Deer Lake First Nation

Site: Deer Lake Health Centre - Mailing Address

Service: Women and Child Community Nutrition Educator

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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 culturally appropriate and specific nutrition education to women and children 
  • Provides practical tips and advice on a variety of nutrition issues 
  • Provides information and workshops on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) 
  • Offers nutrition education in community school classrooms
Target groups include: 
  • Pregnant women 
  • New mothers 
  • Elders raising children
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, have children up to 5 years of age or elders raising children 
  • Provides long term support for families who require additional services
Application Intake assessment 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 Tara Rae, Nutrition Educator; 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 Women & Child Community Nutrition 
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)