Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Functions as a one stop family centre, offering children and their families a place to learn and grow together 
  • Offers programs to children at no cost to parents 
  • Encourages parents and caregivers to participate in the planning and implementation of programs
Offers the following programs and services including: 
  • Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) 
  • Canada Action Program for Children (CAPC) 
  • Early Fair Start Screening 
  • Baby Beginnings 
  • Early Literacy 
  • Programs to promote health and well-being of children and families
Also functions as the administrative office for Dorion, Red Rock, Nipigon, Schreiber, Terrace Bay and Manitouwadge Best Start locations, and The Family Place Child Care Nipigon and Marathon Baby Beginnings Program
Hours Office/Playroom: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Program Drop-in: Mon-Fri 10 am-12 noon 
Extended hours will appear on the website's monthly calendar
Areas Served Dorion ; Hurkett
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
Varies by program
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-857-2943
Toll Free Phone 1-888-260-6382
Fax 807-857-1318
Primary Contact Anna Guilbault, Coordinator
Primary Executive Colleen Kjellman, Executive Director; Email:
Site Location Dorion Public School
Located In Community Dorion
Address Dorion Public School
175 Dorion Loop Rd, RR 1
Dorion, ON P0T 1K0
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Intersection Dorion Loop Rd and Brunner Rd
Mailing Address c/o Brass Bell/Best Start Dorion 
RR 1 
175 Dorion Loop Rd 
Dorion, ON P0T 1K0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board ; Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada