Nipissing First Nation

Site: Garden Village - Lawrence Commanda Health Centre

Service: Maternal Child Health 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 services and programs to enhance the lives of women in prenatal period and their families with infants and young children 
Offers education and information on various topics including: 
  • Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Parenting and Child Development 
  • Screening for postpartum and early Childhood 
  • Immunizations 
  • Linkages to community resources including Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP), Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC), and Postpartum support services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing First Nation
  • Members of Nipissing First Nation who are pregnant or new parents and have young children younger than 6 years of age 
  • Provides linkages to community resources for families who require additional services
Application Intake assessment for Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC) required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-753-3312
Fax 705-753-5087
Primary Contact Rosella Kinoshameg, Maternal Child Health Nurse; Phone: 705-753-3312 ext 2227; Email:
Alternate Contact Kim Lalonde, Health Services Manager; Phone: 705-753-3312 ext 2223; 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 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 - 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)