The City of Thunder Bay, through its Aboriginal Liaison Unit, is starting an innovative film project to address the need for educational resources to help youth:

  • Transition to Thunder Bay;
  • Learn how to navigate the city; and
  • How to thrive in our community.

We partnered with award-winning Aboriginal filmmaker Michelle Derosier and cinematographer Dave Clement of Thunderstone Pictures on the Welcome Project to produce a high-quality, four-part documentary film series and dedicated website that we will use as part of a welcome package.

"This project builds on the positive steps the City of Thunder Bay has already taken to help create a safe and welcoming environment for all people," said City Clerk John Hannam.

Fall Feast and Festival of Services

We will be screening the completed films at the annual Fall Feast and Festival of Services in September. After that, we will distribute them in the community and beyond as educational and training resources.

Help by sponsoring

We're seeking private sponsorships to make the project a reality. Download our Sponsorship Package to see how you can get involved. The projected cost of the entire project is $57,000, include includes films that will address specific topics. Various sponsorship levels exist for anyone looking to support this community initiative.

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