Métis Nation of Ontario - Sunset Country Métis Council

Site: Sunset Country Métis Council

Service: Métis Healthy Babies Healthy Children

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 
 
Sunset Country Métis Council is located in MNO Region 1
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 Fort Frances
Boundaries From Fort Frances, West along Canada/US border to town of Rainy River, North through Crow Lake to where Hwy 502 meets Lower Manitou Lake, Southeast to Mine Centre and back to Fort Frances
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 807-274-1386
Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-4889
Fax 807-274-1801
E-Mail metisofsunsetcountry@gmail.com
Website www.metisnation.org
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Primary Contact Anne Marie Armstrong, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Phone: 807-274-1386 ext 4; Email: annemariea@metisnation.org
Primary Executive Shelley Gonneville, Manager of Operations, Healing and Wellness Branch; Phone: (Business) 705-254-1768 ext 310; Email: shelleyg@metisnation.org
Alternate Executive Clint Calder, Council President; Phone: (Business) 807-274-7076
Site Location On Victoria Ave near the Shoppers Drug Mart
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 426 Victoria Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2C3
 
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Intersection Victoria Ave and Church St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)