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
 
Provides supports and services to help families improve maternal and infant health and well-being with a focus on the following three areas:
 
Maternal Nourishment that may include:  
  • Baby food making and nutritional cooking sessions  
  • Healthy snacks and meal information  
  • Milk and food vouchers as well as vitamin supplements
 
Nutrition Screening, Education and Counselling includes:  
  • Education on prenatal nutrition  
  • Understanding food labels  
  • Presentations by dietitians and health specialists  
  • Nutrition screening by Community Health Representative  
  • Individual counselling by nutritionists
 
Breastfeeding Program includes:  
  • Promotion of breastfeeding initiation and duration  
  • Support groups  
  • Breastfeeding videos and resource materials
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
  • Métis, First Nation or Inuit women who are pregnant, new mothers or with infants under 12 months of age  
  • Vitamin supplements, milk and food vouchers are only available to women enrolled in the program
Application Contact office to enroll in the program
Languages English
Fees None ; Fee assistance available for Transportation: Bus passes available to adults attending programs.
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-624-5025
Fax 807-623-7036
E-Mail thunderbaymetis@hotmail.com
Website www.thunderbaymetiscouncil.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Canada Prenatal Nutrition Coordinator; Phone: 807-624-5013
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
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
Established 1998
Funding Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada