Garden River First Nation

Site: Garden River Child Care Centre

Service: Day Care Centre

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
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  
  • Offers Native cultural programs
Offers full day and part-time programs for: 
  • Infants 
  • Toddlers  
  • Preschoolers 
  • Before and After School Program
Hours Mon-Fri 7:30 am-4:45 pm Sep-May 
Mon-Fri 7:30 am-4:30 pm Jun-Aug
Dates Before and After School Program is Non-operational -- Jun-Aug, March Break, Professional Development Days
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 0.5 year(s) - 12 year(s) 
Parents must be working or attending school 
Priority given to Garden River First Nation Band members 
  • Infants: children 6-18 months of age 
  • Toddlers: children 18-30 months of age  
  • Preschool: children 31 months - 5 years of age 
  • Before and After School Program: 5-12 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 705-256-5400
Fax 705-256-6584
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Ruth Ann Syrette, Program Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Loah Souliere, Program Assistant; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 20 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Hwy 17B
Mailing Address Box 7 
RR 4, Site 5 
Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 5K9
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)