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City Government


The City of Thunder Bay is made up of the Departments and Divisions below, which operate under the overall leadership of the City Manager. The City Manager reports to City Council and holds the task of implementing the priorities and strategic initiatives approved by Council. Each Department is led by a General Manager.

Visit the Municipal Government Directory for contact listings of Municipal Government programs and services organized by keyword headings.

View the Organizational Chart Adobe PDF, 1 page, 74 KB

City Manager's Office

Corporate Strategic Services
   - Corporate Communications
   - Strategic Initiatives
   - Tourism Thunder Bay
Office of the City Clerk
City Solicitor & Corporate Counsel
Human Resources & Corporate Safety


Community Services

Recreation, Culture & Child Care
Asset Management
Transit Services
Central Support Services
Waterfront Coordinator
Corporate Projects


Development & Emergency Services

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
Superior North EMS
Building Services
Licensing & Enforcement
Planning Services
Realty Services
Parking Authority
Administration Services


Corporate services & Long Term Care

Homes for the Aged
Financial Services
Corporate Information Technology
Internal Audit & Continuous Improvement



Central Support  

Engineering & Operations            

  • Roads
  • Parks & Open Spaces


  • Water
  • Waste Water
  • Solid Waste and Recycling


Affiliated Boards & Commissions 

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission
Parking Authority Board
TBayTel Municipal Service Board
The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Board
Thunder Bay District Health Unit Board of Health
Thunder Bay Police Services Board
Thunder Bay Hydro Corporation Board
Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. Board
Thunder Bay Public Library Board
Victoriaville Board of Management