Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Functions as a one stop family centre, offering children and their families a place to meet, 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 parenting workshops 
  • Offers babysitting and Home Alone courses 
  • Offers Fair Start 
  • Offers Roots of Empathy in a school setting
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Programs: Flexible hours based on program
Areas Served Beardmore ; Geraldton ; Nakina
Eligibility Babysitting Training: Ages 12 and older 
Home Alone course: Ages 10 and older
Application Call for application information
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - Babysitting Training Course - minimal fee to cover cost of student manual ; Deposit - Resource Lending Library - deposit refunded when borrowed items are returned ; None - all other programs or workshops
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-854-1747
Fax 807-854-2630
Primary Contact Antoinette MacIver, Co-ordinator
Primary Executive Nancy Proteau, Director of Social Services; Phone: 807-854-1100 ext 2009; Email:
Site Location Geraldton Day Care Centre
Located In Community Geraldton
Address 403 Third St W
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
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Intersection 3rd St W and 4th Ave SW
Mailing Address c/o Best Start Geraldton Hub 
PO Box 70 
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- No automatic push button door; Parking -- No designated parking space; Washroom -- Fully accessible with grab bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1984
Funding Regional / Municipal - The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board, Children's Services