About Us

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Our Vision

A healthy life for everyone in our communities.

Mission

To foster healthy living within our communities by preventing illness, promoting healthy choices and providing trusted support and information.

Values

Honesty, Compassion, Transparency, Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence.

Our Programs and Services

As one of 35 public health units across Ontario, we:

  • Promote healthy lifestyles including nutrition, active living, reproductive, sexual and dental health, and child development
  • Prevent tobacco use, substance and alcohol misuse, and injuries. Prevent diseases through clinical services for immunization, dental, and sexual health
  • Protect our communities from infectious diseases and environmental hazards in food, water, air, and soil
  • Prepare for, respond to and support recovery from major emergencies

Organizational Structure

Our Service Area

Our Health Unit provides services to over 120,000 residents within an area consisting of most of Nipissing District, and all of Parry Sound District. Our catchment area includes 31 municipalities, four unorganized areas, and nine First Nation reserves (view our service area map).

Our Priorities and Initiatives

Accessibility
To learn more visit our accessibility page
Baby Friendly

With support from community partners, the Health Unit has achieved Baby-Friendly Initiative (“BFI”) status. This means that the Health Unit provides high standards of care for pregnant women and their families by:

  • Welcoming all families
  • Providing all families with information about feeding their babies
  • Promoting exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, and continued for up to two years or longer with the addition of other foods
  • Welcoming breastfeeding anywhere, anytime
  • Making sure staff have up-to-date breastfeeding training
  • Working with our community to support breastfeeding

The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Becoming A Safer and Positive Space

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, two-spirit, intersex, asexual, pansexual, genderqueer, etc. (LGBTQ2S+) communities through education, policies, relationships, and an organizational culture that affirms difference, fosters diversity, and cultivates inclusivity.

The vision is a safer and inclusive space for LGBTQ2S+ communities. Working to become a positive space allow all persons to access inclusive programs with respect and dignity.  It means considering what we ask for on our forms, educating staff, listening to community voices and shaping our physical spaces to be inclusive and reflective of all needs and persons.  Being a positive space brings visibility to the specific needs and experiences of LGBTQ2S+ staff and clients.  No one should have to leave a part of themselves at the door when they are accessing services or come to work each day. 

One important component of making our physical spaces safer is our washrooms. There are many types of washrooms at our Health Unit – all gender, binary (men’s and women’s), and accessible (barrier-free).  Our goal is to create an environment in which all people feel safe and welcome to access the washroom most comfortable for them, based on their lived gender identity, free from anxiety or discrimination. To learn more, view our washrooms page.

Maintaining Privacy
To learn more visit our personal health privacy page.

Contact Us

 

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808