Deer Lake First Nation

Site: GW Children's Centre - Mailing Address

Service: Aboriginal Head Start 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)
  • Operates on-reserve Aboriginal Head Start program to prepare young children for school years 
  • Strives to meet the emotional, social, health and nutritional needs of children 
  • Offers activities such as family gym time, arts and crafts, and circle time 
  • Provides breakfast and lunch to children in program 
  • Participates in community events and special celebrations
Offers daily programs focused on: 
  • Education  
  • Health and nutrition  
  • Native culture and language  
  • Parental and family involvement  
  • Social support
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
  • Members of Deer Lake First Nation 
  • Children from 15 months to 6 years of age and their families
  • Requires completed registration application and  
  • Child's birth certificate and updated immunization record
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-775-9797
Fax 807-775-9393
Primary Contact Brad Meekis, Program Supervisor
Alternate Contact Garylene Meekis, Health Director; Phone: 807-775-2226; Fax: 807-775-9772; 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 AHSOR 
Box 39 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)