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Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5
Description (Service) Provides culturally appropriate education, programs and support to improve the health of expectant First Nation 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
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Sandy Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sandy Lake First Nation who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant and their infants up to 6 months of age
Application Program registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-774-6182
Fax 807-774-1585
Primary Contact Joyce Sawanas, Prenatal Nutrition Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Jennifer Meekis, Centre Coordinator; Phone: 807-774-1121; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Located In Community Sandy Lake First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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Mailing Address c/o Prenatal Nutrition Program 
PO Box 20 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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)