Tsi Nón:we Ionnakerátstha (Birthing Centre)


Tsi Nón:we Ionnakerátstha

1350 Sour Springs Road, Hagersville ON, N0A 1H0



Hours of Operation:


Monday-Friday (except Holidays), 8:30am-4:30pm

Midwifery Services

Access to Midwives 24 hours a day/7 days a week including holidays

Program Description:

Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha/Ona:grahsta’ is a Maternal and Child Centre which has been in operation since 1995. It is located on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory with full time Indigenous Midwives providing a balance of Traditional and Contemporary Midwifery services and programs.

The expectant mother and her family are offered a choice of services and programs that will compliment and support their personal beliefs and customs. 

We also support and provide resources for women’s health issues, organize programming to support families, and do home visits to support new mothers.

Guiding Values & Cultural Practice:


Onkwehon:we midwifery care is based on a respect for all life and birth as a profound and sacred part of life.

Onkwehon:we midwifery care will enable women to reclaim control of birth for themselves as the center of the circle of life.

Onkwehon:we midwifery will provide continuous competent care, which respects and empowers the woman regardless of her social and cultural background.  Each client has the right to design her birth plan in consultation with a midwife.

Onkwehon:we midwifery care respects the interest of women, families and communities that are best served through the coordination of parallel indigenous and western knowledge systems in the management of pregnancy and birth.


We rely on our Grandparents Group, a group of culturally knowledgeable Six Nations Elders for spiritual/cultural direction and guidance.  This helps ensure that our programs and services maintain a Haudenosaunee cultural foundation.  Ethical issues are also brought to this group to assist the staff with appropriate decisions regarding client or student situations.  The Elders are also available for client support.

Services Offered:

  •         Indigenous Midwives (complete prenatal to post-partum care)

      • Births at home or at centre; support and advocacy in hospital 

  •         Indigenous Midwifery Training

  •         Walk-in testing (pap smear, STIs, pregnancy)

  •         Breastfeeding support

  •         Resource library

  •         Women’s health education

  •         Family planning

  •         Programming;

      • Traditional Haudenosaunee parenting classes, prenatal exercise classes, mom & tots group, self-care, traditional medicine and food gathering

  •         Referrals to community programs and services

  •         Support for high-risk births (addictions, multiple births, gestational diabetes, etc.)

Our Team:

  •         Indigenous midwives

  •         Maternity care worker

  •         Home visitors

  •         Lactation consultant

Intake/Referral Process:

Please call 519-445-4922


Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratshta

1350 Sour Springs Road, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0 Canada


519-445-4922 or 1-866-446-4922

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday (except holidays), 8:30am-4:30pm

Program Description:

Healthy Babies Healthy Children delivers appropriate, effective, efficient services to Six Nations community members. The programs mission is to ensure that all children develop at their highest level in the in areas of cognitive development, communication, physical, and psychosocial skills. We strive to ensure children and their families have access to services and supports that will make a positive difference in their lives. This will increase effective parenting abilities and parents will be empowered to assist their children in reaching their full developmental potential.

The program is available to all families from prenatal to age six living on Six Nations of the Grand River by providing support, resources and encouragement through a Family Home Visitor.

Services Offered:

  • Pre/postnatal Home Visits

  • Prenatal education

  • Parenting support

  • Developmental screens

  • Growth and developmental education

  • Special needs support

  • Well baby visits

Our Team:

  • Family Home Visitors

  • Manager

  • Administrative

Intake/Referral Process:

Contact Healthy Babies Healthy Children’s office at 519-445-4922 ask to speak with staff and complete intake.

Once intake is complete, a Family Home Visitor will be assigned and will establish contact with potential client.

Potential clients can self refer, or be referred by community and surrounding agencies.

There is no wait list.


Six Nations
Health Services

1745 Chiefswood Rd
Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0
Phone: (519) 445-2418
Fax: (519) 445-0368
Send an Email

Scroll to top