support
  • Coordination of play time and therapy through art projects
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Eligibility
Indigenous children and youth under the age of 18 years

Age Requirements: Ages: 18 year(s) and under;
Application Process
  • Call to make arrangements for Child Life Specialist (CLS) consultations and services
  • Children and youth encouraged to drop-in with concerns, work on art or homework or to play a game
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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