Child Care Algoma

Site: Sault Ste Marie - Holy Angels

Service: Empathy Belly

Description & Services
Public Comments If you are interested in having any of these programs [including Roots of Empathy] facilitated in your school, please contact Tanya Ritter, 705-942-6008
Description (Service) Provides an empathy belly, a weighted garment that enables the wearer to experience the symptoms and effects of pregnancy, for various educational programs such as: 
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention 
  • Childbirth Education 
  • Medical and Nursing Education 
  • Life Skills Education in High School 
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling 
  • Domestic Violence Prevention 
  • College and University Education
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Sault Ste. Marie ; The North Shore ; Central Algoma
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) and up
Application Register through main office
Languages English
Fees Program ; Service
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-945-8898
Fax 705-945-8735
Primary Contact Diana Taranto, Early Years and Best Start Hub Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-945-8898 ext 248
Alternate Contact Maria Didonato, Early Years Professional; Phone: 705-942-6008
Primary Executive Claire Lafrenière, Executive Director; Phone: 705-945-8898 ext 243; Email:
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 148 Dacey Rd
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5J7
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Intersection Dacey Rd and Queen St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Sault Ste Marie District Social Services Administration Board (SSMDSSAB) ; Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS); Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Federal - Health Canada