Brass Bell Family Resource Centre

Site: Nipigon Site

Service: Best Start

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 
  • Provides family learning activities 
  • Provides an opportunity to learn about all local family services
Provides the following programs and services including: 
  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) 
  • Fair Start screening 
  • Baby beginnings 
  • Early literacy 
  • Gross motor and family fitness 
  • Public health nurse visits 
  • School readiness for preschool 
  • Roots of Empathy 
  • Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) 
  • Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) 
  • Special events such as clothing exchange, Esso family math, hug-a-tree, mother goose
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Drop-in Mon-Fri 10 am-12 noon 
Child Care Centre Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Areas Served Nipigon
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
Varies by program
Application Varies by program
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-887-0264
Fax 807-887-0570
Primary Contact Tatum Blanchette, Coordinator
Primary Executive Colleen Kjellman, Executive Director; Email:
Site Location George O'Neill Public School
Located In Community Nipigon
Address 124 Bell St
Nipigon, ON P0T 2J0
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Intersection Bell St and Fourth St
Mailing Address c/o Best Start Nipigon 
PO Box 457 
Nipigon, ON P0T 2J0
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