The Indigenous Prenatal Nutrition Program (IPNP) is an off-reserve support service open to Indigenous women of childbearing years, pregnant women, and mothers with children under the age of six months. The program is traditionally based and culturally specific. The program provides nutrition, labour and birth preparation information, breastfeeding information and support, parenting skills workshop, and information on pregnancy and baby development.
The goal of the program is to provide our expecting Indigenous mothers and fathers with support and information and to improve the health of Indigenous mothers and their babies up to six months of age and their families.
The objective of the off-reserve Indigenous Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program for children is to design and deliver community-based, culturally relevant programs for “at-risk” Indigenous women/families living off-reserve to improve the health of both mother/families and babies.
- Improve the health and well-being of off-reserve Indigenous mothers and babies
- Encourage father involvement
- Strengthen and support families
- Equity and Accessibility
- Instill a sense of pride and confidence in participants
- Provide them with opportunities for positive and emotional development
- Promote and protect Indigenous languages and culture
CPNP Program is voluntary and open to any Indigenous and Non-Indigenous families that request the services CPNP- prenatal to six months of age (possible extension up to a year) and CAPC families with children ages 0-6.
- The services offered in this program are: Prenatal Classes, Hospital visits, Breastfeeding Support, Parent & Child Playgroup, Nutrition Programs, Recreational Activities, Supportive Counseling, Traditional & Cultural Teachings/Activities, and Knowledge Lending.