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Organization: Paawidigong First Nations Forum - Health Services  
Phone Numbers: 807-223-5080
Fax: 807-223-5012
Email: info@pfnf.ca
Website: www.pfnf.ca
Address:
PO Box 326
Dryden, ON
P8N 2Z1
Street
Address
:
105 King St
Dryden
 
Intersection: King St and Kirkpatrick Ave
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Rita Letourneau - Executive Director
807-223-5080 ext 225
Contacts: Heidi Compardo - Administrative Assistant
807-223-5080 ext 223
Service Description: Provides culturally appropriate health programs and services to the member First Nation communities

Located at King St near Kirkpatrick Ave just down the street from the Dryden Post Office

Provides culturally appropriate health programs and services to the member First Nation communities
  • Promotes overall health and enhanced quality of life for community members
  • Offers holistic health and social services that combine traditional values and cultural beliefs with modern practices
  • Promotes spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being through a two-week program at the Healing Lodge
  • Oversees the development of a full range of promotion, prevention and intervention services
  • Ensures the needed resources are available in communities
  • Provides services in the Anishinawbe language whenever possible
  • Advocates for members in accessing services outside the community

Administers the following programs:
  • Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI)
  • Aboriginal Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Child Nutrition Program (CNP)
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC)
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy, Community Wellness Worker Program (CWW)
  • Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy, Community Development Support Worker Program (CDSW)
  • Community Health Promotion and Injury/Illness Prevention (CHPI/IP)
  • Diabetes Nurse and Education Program

Health Services Integration Fund (HSIF)
  • Works as an initiative to support collaborative planning between First Nation groups, agencies, provincial ministries and Health Canada to meet the health care needs of First Nations people
  • Focus is on mental health and addictions services, especially prescription drug abuse



Fees: None
Application: Services are accessed at a local level in individual communities
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: First Nation peopl living in the communities within the Dryden Tribal Area
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Language Note: Ojibway, Oji-Cree interpretation available upon request
Area(s) Served:
Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation  
See Also: Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on July 16, 2018

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Updated July 16, 2018
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