Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

The purpose of this program is to provide the best opportunities for healthy development for children up to 6 years of age. Supporting you and your family!

Program Overview
In additional to regular home visits, M’Chigeeng Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program hosts one social per month This gives families a chance to:

* Socialize with other families
* Learn about traditional teachings
* Learn new inexpensive crafts and games in a group setting
* Listen to guest speakers, topics include; healthy eating, school readiness, fussy eaters, etc.
* Learn about other services

Program Components

Prenatal Support

  • Traditional Teachings
  • Pregnancy & Birth
  • Midwifery
  • Referrals as needed

Post-Natal Support

  • Establishing contact and offering services
  • Nutrition and health eating
  • Caring for infants and children including extended family

Home Visiting

  • Promotes early learning – one family at a time
  • Improves access to community services
  • Connects families & resources, children can grow up healthy & ready to learn
  • Reduces isolation,
  • Cultural approach to supporting families

Assessing Strengths and Identifying Needs

  • Family Strengths, Assessment Process
  • Identifying available resources

Client-Based Services

  • Home Visiting
  • Intake and information gathering
  • Providing family support
  • Information and education to the family
  • Provide post-natal contact within 72 hours of returning home with baby
  • Family Service Plan
  • Intended to identify and build program/service links
  • Identify additional support or resources that may be required
  • Referring the client/family to other screening and support services
  • Service plans are reviewed and updated as required
  • Service Coordination
  • Connect or linking the family to programs and services to support baby/child healthy development, eg. Dietician, Nurses, Social Service Workers, Midwives, Community Health Reps, Community Wellness Workers, as well as Case Management/Case Conferencing.

For more information about family programming activities please contact:
Terry Willemsvandyk, Partner in Parenting 705-377-5347 

For more information about family programming activities please contact:

Terry Willemsvandyk, HBISW/RSW, RECE, RC (RBT)

Partner in Parenting Program Coordinator

M’Chigeeng Health Centre


T: 705-377-5347 Cell: 519-455-0239