About Us

Our mission at Manitoulin Family Resources is to support individuals and families by providing resources, advocacy, support, and education for those in need.

Through the agency’s three program areas of Children’s Services, Violence Against Women Prevention, and Emergency Food Assistance we educate about healthy relationships and development, foster an atmosphere of protection and safety, and provide access to the resources that individuals need to help themselves and their families.

We Work Towards The Following Goals

  • Accessibility of programs to every community
  • Informed communities, sensitized to the issues of violence
    against women and children
  • Empowered women, confident in their right to live
    without violence
  • Empowered parents, making positive choices for themselves,
    their children and their families
  • Children whose learning potential is fully maximized
  • Healthy families made stronger by their participation in our
    programs and services
  • Access to safe services for women, children and families
  • Availability of crisis services
  • Accountable services, designed to meet community needs and
  • Eradication of violence against women and children in the
    Manitoulin and North Shore region

Board of Directors

Valerie O’Leary – President
Leanne Bentley – Vice President
Yana Bauer – Secretary/Treasurer
Les Fields
Jillian Peltier
Steve Fessenden

Annual Report – 2020/2021

AGM Agenda and minutes

March 2021 Audited Financial Statement

We are always looking for more people to share our goals and participate in these important community services. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please complete the board application and mail to:
Manitoulin Family Resources
P. O. Box 181
Mindemoya, ON
P0P 1S0

Our Staff

Our staff are more than pleased to help you with any questions you may have about our services.

Violence Against Women Prevention - (705-368-3400)

Megan Gibson

Haven House Shelter Supervisor

Ext. 228

Kaitlyn Sorbora

Sexual Assault Outreach Counsellor

Ext. 229

Nicole Jol

Violence Against Women Outreach Counsellor

Ext. 231

Maureen Eadie

Violence Against Women Outreach Counsellor

Ext. 233

Ainslie Michaels

Addictions Support and Transitional and Housing Support Program Outreach Counsellor

Ext. 245

Children's Services - (705-368-3400)

Diana St.Pierre

Children’s Services Program Director

Ext. 225

Deanna Lewis

Home Childcare Supervisor

Ext. 235

Amanda Roy

LIttle Current Child Care Centre Supervisor

Ext. 234

Deanna Lewis

Mindemoya Child Care Centre Supervisor

Ext. 223

Lindsey Varey

Pedagogical Lead

Ext. 227

Emergency Food Assistance - (705-368-3400 )

Linda Gilchrist

Food Security Program Coordinator

Ext. 242

Administration - (705-368-3400)

Marnie Hall

Executive Director

Ext. 224

Denise Leblanc

Executive Programs Assistant

Ext. 243

Barbara Breathat


Ext. 226


Manitoulin Family Resources gratefully acknowledges the financial support from our funders: