United Native Friendship Centre

Site: Circle of Life Centre

Service: Indigenous Prenatal Nutrition Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides culturally appropriate education, programs and support to improve the health of expectant Aboriginal women and their babies 
  • Promotes pre/post natal nutrition and healthy lifestyles 
  • Provides information and support for all stages of pregnancy, including preparation for labour and delivery 
  • Provides breastfeeding education and information 
  • Offers adult and teen individual and group prenatal classes 
  • Offers home and hospital visits 
  • Provides infant formula and baby food to individuals in an emergency situation 
  • Provides an infant weigh scale for use anytime 
  • Provides referrals to other supports and services 
  • Provides cultural craft times and teachings
Nutrition Education 
  • Teaches about shopping on a budget 
  • Advises on pre/postnatal nutrition and food supplements 
  • Offers information and education about gardening
Our Family Circle 
  • Offers fellowship and information on parenting and related topics for parents
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug 
Nutrition Education: times vary 
Our Family Circle: Wed 1 pm, Sep-Jun
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Urban Aboriginal women who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant and their infants up to 6 months of age
  • Requires a signed consent form and completion of a program intake form 
  • Call ahead to reserve breast pump or infant car seat, rented on first come basis
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees Service - Small fee for rental of electric breast pumps and infant car seats ; None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8541
Toll Free Phone 1-877-496-9034
Fax 807-274-4067
E-Mail inquiry@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/aboriginal-prenatal-nutrition
Primary Contact Sarah DeGagne, Prenatal Nutrition Worker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 286; Email: sdegagne@unfc.org
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 616 Mowat Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
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Intersection Mowat Ave and 1st St E
Mailing Address c/o Family Resource Centre 
PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)