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 
 
Thunder Bay Métis Council is located in MNO Region 2
Description (Service) Operates as a program under the Healing and Wellness Branch
 
Delivers a parenting support program and promotes child development 
  • Offers group and 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: 
  • Free milk coupons  
  • 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 Thunder Bay
Boundaries From Thunder Bay, North to Armstrong, West to English River, South to Saganaga Lake along Canada/US border, East to Simpson Island on Lake Superior
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
 
  • Métis families with children younger than 6 years of age 
  • Pre/postnatal women
Application
  • Intake assessment required  
  • Home visitation requires advance arrangements
Languages English ; Ojibway
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-624-5025
Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-4889
Fax 807-623-7036
E-Mail thunderbaymetis@hotmail.com
Website www.thunderbaymetiscouncil.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator; Phone: 807-624-5016
Primary Executive Shelley Gonneville, Manager of Operations, Healing and Wellness Branch; Phone: 705-254-1768 ext 310; Email: shelleyg@metisnation.org
Alternate Executive Jean Camirand, Council President; Phone: 807-624-5024; Email: tboffice@metisnation.org
Site Location South Ward, former Royal Canadian Legion, Fort William Br 5 Bldg
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 226 May St S, Main Fl
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1B4
 
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Intersection May St S and Arthur St E
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- no automatic push button available; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)