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Toddlers (18mo-6)



Basic Needs

Barrie Native Friendship Centre
Urban Aboriginal Community Centre that provides direct culturally appropriate programs and services to community members throughout all stages of the life cycle * provide information and support on how to apply for ‘Registered Indian Status Cards’ * provide guest speakers who will discuss Aboriginal issues * hosts a Pow Wow every year on the second weekend in June
Beausoleil Family Health Centre - Christian Island - Mkade Kegwin Miikan
Health centre providing family medical care and community-based health programs * team of nurses and other health care providers * referral to other regional health services
Georgian Bay Native Women's Association
A nonprofit organization responsible to the native women and children in the area offering:
  • CAP-C Children's Cultural Program offers social, cultural, educational and recreational programs including traditional and clan teachings, legends and storytelling, craft making, full moon and other traditional ceremonies, regalia making workshops, family camping, and other traditional activities such as snowshoeing
  • moms and tots support group
  • pre-natal services
  • toy lending library
  • native language training for children
  • health outreach support system for women to discuss issues which affect the social, cultural, mental and physical aspects of native life and break the violence cycle
  • Seniors Cultural Program offers culturally focused and holistic based support to seniors/elders in home through one on one counseling and healing circles, provision of furnishings, luncheons, transportation services and recognition medals at major functions
Orillia Native Women's Group
Programs and services include Prenatal classes * Community Action Program for Children * nutrition information * traditional birth * traditional parenting * breastfeeding support * hospital/home visit * community kitchens * parenting group * nutrition and health related workshops * parents and tot's program * cultural teaching program * Parent Support and Clothing Exchange * Men's Drum Circle * Women's Sharing Circle * Potluck dinner and Community Dinner
Rama Health Centre
Services include:
  • Dr. Rachael Sheppard MD, CCFP (available Tue pm and Thu)
  • immunizations
  • chiropody clinic (available Tue and Thu)
  • dietitian (weekly)
  • naturopath (monthly)
  • massage therapist (monthly)
  • prenatal classes

Métis Nation of Ontario - Midland - Metis Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
Program that * helps parents-to-be and parents of children up to age 6 find the resources and supports to give their children a good start in life * supports families experiencing difficulty in raising children facing developmental, cognitive or psychosocial problems * ensures parents are linked with the correct services and are receiving proper support including home visits, workshops and educational presentations to deal with parenting issues


Child Care

Métis Nation of Ontario - Midland - Metis Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
Program that * helps parents-to-be and parents of children up to age 6 find the resources and supports to give their children a good start in life * supports families experiencing difficulty in raising children facing developmental, cognitive or psychosocial problems * ensures parents are linked with the correct services and are receiving proper support including home visits, workshops and educational presentations to deal with parenting issues
Beausoleil First Nation Day Care Centre. Christian Island
A full day child care centre * licensed for 30 placements
Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle - Midland - Biinoojinsauk Aboriginal Child Care Centre
Child care centre * 16 preschool spaces * full day and full week programs


Child Welfare Services

Christian Island Native Children and Family Services
Provides parenting programs * youth programs 6-18 years * handles child welfare matters
Rama Community and Family Services - Community and Family Services
Rama Community and Family Services is an advocate of the safety, health and well being of the Rama community in the body, mind, spirit and emotions; work toward creating awareness for the protection and safety of children.
Rama Community and Family Services - Community and Family Services
Rama Community and Family Services is an advocate of the safety, health and well being of the Rama community in the body, mind, spirit and emotions; work toward creating awareness for the protection and safety of children.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions - Barrie Branch
Provides child protection services * abuse prevention programs * family support * adoption services under the Child and Family Services Act


Health & Healing

Beausoleil Family Health Centre - Christian Island - Mkade Kegwin Miikan
Health centre providing family medical care and community-based health programs * team of nurses and other health care providers * referral to other regional health services
Rama Health Centre
Services include:
  • Dr. Rachael Sheppard MD, CCFP (available Tue pm and Thu)
  • immunizations
  • chiropody clinic (available Tue and Thu)
  • dietitian (weekly)
  • naturopath (monthly)
  • massage therapist (monthly)
  • prenatal classes
CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre - Midland
The CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre offers primary health care to registered clients, including the services of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dieticians, community health workers, health promoters, physiotherapists, and mental health and addictions counsellors.
Wahta Mohawk First Nation - Health Services Department
Health services department for Wahta Mohawk First Nations offering:
  • Homemaker services and Meals on Wheels program for seniors living in the community
  • assistance setting up volunteer transportation to medical appointments (transportation provided through Red Cross)
  • community liaison for Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program through Health Canada (NIHB provides status Indians with medical coverage for a variety health services not covered under OHIP)
  • information and referrals to counselling services, shelter's, children services, anger management courses and more
  • various programs and events through out the year (ex. yoga, shopping trips, sporting events, Christmas dinners)
Parry Sound Health Centre - First Nations and Inuit Health Services
The Parry Sound Health Centre (PSHC) provides culturally appropriate health services in five First Nations (FN) communities: Magnetawan FN, Shawanaga FN, Wasauksing FN, Moose Deer Pt. FN and Wahta Mohawk Territory.
Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative - Central Region
Programs and services focusing on the education, prevention, and management of diabetes in Aboriginal communities, both on and off-reserve
Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre
Health centre providing family health care and * residential and non residential programs * referrals to other regional health services


Mental Health & Addiction Services

Beausoleil Family Health Centre - Christian Island - Mkade Kegwin Miikan
Health centre providing family medical care and community-based health programs * team of nurses and other health care providers * referral to other regional health services
Rama Health Centre
Services include:
  • Dr. Rachael Sheppard MD, CCFP (available Tue pm and Thu)
  • immunizations
  • chiropody clinic (available Tue and Thu)
  • dietitian (weekly)
  • naturopath (monthly)
  • massage therapist (monthly)
  • prenatal classes
Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre - Orillia Location - Outreach Mental Health Team
This program offers mental health case management, care and support for individuals living with a mental health disorder or concurrent disorders. In a Shared Care format we work with other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service providers. We employ an Aboriginal cultural approach built on Aboriginal best practices. Services include:
  • family consultation
  • counseling and psychotherapy
  • assessment
  • care planning
  • referral to other appropriate services.
Wahta Mohawk First Nation - Health Services Department
Health services department for Wahta Mohawk First Nations offering:
  • Homemaker services and Meals on Wheels program for seniors living in the community
  • assistance setting up volunteer transportation to medical appointments (transportation provided through Red Cross)
  • community liaison for Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program through Health Canada (NIHB provides status Indians with medical coverage for a variety health services not covered under OHIP)
  • information and referrals to counselling services, shelter's, children services, anger management courses and more
  • various programs and events through out the year (ex. yoga, shopping trips, sporting events, Christmas dinners)
Moose Deer Point First Nation - MacTier - Twelve Mile Bay Rd
Health services department of Moose Deer Point offering:
  • cultural awareness sessions
  • illness and injury prevention workshops
  • health promotion and educational workshops on a variety of health issues such as cancer and alzheimer’s
  • blood pressure screening and monitoring
  • pre-natal screenings
  • diabetes support group and foot care clinic
  • heart health sessions
  • mental health and wellness (individual and group counselling)
  • recreational activities for school age children and seniors
  • youth group
  • Good Food box
  • meals on wheels
  • youth group/counselling sessions
Kinark Child and Family Services - Simcoe County Region - Barrie Office
Range of children's mental health services including crisis services * individual and family counselling * office, home-based and group programs * day treatment (Section 23 classrooms) * residential treatment * multidisciplinary team of professionals from the fields of social work, child and youth work, psychiatry, psychology and education * registered charitable organization, licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and an accredited member of Children's Mental Health Ontario * offices located in Barrie and Midland
Kinark Child and Family Services - Simcoe County Region - Midland Office
Range of children's mental health services including crisis services * individual and family counselling * office, home-based and group programs * day treatment (Section 23 classrooms) * residential treatment * multidisciplinary team of professionals from fields of social work, child and youth work, psychiatry, psychology and education * registered charitable organization, licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and an accredited member of children's Mental Health Ontario * offices located in Barrie and Midland
Smith (Dr Tim) Psychologist - Barrie - Counselling and Assessment Services
Counselling and assessment services for children, teens, and adults * counselling to help overcome anxiety, addictions and compulsive behavior problems, ADHD, behavioral problems, codependency, depression, family of origin issues, post traumatic stress disorder, relationship and marriage problems, parenting, and coping with stress * all manner of psychological assessment is available * in counselling, uses cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness based strategies, and solution focused strategies * also provides coaching services for teens and adults with ADHD or Learning Disabilities, and instruction in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Family TLC
Counseling services for individuals of all ages, couples and families * each Registered Therapist has their own area of interest and utilize different counseling techniques * service areas include Divorce/Family/Parenting Coaching, Stress management, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Separation and Divorce, Child Counseling, ADHD, Behavioral concerns, Addiction


Parenting & Parent/Child Programs

Barrie Native Friendship Centre - Aboriginal Family Support Program
Meets the needs of families in the community through culturally based programs designed to bring parents and their children together * develop and enhance healthy social skills, motor skills and cognitive development * address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being of individuals, families and communities
Beausoleil First Nation Parent Child Resource Centre
Provides support to parents of infants through * child development workshops * a medical and a children's resource library * monthly recreational activities * education on healthy eating with traditional options * prenatal education, support and health care services * equipment for infants on loan * sharing circles * home visits and family counselling are available * traditional pre-conception/planned parenthood education for youth * drop-in services * emergency baby needs
Georgian Bay Native Women's Association
A nonprofit organization responsible to the native women and children in the area offering:
  • CAP-C Children's Cultural Program offers social, cultural, educational and recreational programs including traditional and clan teachings, legends and storytelling, craft making, full moon and other traditional ceremonies, regalia making workshops, family camping, and other traditional activities such as snowshoeing
  • moms and tots support group
  • pre-natal services
  • toy lending library
  • native language training for children
  • health outreach support system for women to discuss issues which affect the social, cultural, mental and physical aspects of native life and break the violence cycle
  • Seniors Cultural Program offers culturally focused and holistic based support to seniors/elders in home through one on one counseling and healing circles, provision of furnishings, luncheons, transportation services and recognition medals at major functions
Orillia Native Women's Group
Programs and services include Prenatal classes * Community Action Program for Children * nutrition information * traditional birth * traditional parenting * breastfeeding support * hospital/home visit * community kitchens * parenting group * nutrition and health related workshops * parents and tot's program * cultural teaching program * Parent Support and Clothing Exchange * Men's Drum Circle * Women's Sharing Circle * Potluck dinner and Community Dinner


Pre & Post-Natal Services

Barrie Native Friendship Centre - Aboriginal Healthy Babies/Healthy Children Program
Assists Aboriginal families to provide the best opportunities for healthy development for children 0 – 6 years of age through education, family home visiting, service coordination and referrals
Métis Nation of Ontario - Midland - Metis Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
Program that * helps parents-to-be and parents of children up to age 6 find the resources and supports to give their children a good start in life * supports families experiencing difficulty in raising children facing developmental, cognitive or psychosocial problems * ensures parents are linked with the correct services and are receiving proper support including home visits, workshops and educational presentations to deal with parenting issues


Advocacy & Social Action

Métis Nation of Ontario - Midland - Georgian Bay Metis Council
Council provides local government to Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens and promotes its inherent right to self-government.