Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek

Site: Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek EarlyON Centre

Service: EarlyON Centre

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Description & Services
Public Comments Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Offers services, ongoing support and education to enhance the lives of young children and families 
  • Prevents children from becoming at-risk because of certain conditions such as family violence, poverty, abuse, neglect and unhealthy living conditions by offering information and education on effective parenting and good life teachings 
  • Promotes healthier child development through early childhood interventions including information sessions on pre-parenting preparation and child development 
  • Provides information on children's nutrition, injury prevention, and child mental health 
  • Provides a lunch during daily programs
Provides public education and information in the areas of but not limited to: 
  • Developing family values that are culturally based  
  • Developmental needs of infants, toddlers and preschool aged children 
  • Positive parenting 
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) and Fetal Smoking Syndrome
Activities and programs can include: 
  • Hand drumming sessions 
  • Nature and sensory exploration 
  • Odamino Playgroup drop-in 
  • Storytelling and craft times 
  • Teddy Bear picnics
Hours Tue-Thu 10 am-2:30 pm 
Times may vary due to monthly programming, please call or visit website for program calendars and information
Areas Served Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation
Eligibility Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation individuals and families with children younger than 6 years of age
  • Call to register for programs 
  • Transportation provided only if arrangements are made 48 hours in advance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-4605
Fax 807-623-2764
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Jill Riley, Child Wellness Worker; Phone: 807-355-0022; Email:
Alternate Contact Karen Williams, Family Wellness Worker; Phone: 807-251-1962; Email:
Site Location Reserve is on E shore of Lake Nipigon in Pijitawbik Bay, 170 km NE of Thunder Bay off Hwy 11, and 17 km S of Beardmore
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address EarlyON Centre
215 Van Norman St
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4B6
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Intersection Van Norman St and Court St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial