Appropriate Care & Support

Our aim is to improve the health of women and families living in Northwestern Ontario. Our work centers around creating programs that are accessible and appropriate for women and families living in Northwestern Ontario, including rural and remote places; improving communication between different health care providers who care for women and families in the region; and empowering First Nation communities to retain and re-instate traditional knowledge surrounding pregnancy and birth.

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Find Help Near You

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We can help you find health-related services for pregnant people and families available across Northwestern Ontario.

We offer relevant information for women and families, health care practitioners and researchers

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Women & Families

You can find more information about maternity care providers and children’s health resources throughout Northwestern Ontario.

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Health Care Practitioners

You can find more information about women’s health practitioners and clinics in rural and remote communities.

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You can find more information about researchers and programs promoting women’s health throughout Northwestern Ontario.

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Research Programs & Projects

  • Improve existing maternal and addiction services for pregnant people and families residing in Northwestern Ontario
  • Retain and re-instate traditional birthing knowledge and cultural approaches to pregnancy and birth in First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario
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Our library contains a full list of our research publications, resources used to support our research programs, and resources found throughout the ‘Hearing Our Voices Curriculum Training’ to help you in your journey of cultural sensitivity and self-reflection.

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Academic Partners

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