Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc

Site: Fort Frances - Scott St

Service: Child's First Initiative Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Works under Jordan's Principle to ensure Indigenous children have access to the essential government funded health, social and educational products, services and supports they need
Focus of the CFI program is to: 
  • Improve access for children to services 
  • Ensure services are culturally appropriate 
  • Ensure services are equitable and accessible regardless of geography 
  • Seek more community-based solutions 
  • Enhance early intervention and prevention services, and 
  • Enable greater community control over services for children and youth
Programs, services and supports can include: 
  • Medical supplies and equipment 
  • Mobility aids 
  • Mental health counselling, assessments and screening 
  • Addiction services 
  • Cultural services from elders 
  • Specialized summer camps 
  • Tutoring services and educational assistants 
  • Speech therapy
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-3 pm, Fri 8 am-2:30 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing
Boundaries West to Big Island/Big Grassy First Nations, East to Lac La Croix First Nation, South to the US/Canada border, North to Onigaming First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
Children 18 years of age and younger with complex care needs from any of the 10 First Nation communities in the Fort Frances Tribal area surrounding the Rainy River catchment area and living on/off reserve
  • Open to referrals from any source 
  • Services are provided in the home, at school, in the community or any location that works best for the child and/or family
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-2042
Toll Free Phone Jordan's Principle 1-855-572-4453
Fax 807-274-2050
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Sheila Jackson, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Alternate Contact Ashlee Grimard, Director of Health Services; Email:
Site Location Next to the Shopper's Drug Store
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 375 Scott St
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1H1
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Intersection Scott St and Victoria Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 608 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)