We invited you to explore the below services and supports which range from programs for kids and youth to older adults, supports for anti-racism and crime prevention to housing and jobs, and more. We hope to help connect you to the services you need in Thunder Bay.  

PRO Kids

PRO Kids is a registered charity that helps low-income families access recreation activities for their kids!

Are you facing financial barriers and having difficulty affording registration fees? We want to see our Indigenous communities prosper. Every child deserves the opportunity to participate in recreational activities which helps them foster leadership and teamwork skills, make healthy lifestyle choices, builds self-esteem, and provides exposure to positive role models for mentorship and guidance of how to follow rules.

Learn more about PRO Kids, or apply today. You can also explore more child care services

Youth Inclusion Program

The Youth Inclusion Program provides neighbourhood based programming and individual support created to fit the needs of youth ages 12 to 24. Our goal is to create a safe and positive environment for Indigenous youth to reach out for extra support when needed.

We welcome referrals to work with youth to identify their strengths and provide one-to-one support for e.g. employment, housing, well-being, education, mental health and pro-social cultural and recreation opportunities etc.

Download and complete a Youth Inclusion Participants Referral Form and email it to youthinclusion@thunderbay.ca

For more information on programming and monthly calendar events visit the Youth Inclusion Program page.

Anti-racism Support

The City of Thunder Bay has developed resources to help if you have experienced or witnessed incidents of racism. Explore our Anti-Racism Resources page or report an incident through the link below.

Reconciliation requires active participation from everyone. Let’s help stop racism together.

 

Report an incident 

 

Crime Prevention Support

The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council (CPC) is a local government approach to crime prevention, community safety and well-being. Municipalities are at the grassroots level, closest to citizens, and understand best how to improve community safety.

The CPC uses an evidence-based, social development approach effective in addressing the many risk factors known to be at the root of crime. Crime prevention recognizes that multiple complex social, economic, health and environmental factors lead to criminal behaviour and victimization.

Explore our Crime Prevention section to learn more.

Services for Older Adults

Pioneer Ridge provides 24-hour nursing care and a variety of support services.

Meals on Wheels, nourishing meals are provided at reasonable cost to eligible individuals.

Jasper Place Support Services Program is intended for seniors whose physical status and/or lack of adequate social supports threatens their ability to remain living independently in the community.

The Older Adult Unit's Support Services Program provides Friendly Visiting, Telephone Assurance and Walk-a-Bit services to frail homebound seniors who reside in their own homes/apartments.

The City's Recreation & Culture Division operates two recreation centres for adults aged 55 or better with no required membership. Centres offer recreation, education, volunteer opportunities and other services. Visit either of the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre or West Arthur Community Centre to learn more about our older adult centres & recreation.

Looking to volunteer with older adults? The Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre and West Arthur Community Centre are always looking for new volunteers. If you have some available time, consider one of the many volunteer opportunities you can become involved in. There are also many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer at Pioneer Ridge Long Term Care and Senior Services.

In consultation with the provinces and territories, the Honourable Alice Wong, P.C., M.P. Minister of State (Seniors) announced the launch of the Information for Seniors website section, which brings together a variety of federal, provincial/territorial and municipal resources for seniors in an intuitive and user-friendly way.

Learn about the financial assistance and water discounts available to low-income seniors in Thunder Bay.

Learn more in our Older Adults section.   

 
Social Services and Housing

The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board manages vital social services for individuals and families living in the District of Thunder Bay. It supports people to improve their lives and become self-sufficient. This is done through the delivery of quality social services including: Child Care, Housing and Ontario Works.

 

Job Opportunities

Explore City of Thunder Bay job opportunites. All City job opportunities are sent to Indigenous Partners and Organizations.

 

Local Indigenous Service Providers Directory - Coming Soon!

We are excited to be compiling a full directory of local Indigenous service providers. Please check back, the listing will be coming soon.  

 

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