About our 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 youth to reach out for extra support when needed.

Our program is youth centred and youth led. Built into the program are opportunities to access healthy adults and peers who can provide guidance, support and mentorship.

Group programming

The Youth Inclusion Program offers neighbourhood based drop in programming for ages 12 to 24. Group programming is based on consultation from young people within each neighbourhood and can include anything from life skills, art, recreation activities, to community outings.

We are currently active in the following neighbourhoods:

  • Limbrick/Vale Neighbourhood. We do are located at Kinsmen Northwood Centre, 609 James St N
  • Windsor/Picton/Blucher Neighbourhood. We do drop in programs at North End Rec Centre (954 Huron Ave) and the Boys and Girls Club (270 Windsor St). We also do community outings.
  • Simpson/Ogden. We are located at Minnesota Park, 277 Pacific Avenue.

Individualized support

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

Navigators can support a youth in their personal development and goals, support skill and leadership development, advocacy, community connections and opportunities, work at addressing gaps in services and break down barriers in participation. Navigators are mobile and as such, they can provide accompaniment to appointments and or assist with transportation if that is a barrier.

Participants referral form

We are no longer accepting referral forms. Please email youthinclusion@thunderbay.ca for any questions.

Contact and social media

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Questions can be direct to: youthinclusion@thunderbay.ca


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