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Head Office Métis Nation of Ontario Suite 1100-66 Slater Street Ottawa, ON K1P 5H1 Ph 613-798-1488 Toll-free 1-800-263-4889 Fx 613-722-4225 Sunset Country Métis Council is located in MNO Region 1

Organization: Métis Nation of Ontario - Sunset Country Métis Council - Sunset Country Métis Council - Métis Family Wellbeing Program  
Phone Numbers: 807-274-1386
Toll-Free: 1-800-263-4889
Fax: 807-274-1801
426 Victoria Ave
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 2C3
Intersection: Victoria Ave and Church St
Location: On Victoria Ave near the Shoppers Drug Mart
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Shelley Gonneville - Manager of Operations, Healing and Wellness Branch
705-254-1768 ext 310 *
Brady Hupet - Council President
Public Contacts: Brittany Bowman - Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator
807-274-1386 ext 8 *
Service Description: Operates as a program under the Healing and Wellness Branch
  • Developed as a new program aimed at supporting healthy and whole Métis families
  • Works to reduce family violence, the number of youth involved in the justice system and the number of children in care
  • Focus is on providing direct one-on-one client services and educational resources and family wellness planning

Services provided can include but are not limited to the following:
  • After school safe places and homework clubs
  • Assistance in navigating the community support system
  • Assisting children and youth to foster self-identity and to develop life skills
  • Court-related supports
  • Empowering parents to be their children's best advocates
  • Ensuring families have their basic needs met
  • Guidance for building healthy relationships and raising awareness of personal safety issues
  • Peer support for youth involved in justice and correction issues
  • Referrals for employment and training programs
  • Supports for children and youth who have experienced or witnessed violence
  • Supports for Métis youth to stay in school
  • Support in case meetings and conferencing

Fees: None
Application: Intake assessment required
Eligibility / Target Population: Focus is on Métis children, youth and their families but open to clients and participants who do not have MNO citizenship or Métis descent
Languages: English
Area Served:
District of Rainy River  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on April 19, 2018

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