Métis Nation of Ontario - Northwest Métis Council

Site: Northwest 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 
 
Northwest 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 Dryden
Boundaries From Dryden, East to Hwy 599, North to Silver Dollar, Northwest to Sioux Lookout, West through Lac Seul to Oak Lake, South to Crow Lake
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
 
  • Métis families with children under 6 years of age  
  • Pre/postnatal women
Application
  • Intake assessment required  
  • Home visitation requires advance arrangements
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Michif; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-4535
Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-4889
Fax 807-223-4855
E-Mail nwmetis@drytel.net
Website www.metisnation.org
Primary Contact Tori Finlay, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Phone: 807-223-4535 ext 302; Email: victoriaf@metisnation.org
Primary Executive Shelley Gonneville, Manager of Operations, Healing and Wellness Branch; Phone: 705-254-1768 ext 310; Fax: 807-223-8083; Email: shelleyg@metisnation.org
Alternate Executive Ronald Robinson, Council President; Phone: 807-223-8082; Fax: 807-223-8083
Site Location Beside Wilsons Business Solutions Store
Located In Community Dryden
Address 34B King St
Dryden, ON P8N 1B3
 
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Intersection King St and Earl Ave
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)