St. Ambroise

Métis community located 40 km northeast of Portage La Prairie.

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MMF Status: Active

Métis Local #: 103

Number of Métis Citizens: Approximately 200

Population (2021 Census): Portage la Prairie (RM) - 6,888

Community Government/Council: Municipal Government

Role of Elders: Knowledge and wisdom

Community History: St Ambroise had started a history book

Languages Spoken: English and French

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Portage District General Hospital

Closest Pharmacy: Portage la Prairie

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Portage: Audiology, cancer care, diagnostics, Indigenous support worker, obstetrics, physiotherapy, cancer navigation, dialysis, emergency department, surgery, etc.

Nearest access for being weighed: Portage district general hospital

Cancer Navigation Line:
Southern Toll free: 1-855-623-1533 Fax: 1-204-331-8899

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:


closest accessible bloodwork:
Portage district general hospital diagnostics

follow-up and primary care:
In clinic ,phone call appointment, telehealth

closest access to cancer related drugs:
CancerCare is available in Portage la Prairie

closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
Portage cancer care

medical transportation:
Handivan and ambulance

closest access to palliative care:
Palliative care in Portage

closest access to homecare:
Home care in Portage

closest personal care and independent living facilities:
Personal care in Portage

closest physiotherapy access:
Physiotherapy in Portage General Hospital

community care resources:
Available in Portage

closest accessible mental health supports:
Canadian mental health association

closest access to medical supplies:
Portage la Prairie

closest access to groceries:
St Ambroise or Portage

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
St Ambroise is a 1 hour drive to Winnipeg

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
Portage is the closest Cancer Care facility

risk of transportation loss:
Main highway closures poor weather