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  
Fx 613-722-4225  
Northern Lights Métis Council is located in MNO Region 3
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 10 am-4 pm
Areas Served Cochrane ; Iroquois Falls ; Kapuskasing ; Smooth Rock Falls
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 705-272-2277
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Primary Contact Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator
Primary Executive Shelley Gonneville, Manager of Operations, Healing and Wellness Branch; Phone: 705-254-1768 ext 310; Email:
Alternate Executive Doug Hull, Council President; Email:
Site Location Directly beside the Bowling Alley
Located In Community Cochrane
Address 169 6th Ave
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
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Intersection 6th Ave and 4th St
Mailing Address c/o Family Wellbeing Program 
PO Box 38 
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established Jan 2017
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)