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United Native Friendship Centre
Indigenous Prenatal Nutrition Program

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Provides culturally appropriate education, programs and support to improve the health of expectant Aboriginal women and their babies
  • Promotes pre/post natal nutrition and healthy lifestyles
  • Provides information and support for all stages of pregnancy, including preparation for labour and delivery
  • Provides breastfeeding education and information
  • Offers adult and teen individual and group prenatal classes
  • Offers home and hospital visits
  • Provides infant formula and baby food to individuals in an emergency situation
  • Provides an infant weigh scale for use anytime
  • Provides referrals to other supports and services
  • Provides cultural craft times and teachings

Nutrition Education
  • Teaches about shopping on a budget
  • Advises on pre/postnatal nutrition and food supplements
  • Offers information and education about gardening

Our Family Circle
  • Offers fellowship and information on parenting and related topics for parents
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-AugNutrition Education: times varyOur Family Circle: Wed 1 pm, Sep-Jun
Eligibility
Urban Aboriginal women who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant and their infants up to 6 months of age
Application Process
  • Requires a signed consent form and completion of a program intake form
  • Call ahead to reserve breast pump or infant car seat, rented on first come basis
Fees
Service - Small fee for rental of electric breast pumps and infant car seats ; None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 22, 2019

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