Attawapiskat First Nation

Site: Attawapiskat Health Centre

Service: Neepeeshowan Midwives

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • 'Neepeeshowan’ is Cree for a blooming flower 
  • There are approx 50 births per year in Attawapiskat
Description (Service) Provides prenatal, postnatal and labour and delivery services for all pregnant women in the community 
  • Accesses admitting privileges at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority 
  • Provides skilled physical and emotional support during labour 
  • Provides clinical monitoring after birth 
  • Works with other health professionals to share care of clients if concerns arise during pregnancy, labour, birth or postpartum 
  • Provides access to midwifery education when possible
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Services Mon-Sun 24 hours as needed
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation ; Fort Albany ; Moose Factory ; Moosonee ; Includes all communities in the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA)
  • Female members of Attawapiskat First Nation and Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) communities who are experiencing low-risk pregnancy 
  • High-risk pregnancies are flown out of community at 38 weeks
  • Requires booked appointments 
  • When necessary and possible, clients are flown out by plane or helicopter
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
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Contact Information
Office Phone Midwifery Program 705-997-2442 
Health Centre 705-997-2149
Fax 705-997-2332
Primary Contact Christine Roy, Director General and Registered Midwife
Alternate Contact Shirley Gagnon, Health Services Director; Phone: 705-997-1152; Email:
Site Location Community is located on W James Bay near mouth of Attawapiskat River, 160 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Attawapiskat First Nation
Address Attawapiskat First Nation, ON P0L 1A0
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Mailing Address c/o Neepeeshowan Midwives 
PO Box 224 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2013
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)