Nipissing First Nation

Site: Garden Village - Lawrence Commanda Health Centre

Service: Early Childhood Development Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides a program focused on assisting on-reserve families to provide the best health and social development for their young children 
  • Strives to meet the emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs of the child 
  • Offers programs that will culturally connect and spiritually root children in the traditional language and history of family, community and Nation 
  • Involves parents, elders and community members as much as possible
Provides the following: 
  • A variety of school readiness programs such as learning shapes and numbers, building vocabulary and reading, and "School's Cool" which introduces children to school and bus routines 
  • Active Parenting Program, which provides support and information about parenting topics 
  • Family drop-in times 
  • Community Kitchen sessions for families cooking together
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nipissing First Nation with children 0-6 years of age who are living on-reserve
Application Call to register
Languages English ; Ojibway ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-753-2050 Ext 3001
Fax 705-753-5087
Primary Contact Brandie Fong, Manager of Children's Services; Phone: 705-753-3312; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community Garden Village
Address Lawrence Commanda Health Centre
58 Semo Rd
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Provincial - North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)