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The Key

Thunder Bay's Guide to Community Programs and Services.

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Looking for a recreational, cultural or educational activity in Thunder Bay? The Key is your guide to community programs and services! The publication is distributed to Thunder Bay residences and various agencies four times a year. 

Click on the image below to read the interactive publication - The Key 


The Key - broken down by section:   
Lakehead Public Schools Section
Confederation College Section
Lakehead University Section
CSDC des Aurores boréales Section
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board Section 
City of Thunder Bay - Community Services Section
Canada Games Complex, Churchill and Volunteer Pool Section 
Community Groups section


home delivery

The Winter 2018 Key is delivered to homes and agencies over the weekend of Dec. 1. Rural Thunder Bay, look for your copy in Northwest Classified Plus box locations. In Nipigon and Red Rock, copies are now available at the Public Library. Additional copies can be picked up at any of the agencies listed at the bottom of this page as well as at various social, recreational and educational facilities across the city.

If you did not receive a copy of The Key, please call (807) 625-2351 and we will arrange to have one distributed to you. You can also pick up a copy at any of the agencies listed below, or at various recreational and community organizations. 

advertising in the key

If your group/organization is interested in being included in the Community Groups section of an upcoming issue of The Key, please contact the Key Coordinator at 625-3388 or via email at or download an application from this site when it becomes available a month before the deadline. 


The deadline for advertising in the upcoming Spring Key is Jan. 5, 2018. Distribution for the Spring Key will be the weekend of February 16th. 


The Key is a unique joint advertising initiative between seven local partners. Click on the links below for more information on each group involved in the Joint Advertising Committee.


For more information on The Key, contact the Key Coordinator at (807) 625-3388 or