Métis Nation of Ontario - Atikokan Métis Council

Site: Atikokan Métis Council

Service: Métis Family Wellbeing Program

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 
 
Atikokan Métis Council is located in MNO Region 1
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 Atikokan
Boundaries From Atikokan, West along the Canada/US border to the SE tip of Rainy Lake, North through Mine Centre to Lower Manitou Lake, East along Hwy 17 through Ignace to English River, South to Saganaga Lake on the Canada/US border and back to Atikokan
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 807-597-4408
E-Mail atikokanmetiscouncil@bellnet.ca
Website www.metisnation.org
Primary Contact Kristy Caouette, Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator; Phone: 807-597-1526 * 807-355-3576; Email: kristyc@metisnation.org
Primary Executive Shelley Gonneville, Manager of Operations, Healing and Wellness Branch; Phone: 705-254-1768 ext 310; Email: Shelleyg@metisnation.org
Alternate Executive Marlene Davidson, Council President; Phone: 807-597-2954; Email: medavidson@shaw.ca
Site Location Beside the Outdoorsman Restaurant
Located In Community Atikokan
Address 105 Main St E
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
 
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Intersection Main St E and O'Brien St
Mailing Address c/o Métis Family Wellbeing Program 
PO Box 2384 
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Physical Access Not Accessible ; Front entrance is at street level
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established Jan 2017
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)