Unfortunately as a result of the current health crisis the Youth Inclusion Program will not be accepting new referrals at this time.

City recreation and culture facilities and programs have been temporarily closed as of end of day March 16, 2020 for an indefinite period as part of the City's COVID-19 response.

It is uncertain at this time when they will be re-opened and programs resumed. City Administration is committed to providing regular updates on status via the media, social media, and the City's website.

Our Youth Navigators are contining to provide services and supports virtually to their clients. If you are currently connected to a Youth Navigator contact them directly or through the Youth Inclusion social media pages (Facebook or Instagram). 

As the Youth Inclusion Program does not provide emergency/crisis services, if you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis contact the resources below:

- Contact your doctor

- Go to the nearest hospital

- Contact ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600

- Call 911 or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000

- Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

About our program

The Youth Inclusion Program provides neighbourhood based programming 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 led. Built into this program are opportunities to access healthy adults and peers who can provide guidance, support and mentorship. This is achieved through group programming.

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 in the District Social Services Board Resources center. This is located at Unit 97 K Limbrick Street.
  • Windsor/Picton/Blucher Neighbourhood. We will be located at 288 Windsor Street, Unit 45.

View our events calendars listed below.

One-to-one 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

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

Monthly Program Calendar

View the March events for our sites:

Limbrick / Vale Calendar of Events               Windsor / Picton / Blucher Calendar of Events

Upcoming Workshops

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE "INDEPENDENCE PROJECT" see poster for information below!

Independence Project Poster


Contact and social media

For information, and to hear more about our events, follow us on social media:

Questions can be direct to: youthinclusion@thunderbay.ca


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