Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

Site: Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

Service: Dietitian and Nutrition Services

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles and prevention of disease and its complications 
  • Offers individual and group counselling 
  • Hosts baby food making workshops 
  • Supervises individual and group grocery store tours to educate individuals on making healthy food choices, food budgeting and label reading
Topics addressed include: 
  • Celiac disease 
  • Cholestrol and heart health 
  • Diabetes prevention and management 
  • Healthy eating and lifestyle 
  • Hypertension 
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Breast Feeding Program 
  • Offers nutrition advice during pregnancy 
  • Offers breast feeding education 
  • Provides loan of breast pump on first-come basis
Healthy Living Food Box 
  • Operates a community-based food purchasing system that makes fresh fruits and vegetables available to participants  
  • Charges a small fee each month from participants in exchange for a large box of fresh fruits and vegetables
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation - Big Island ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation - Big Grassy ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River District ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing
  • Indigenous people living in the Rainy River District both on/off-reserve 
  • Breast pump loan available to anyone
Application Call for information
Healthy Living Food Box Program 
  • $20 fee for each box of produce 
  • Order and pay for box by first Wed of month at Métis Hall; pick-up third Wed of month at Métis Hall
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees Service - Healthy Living Food Box ; None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3131
Fax Administration 807-274-6280 
Clinic 807-274-3855
Primary Contact Janet Drennan, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Lead; Email:
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 1460 Idylwild Dr
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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Intersection Idlywild Dr and Lake Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 686 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); Ministry of Health Promotion; North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN); Ministry of Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy