St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
3529 McBean St.
Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0
St. Andrew’s undertook a mission in November 2017 to collect donations of much needed newborn and toddler sized diapers for Larga Baffin House and once again St. Andrew’s has generously supported this unique mission to help our neighbours in their time of need. We collectively donated 774 diapers from newborn to toddler sizes as well as a cash donation of $46 for purchasing diapers. This will be greatly appreciated and a welcome support for the indigenous peoples from Nunavut who are in Ottawa to receive health care.
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.