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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides programs and support for developmentally disabled children and their families
Offers ongoing support by providing: 
  • Regular home visits  
  • Advocacy for inclusion in community and school activities 
  • Guidance in gaining positive relationships, such as summer camps 
  • Assistance with peer and parent support groups 
  • Information and resources to educators and parents 
  • Attendance at school meetings with child and parents 
  • Child care during all parenting courses and workshops 
  • Assistance with volunteer, part-time and full-time employment
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Child and Youth Program (CYP) 
  • Infant Development Program 
  • Kid's Zone childcare services
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm  
Flexible evening and weekend appointments available to meet families needs
Areas Served Kenora
Boundaries Surrounding First Nation communities which are road-accessible
Eligibility Families of infants and children from birth to 18 years of age and: 
  • Who are concerned about their child's development or 
  • Who may be at risk for developmental delays due to birth or other medical problems or 
  • Who already have a diagnosis that may impact development
  • Intake assessment required 
  • Referrals must be through Firefly Northwest
Languages English
Fees Program
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-467-5225
Fax 807-467-5259
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Contact Shannon Jeffers, Supervisor, Children's Services; Phone: 807-467-5204; Email:
Alternate Contact Sheelagh Reid, Director, Children's Services; Phone: 807-467-5204; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1 Ninth Ave S
Kenora, ON P9N 2H8
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Intersection Ninth Ave S and Park St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1961
Funding Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) ; Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)
Elections June