Nipissing First Nation

Site: Garden Village - 285 Ted Commanda Dr

Service: Daycare Centre

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Primary Tribal Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson Huron Treaty 
Daycare and Toddler Teacher: Theresa Commanda, 705-753-4052 Ext 3004 or
Description (Service) Operates a licensed daycare centre 
  • Offers a variety of activities to enhance the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of children 
  • Provides a variety of school readiness programs  
  • Provides 2 snacks and a hot lunch daily  
  • Incorporates Native cultural programs (including Native language) with the daily community based programming
Offers full day and part-time programs for: 
  • Toddlers  
  • Preschoolers
Additional services include: 
  • Assisting a Speech Pathologist in providing screening services for children who may have language delays 
  • Hosting the annual Winter Carnival and the annual Summer Picnic
Hours Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nipissing First Nation 
  • Toddlers: children 18-30 months of age 
  • Preschool: children 30 months - 5 years of age
Application Requires: 
  • Completed registration package 
  • Copy of child's immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees Program
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-753-4052
Fax 705-753-2730
Primary Contact Debbie McLeod, Social Services Manager; Phone: 705-753-2050 ext 1230; Email:
Alternate Contact Brandie Fong, Interim Child Care Supervisor; Phone: 705-753-4052 ext 3004; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community Garden Village
Address Nipissing Ojibway Daycare
285 Ted Commanda Dr
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)