Deer Lake First Nation

Site: Deer Lake Health Centre - Mailing Address

Service: Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5
Description (Service)
  • Provides supports and services to help families improve maternal and infant nutritional health
Focuses on the following 3 areas:
Maternal Nourishment that may include: 
  • Baby food making and nutritional cooking sessions 
  • Healthy snacks and meal information 
  • Milk and food vouchers as well as vitamin supplements
Nutrition Screening, Education and Counselling includes: 
  • Education on prenatal nutrition 
  • Understanding food labels 
  • Presentations by dietitians and health specialists 
  • Nutrition screening by Community Health Representative 
  • Individual counselling by nutritionists
Breastfeeding Program includes: 
  • Promotion of breastfeeding initiation and duration 
  • Support groups 
  • Breastfeeding videos and resource materials
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
  • Members of Deer Lake First Nation who are pregnant, new mothers or with infants under 12 months of age 
  • Vitamin supplements, milk and food vouchers are only available to women enrolled in the program
Application Program registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-775-2226 
Fax 807-775-9772
Primary Contact Andrea Rae, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Garylene Meekis, Health Director; Email:
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Located In Community Deer Lake First Nation
Address Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
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Mailing Address c/o Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program 
Box 352 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
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)