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Contact office for list of baby/child items available for short term use; loaned out on first come basis

Organization: Best Start Network Kenora  
Phone Numbers: 807-467-5530
Toll-Free: 1-866-324-4530
Fax: 807-467-2489
c/o Kenora EarlyON Child and Family Centre
24 Main St S
Kenora, ON
P9N 1S7
Intersection: Main St S and McClellan Ave
Location: Lower level of Kenora Public Library
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 9 am- 5 pm * Thu 9 am-7 pm * Sat 9 am-2 pm
Minaki Community Centre: Jul-Aug: Every second Mon 10 am-12 noon * Sep-Jun: one Mon each month 10 am-12 noon
Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls: Wed 10 am-12 noon
Executives: Michelle Gaudet - Executive Assistant and Communications Officer
807-467-5535 ext 2321 *
Public Contacts: Marnie Shuster - EarlyON Child and Family Centre Coordinator
Service Description: Functions as a family centre, offering children and families a place to learn, play and socialize

Located at Main St S near McClellan Ave

Functions as a family centre, offering children and families a place to learn, play and socialize
  • Offers programs to children at no cost to parents
  • Provides play centres with toys and materials for children
  • Offers preschool programs to introduce children to math and reading
  • Offers workshops on various parenting topics
  • Answers questions about child's development
  • Provides links to family services within the community
  • Participates in various preschool programs with community partners
  • Loans out adult resources on various parenting issues and child development issues
  • Loans out items such as baby swing, exersaucer, high chair/booster seat, infant play may and jolly jumper
Drop In Playtime
Encourages parents and children to come in during designated drop-in times to use the play space, learning centres and socialize with other families
Parent Workshops
  • ABC's of Baby Food Making
  • Baby Beginnings
  • Dealing with Bullying Resources
  • Family Literacy
  • Infant Hour
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • 1 2 3 Magic and More 1 2 3 Magic
  • Positive Discipline
  • Kids Have Stress Too
Preschool Programs
  • Esso Family Math
  • Music and Movement
  • Parent/Child Mother Goose
  • Rock "N Read
Outreach Locations
  • Minaki Community Centre, 45 Ord St (Hwy596)
  • Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Community Hall, Hwy 71
  • Minto Hub

Fees: None
Application: Enrollment is required for some programs
Eligibility / Target Population: and their families

Drop In Playtime

Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver

Parent Workshops and Preschool Programs

Baby Beginnings and Infant Hour workshops are available for parents/caregivers and infants up to 12 months of age
Languages: English
Area Served:
District of Kenora  
See Also: Parenting Education

This information was last completely updated on February 27, 2018

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