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 Resosurces

Prenatal Classes - Timiskaming Health Unit

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

The Timiskaming Health Unit offers Prenatal Classes for expectant women and their partners. Each series consists of 5 classes over 5 consecutive weeks on a variety of topics. 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. Classes are offered in New Liskeard and Kirkland Lake. Please call to register early in your pregnancy.

Healthy Beginnings Clinic - Timiskaming Health Unit

Clinic Information 705-647-4305

Women planning a pregnancy, expectant mother, new mothers and their children age 0-6 years require easy access to health services. A Nurse Practititioner is available to provide servies for women and their children up to 6 years of age who do not have a primary care provider. Clients are seen by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Self referrals or referral from a physician, other health care professionals or community agencies are accepted. Please call to make an appointment.

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 a home visiting program for pregnant women and parents under six years of age. A public health nurse and family home visitor work closely to meet your needs. Both can provide advice and support about pregnancy and parenting over the phoen or in person. When needed they may also link families to support services in the community. Visits can be done in your home or where you feel comfortable. You can begin and end the program at any time. The program is free and completely confidential. Call to sign up for this program.

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 1-877-544-2221

Home visiting and appointments are available in the District of Timiskaming by the Lactation Consultant and/or the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Public Health Nurses at your nearest Health Unit. Please call for more information and to book an appointment.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

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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.

Village Mommy is a free service with a mission to bring the supportive village feel back to modern motherhood. The service help moms find other moms within walking distance who have babies/kids the same age as them. Peer support is proven to help moms' mental health and even improves outcomes for babies!

Additional Resources

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 Trails Collaborative

Trails Booklet [PDF]

The Northern Trails Collaborative 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.