Best Start Network Kenora

Site: Kenora - Minto Avenue

Service: Best Start

Description & Services
Description (Service) Functions as a family centre, offering children and families a place to learn, play and socialize
  • Offers programs to children at no cost to parents
  • Provides play centres with toys and materials for children
  • Offers preschool programs to introduce children to math and reading
  • Offers workshops on various parenting topics
  • Answers questions about child's development
  • Provides links to family services within the community
  • Participates in various preschool programs with community partners
  • Loans out adult resources on various parenting issues and child development issues
Drop In Playtime

Encourages parents and children to drop in anytime during regular hours to use the play space and learning centres

Provides the following programs to low income families:

Baking In A Bag

Provides a baked goods recipe and all the ingredients required to make it for families to take home

Breakfast Coupons

Provides coupons for a family that can be exchanged for 1-2 litres of milk, 1 loaf of bread and 1 dozen eggs at a local grocery store

Community Kitchen
  • Provides ingredients and instruction on preparing a simple healthy meal
  • Allows families to take home the recipe and meal
Community Lunch

Provides a lunch for community members 3 times per week

Note: Has a limited supply of clothing available to anyone in need upon request
Hours Tue, Thu-Fri 10 am-3:30 pm * Wed 10 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:30 pm  
Baking In A Bag: Wed 10 am-3:30 pm 
Breakfast Coupons: Tue-Fri 10 am-3:30 pm 
Community Kitchen: Every second Tue at 1 pm 
Community Lunch: Tue, Thu, Fri 12 noon-1 pm
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
 
and their families
 
Drop In Playtime
 
Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver
 
Baking In A Bag, Breakfast Coupons and Community Kitchen
 
Low income families with children 16 years of age and under
 
Breakfast Coupons 
  • Families with 1-3 children receive 1 coupon per week; 4 or more children receives 2 coupons per week 
  • Coupons are $2.00 each
Application To enroll in any program or workshop call office
 
Breakfast Coupons 
  • Available anytime during hours of operation 
  • Redeemable at Nofrills
 
Community Kitchen
 
Requires advance registration; call office to enroll
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-3161
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-7203
Fax 807-467-8391
E-Mail minto@kmts.ca
Website www.kenoradistrictbeststart.ca
Primary Executive Karen Campbell, Resource Worker
Alternate Executive Leanne Minault, Senior Manager; Phone: 807-467-5437
Site Location Best Start Hub is in the Minto Area Parent Child Resource Centre
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1181 Minto Ave, Unit 26
Kenora, ON P9N 3K1
 
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Intersection Minto Ave and Minto Dr
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB)