Healthy Child Development - Maternal Child Health, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, FASD and Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve

Program Summary

Programming in this area relates to promotion of healthy pregnancies and the health of infants and young children and focuses on prenatal nutrition, maternal and child health and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Elements include:

  • Home Visiting
  • Screening, Education and Counselling
  • Case Management
  • Integrating Culture into Care
  • Health Promotion
  • Evidence and Capacity Development
  • Coordination and Integration

Aboriginal Head Star on-Reserve (AHSOR) funds early childhood intervention strategies that support the health and developmental needs of First Nations children from birth to age six, and their families. The goal is to support programming that is designed and delivered by First Nations communities in an effort to meet their unique needs. Elements include:

  • Culture and Language
  • Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Social Support
  • Parental and Family Involvement

Eligible Recipients

Primary target populations are pregnant First Nations and Inuit women, mothers and their infants and young children (ages 0-6 years), who live on-reserve or in Inuit communities, particularly those identified as high risk. Secondary target group includes First Nations and Inuit women of childbearing age on-reserve or in the North.

Contact Information

Michelle Korbo
Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention