Description & Services
Public Comments Head Office 
Métis Nation of Ontario 
500 Old St Patrick Street, Unit 3 
Ottawa, ON K1N 9G4 
Ph 613-798-1488 Toll-free 1-800-263-4889 
 
Historic Sault Ste Marie Métis Council is located in MNO Region 4
Description (Service) Operates as a program under the Healing and Wellness Branch
 
Delivers a parenting support program and promotes child development 
  • Offers individual prenatal classes on an as needed basis  
  • Provides information on the stages of pregnancy  
  • Offers parents handbook of pregnancy and baby care (Baby's Best Chance)  
 
Program participants are provided with: 
  • Advocacy and support 
  • Emergency supplies for child's basic needs (diapers, formula, baby food and milk)  
  • Follow up via telephone within 48 hours of discharge from hospital  
  • Home visits pre-birth to prepare family for new arrival  
  • Home visits post birth to offer support to new mothers  
  • Home visits during child's early years to offer development guidance  
  • Referrals to other programs and services
 
Also offers: 
  • Educational and promotional workshops and presentations to schools, community groups and parents 
  • Hosts cultural events
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Sault Ste. Marie
Boundaries South to Michigan border, East to the western boundary of Garden River Indian Reserve, Northwest to Batchewana Bay and along Lake Superior shoreline back to Sault Ste Marie
Eligibility
  • Métis families with children younger than 6 years of age 
  • Pre/postnatal women
Application
  • Intake assessment required 
  • Home visitation requires advance arrangements
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-254-1768
Fax 705-254-3515
E-Mail mno-reception1@shaw.ca
Website www.metisnation.org
Primary Contact Jamie Panco-Fox, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Phone: 705-254-1768 ext 302
Primary Executive Shelley Gonneville, Manager of Operations, Healing and Wellness Branch; Phone: 705-254-1768 ext 310; Email: shelleyg@metisnation.org
Alternate Executive Kim Powley, Council President; Phone: 705-759-3379; Email: mno-ssmcouncil@shaw.ca
Site Location Next to Orlando's House of Beauty Salon
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 26 Queen St E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Y3
 
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Intersection Queen St E and Gore St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Rear entrance
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)