St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
3529 McBean St.
Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0
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LARGA BAFFIN HOUSE
Larga Baffin Ltd. is a company owned by Nunavut Shareholders that has a
contract with the Government of Nunavut. The clients of Larga Baffin are all
residents of Nunavut requiring health care services in Ottawa that are not
available in Nunavut. The indigenous peoples served are Inuit, First Nation
and Metis. Clients are flown from one of 12 communities in the Qikiqtani
Region: Iqaluit, Grise Fiord, Resolute Bay, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet, Clyde
River, Qikiqtarjuaq, Pangnirtung, Kimmirut, Cape Dorset, Igloolik and Hall
Beach. The clients speak their native language which is Inuktitut. Their
native food is provided such as caribou, whale, seal, Arctic char, and other
seafood. Clients staying at Larga Baffin House located at 2716 Richmond
Road, Ottawa are transported to and from health care facilities and services
via Larga Baffin vans. Larga Baffin House is an invaluable and necessary
service that is a safe, secure place for our indigenous peoples of the far north
to stay when receiving prenatal, maternal and infant care, pediatric services,
cancer screening and treatments, surgical and medical procedures.
We have an on-going collection at St. Andrew’s for various toiletry items in support of Larga Baffin House. Please place any donations in the basket in the sanctuary. Your help is much appreciated.