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 
 
North Channel Métis Council is located in MNO Region 4
Description (Service) Operates as a program under the Healing and Wellness Branch 
  • Developed as a new program aimed at supporting healthy and whole Métis families 
  • Works to reduce family violence, the number of youth involved in the justice system and the number of children in care 
  • Focus is on providing direct one-on-one client services and educational resources and family wellness planning
 
Services provided can include but are not limited to the following: 
  • After school safe places and homework clubs 
  • Assistance in navigating the community support system 
  • Assisting children and youth to foster self-identity and to develop life skills 
  • Court-related supports 
  • Empowering parents to be their children's best advocates 
  • Ensuring families have their basic needs met 
  • Guidance for building healthy relationships and raising awareness of personal safety issues 
  • Peer support for youth involved in justice and correction issues 
  • Referrals for employment and training programs 
  • Supports for children and youth who have experienced or witnessed violence 
  • Supports for Métis youth to stay in school 
  • Support in case meetings and conferencing
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Blind River
Boundaries From Blind River, West along N shore of Lake Huron to St Joseph Island as far as the Canada/US border, North along St Mary's River to Ranger Lake, East to Rocky Island Lake, South through town of Elliott Lake to the N shore of Lake Huron and back to Blind River
Eligibility Focus is on Métis children, youth and their families but open to clients and participants who do not have MNO citizenship or Métis descent
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-576-2141
Website www.metisnation.org
Primary Contact Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator
Primary Executive Shelley Gonneville, Manager of Operations, Healing and Wellness Branch; Phone: 705-254-1768 ext 310; Email: shelleyg@metisnation.org
Alternate Executive Yvonne Jensen, Council President; Phone: 705-576-2107; Email: nc_yvonne@live.ca
Site Location Within the Employment Solutions building
Located In Community Blind River
Address 10C Hanes Ave
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
 
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Intersection Hanes Ave and Causley St
Mailing Address c/o Family Wellbeing Program 
PO Box 2020 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established Jan 2017
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)