Our Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) provides support to families who are expecting babies or parents with babies less than 7 months of age through home visits, hospital visits, and one-to-one support.
CPNP is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. All CPNP services are provided free of charge.
Our goals are to increase the number of babies born at a healthy birth weight and improve the health of the mother and infant through nutrition and support. We provide opportunities to access necessary resources and provide unbiased information.
The Carrier Sekani Family Services Prenatal Nutrition Program provides support to families who are expecting, and both aboriginal parents with babies less than 12 months of age, and non-aboriginal babies of less than 7 months of age.
> Providing some support through dieticians, nursing, family workers and peers, prenatal health counselling, breast feeding education, and referrals to other agencies.
> The program features a Mom's Group that runs two days a week, Monday at 10am and Thursday at 3:30pm, which takes place at the Neighbourhood building in Vanderhoof or visits in the family's home. We provide services to families living in the Vanderhoof and Saik'uz area.
> We provide some traditional activities such as moccasin making, cradle boards, language classes, traditional cooking, and drumming.
The referral process can be made by a Public Health Nurses, Physicians, Community Service Providers, guardians, and family members or via self-referral.
Eligible participants include Indigenous families who are expecting, aboriginal parents with less than 12 months old babies, or non-indigenous parents with babies of less than 7 months of age.
For Indigenous families once the child turns 12 months of age, the families are either discharged from the program or referred to the Infant Development Program or Supported Child Development Program, if needed. Same applies for non-indigenous families, once the child turns 7 months of age.
240 West Stewart Street
Telephone: 250-567-2900 or 250-567-9553
Toll Free: 1-866-567-9553
Last modified: Monday 17-Apr-23 13:48:39 PDT