Garden River First Nation

Site: Garden River Wellness Centre

Service: Maternal Child Health Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
Monthly program/activities calendar available at Wellness Centre, Healing Lodge, in newsletter and on website
Description (Service) Provides services and programs to enhance the lives of pregnant women and families with infants and young children 
  • Offers the services in conjunction with Algoma Public Health 
  • Provides an Infant Child Development worker on-site weekly 
  • Provides services of an on-site speech language pathologist
  • Coordinates pre-natal classes which include breastfeeding, labour and delivery and after the birth
  • Provides You and Your Baby classes 
  • Offers parent-child drop-in clinics
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-May  
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:15 pm Jun-Aug 
Pre-natal Classes: posted on monthly calendar
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
  • Members of Garden River First Nation with children from birth to 6 years of age 
  • Programs and services may be extended to others based on resources available and/or program/service guidelines
Application Registration required for program participation
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-5710
Fax 705-946-5702
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Rose Sayers, Early Childhood Development Worker; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 223; Email:
Alternate Contact Maxine Lesage, Health Services Supervisor; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 207; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 23 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Pine Hill Dr
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 East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)