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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Balmertown Hub fax: 807-727-3940 
  • Contact office for list of baby/child items available for short term use; loaned out on first come basis 
  • For Cochenour Hub information call Red Lake office
Description (Service) Functions as a family centre, offering children and their 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 monitors, high chairs, playpens, strollers and wagons
Drop In Playtime
Encourages parents and children to drop in anytime during regular hours to use the play space and learning centres
Parent Workshops 
  • Family Literacy 
  • Make The Connection 
  • Postpartum Support Group
Preschool Programs 
  • Esso Family Math 
  • Parent/Child Mother Goose 
  • Rock "N Read
Outreach Programs 
  • Balmertown Hub, Golden Learning Centre, 16 Mine Road 
  • Cochenour Hub, Cochenour Hall, 1 William St
Hours Red Lake: Mon 9 am-3 pm, Fri 9 am-1:30 pm 
Balmertown Hub: Wed 9 am-3 pm 
Cochenour Hub: Tue 10 am-1 pm, Thu 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Balmertown ; Cochenour ; Madsen ; Red Lake
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
and their families
Drop In Playtime
Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver
Parent Workshops and Preschool Programs
Baby Beginnings and Make The Connection workshops are available for parents/caregivers and infants up to 12 months of age
Application Enrollment is required for some programs
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-727-3567 
Toll Free Phone 1-866-324-4530
Fax 807-727-3940
Primary Contact Ingrid, EarlyON Child and Family Centre Coordinator; Phone: 807-727-3567
Alternate Contact Pam Cousineau, EarlyON Child and Family Centre Coordinator; Phone: 807-728-1430
Site Location Red Lake Recreation Centre
Located In Community Red Lake
Address 10 Hammel Rd
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
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Mailing Address PO Box 1000 
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding City / Town ; Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada