The following is a list of resources you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in Timiskaming District.

Pregnancy Care

Temiskaming Hospital
421 Sheperdson Road, New Liskeard, ON, P0J 1P0

Temiskaming Midwife Practice
20, rue May Sud, C.P. 38, New Liskeard ON, P0J 1P0
Hospital privileges at Temiskaming Hospital

Prenatal Resources

Prenatal Classes - Timiskaming Health Unit

Class Information
New Liskeard - 705-647-4305    Kirkland Lake - 705-567-9355    Englehart - 705-544-2221

Timiskaming Health Unit offers free prenatal education for couples, singles and teens in two ways: in-person prenatal classes and online childbirth education. 

Each in-person prenatal class series consists of 5 chapters on a variety of topics. Click here  for a pdf version of the class schedule overview. Public health nurses facilitate interactive sessions about nutrition and healthy weight gain during pregnancy, fitness, breathing techniques, postpartum issues, things to avoid, breastfeeding, preparation for childbirth, infant care, and much more.

Or, to register for a prenatal online class, click here  

Postpartum Resources

Timiskaming Health Unit
New Liskeard: 705-647-4305
Dymond: 705-647-4305
Kirkland Lake: 705-567-9355
Engleheart: 705-544-2221
Elk Lake: 705-678-2215
Matachewan: 705-565-2351

The Timiskaming Health Unit has offices in New Liskeard, Dymond, Kirkland Lake, and Engleheart. They also have outreach nursing stations in Elk Lake and Matachewan. The health unit offers a number of services to the community, including clinical services. Public Health Nurses are available to answer questions and help connect you to community resources. Follow the link above for more information.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Timiskaming Health Unit

Program Information
New Liskeard: 705-647-4305
Dymond: 705-647-4305
Kirkland Lake: 705-567-9355
Engleheart: 705-544-2221

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is designed for pregnant women and parents under six years of age. The program helps children and their families get a healthy start on life through:

  • Screening and assessments to see if there are any risks that could affect a child's healthy development and referrals to community programs and services.
  • Help in finding community programs and resources on all kinds of subjects such as: breastfeeding, nutrition and health services, parenting programs and family literacy programs. 

Call or visit website for more information.

Well Baby Clinic - Timiskaming Health Unit

Clinic Information
New Liskeard: 705-647-4305
Engleheart: 705-544-2221
Kirkland Lake: 705-567-9355

The Well Baby Clinic is provided free of charge in New Liskeard, Engleheart, and Kirkland Lake. A Public Health Nurse offers the following services; weighing of babies, breastfeeding support, nutriotion information, childe development information, immunization, postpartum mood disorders information, and referrals to other healthcare providers as needed. Please call to make your appointment.

Breastfeeding Support - Timiskaming Health Unit

Program Information 1-866-747-4305

There are many resources available to support you in your breastfeeding relationship. Call the Timiskaming Health Unit to speak to one of our Lactation Consultants or Healthy Babies Healthy Children nurses.

Visit website for more information and breastfeeding resources.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Search for a Centre Near You

EarlyON Centres are a place for children up to the age of six and their parents and caregivers to take part in programs and activities together. They bring together in one location information about children's services and programs in the community. If you have questions about your child's development, or want to know how to get information or services for your child aged 0-6 in your area contact your local centre.

Additional Resources

Timiskaming Breastfeeding Buddies Facebook Support Group

The Timiskaming Breastfeeding Buddies program is a closed, safe space for mothers across the district of Timiskaming. Please feel free to post questions, information or anything else relating to breastfeeding and motherhood.   The THU Healthy Babies Healthy Children nurses will be on the page to assist with questions and provide any resources that you might need. 

Car Seat Inspections

Program Information

Have your child's car seat checked for free by trained staff. They will ensure your child is riding in the proper type of seat for his/her age, height and weight, check for wear and tear, proper fit, installation and anchoring. Inspections are offered but the Timiskaming Health Unit, Timiskaming Child and Family Services, and the Ontario Early Years Centres. Inspections are by appointment only. Follow the link above for local contact information.

Smoke Free Resources - Timiskaming Health Unit

Program Information
New Liskeard: 705-647-4305
Dymond: 705-647-4305
Kirkland Lake: 705-567-9355
Engleheart: 705-544-2221

The Timiskaming Tobacco Addiction Services offers individualized advice and group cessation counselling with the option of nicotine replacement therapy. Group sessions are designed to assist individuals with becoming a non-smoker. They counsel clients at each stage of the quitting process – from the thinking about quitting but not yet ready, through the actual quitting process, to the maintenance stage for those who wish to remain a non-smoker. Call for more information and to register for the program.

Walking Trails - Northern Ontario Trails

Trails Booklet [PDF]

The Ontario Trails Council has created a comprehensive trail resource for Northern Ontario. Follow the link above for information on trails in your area.

Timiskaming First Nation

The Timiskaming First Nation Health Center is dedicated to providing and ensuring that health care and social services are available to the Timiskaming First Nations population. Follow the link above for information on services offered.

Timiskaming Crisis Response


This service is accessible to any individual in the community who requires assistance. This service includes an information referral service to individuals seeking mental health services for themselves, family members or friends. Support is offered 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.