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Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP)

What is Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP)? It's a free home visiting program where public health nurses visit young, first-time parents during their pregnancy and the first two years of their child’s life. Learn more at nfpcanada.mcmaster.ca.


Due to COVID-19, before staff from the Middlesex-London Health Unit visit your home you will be asked if you are experiencing any COVID-19-like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and other COVID-19 related questions. This will help us determine the next steps to support you.


The program can help parents:

  • have a healthy pregnancy
  • have healthy children
  • meet school and/or work goals

Who Can Enroll?

You can enroll if you are:

  • 24 years old or younger
  • Pregnant with your first child and/or first time parenting
  • Pregnant 28 weeks or less
  • Experiencing financial hardship or limited resources
  • Living in the London and Middlesex area

Sign Up

Call the Health Unit at 519-663-5317.

Health Care Providers - Referral Form

To refer a client to the Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP) program. Please save the PDF to your computer before filling out the form.

Download Referral Form (PDF) 

What will you talk about during visits?

  • Having a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby
  • Developing your parenting skills
  • Building a strong network of support for you and your baby
  • Talking about your goals in life
  • Supporting you to create a safe and nurturing environment for you and your baby
  • Accessing other community resources that feel right for you
  • Building life skills such as budgeting, managing stress and preparing healthy meals



If you have any questions about the Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP), please call 519-663-5317. Your personal information is needed to determine eligibility for this program. Learn more →

Meet our team!


Hi, I’m Meghan and I’m thrilled to be a Public Health Nurse on the Nurse-Family Partnership team. Being a first-time parent is hard and I feel so privileged to be able to support moms as they navigate the questions, stressors and joys of pregnancy and the first two years of their baby’s life. I love encouraging first-time moms to identify their strengths and empower them take steps to turn their dreams into reality. When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my husband and three boys, and can often be found reading a good book, going for a run, or cooking for my family.


My name is Darby, I have been nursing for 18 years, 17 of those years has been in relation to mother/baby care. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Nurse Family Partnership Team, working with women, children and their families in the community of London Middlesex. I too am a momma of 3, who keep me on my toes! In my free time I have a passion for flower arranging, gardening and walking my furry sidekick, Riley!


Hi, I’m Rachel and I’m a Public Health Nurse on the Nurse-Family Partnership Team. During my career as a nurse, I have also worked in pediatrics as well as labour and delivery. I love working with young families and helping new parents to be the best parents they can be. In my spare time, I enjoy paper crafting, playing piano and guitar and spending time with my husband.


Hi, I’m Heather and I’m a Public Health Nurse on the Nurse-Family Partnership team. I love getting to know young families and working with them in our community. I enjoy learning from the young moms that I work with and supporting them to be the best parents they can be. Outside of work I enjoy being outside and spending time with my family.


My name is Keely. I am passionate about maternal-child health. I started my nursing career in Labour & Delivery and worked in this area for ten years. I have worked as a Public Health Nurse in various roles like prenatal education and Screening Liaison Nurse at LHSC. I feel fortunate to be apart of the Nurse-Family Partnership team. Becoming a parent for the first time is a challenging life transition and I enjoy being able to support young parents to reach their goals. I am married, have five children and love spending quality time with them. I enjoy coffee, relaxation, listening to music and reading.


Questions and answers about the collection of your personal information

Q: Why does the Health Unit ask for your personal information?
A: Your personal information is needed to determine eligibility for this program.

Q: What information does the Health Unit collect?
A: You will be asked to provide your name, address, and contact information. You will also be asked questions about your pregnancy, as well as parenting and family history. Answers are recorded on a form, which is sent to the health unit in the area where you live.

Q: How does the Health Unit use the information it collects?
A: The Middlesex-London Health Unit reviews your information to determine whether you are eligible for the Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP). 

If you have questions about the collection of your personal information or how the Health Unit keeps your information private, please call 519-663-5317 and ask to speak with a Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP) manager from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

* The collection of this information is required under Ontario’s Health Promotion and Protection Act and the Ontario Public Health Standards.

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Date of creation: February 10, 2017
Last modified on: November 29, 2021