New child & family centre opens


The North Renfrew EarlyON Child and Family Centre is back in business.

The Centre, which provides support to children, parents and caregivers in terms of things like learning, child development and well-being, opened its St. Mary’s School location last week.

EarlyOn facilitator Christine Gauthier is shown here in the spacious facility.

The EarlyON Centre is open from Tuesday to Wednesday each week. For a full schedule of hours, check out their Facebook page.

A Point Alexander location is slated to be opened soon.

It has been a long process to get the early years program back up and running since the former Family Enrichment Network (FEN) closed its doors suddenly a year ago.

FEN was established in 1989 and previously operated in three locations in Deep River, Chalk River and Point Alexander.

Renfrew County’s social services committee recommended in January that the county enter into an agreement with Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County for the provision of EarlyON services in Deep River and Laurentian Hills.