Youth Move

Youth Move is for anyone between the ages of 10 to 18 looking for ways to get involved in their community, make some new friends and try different activities. Youth Move has drop-in sites, registered special events, and registered virtual programming.

Follow us on Facebook (CityofThunderBayYouth) and Instagram (@youthmovetbay) for our most recent updates and daily activities! 

Drop in Sites

Youth Move drop in sites are year-round spaces where youth are free to stop by.  Check out the drop-down menu to see where and what we're up to! 

Kinsmen Youth Centre

Outdoor and Indoor Drop In Now Open! Come hang out with us. Sports, games, crafts, snacks, food & more! 

Location: 609 James St. N


Mon - Fri: 3pm-7pm (new activities each day!)

Sat: 1pm-4pm 


Staff and participants must wear a mask where phyiscal distancing is not possible. Active screening will be mandatory and hand washing/sanitizing will be mandatory prior to entering our centre. Please complete the screening prior to drop off:


Please e-mail or call 807-631-5014 with any questions. 

Canada Games Complex

Meet new friends as we engage in activities in the Saskatchewan meeting room and have an opportunity for a swim!  


Tues: 6:30pm-8:30pm

*Bathing suits required


Please e-mail or call 807-631-5014 with any questions. 

Minnesota Park

Launching Youth Space in Minnesota Park in partnership with the Youth Inclusion Program. Join us in celebrating the launch on Thurs Oct 7th from 4pm-6pm. Regular drop-in programming to start Thurs Oct 14th.


Mon: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Thurs: 4:30pm-7:30pm


Please e-mail or call 807-631-5014 with any questions. 

Special Events

Youth Move has a variety of events for youth to check out throughout the year. To register for any of our special events please visit our new, easy-to-use online registration option through PerfectMind! Registrations can also still be taken by phone at 625-8463 (hotline). To ensure everyone's safety during Covid-19 we have put several protocols in place for our special events including screening, social distancing, sanitization and more. For more information, email us at:

Fall 2021 Special Events



Time & Location


Pumpkinfest at Gammondale Farm

Sat Oct 9

12pm Kinsmen Centre (Transportation provided to Gammondale)


DIY Bedroom Rug

Fri Oct 15

5pm Kinsmen 


Halloween Party

Fri Oct 22

6pm Kinsmen


Haunted Fort

Sat Oct 23

Time TBD Fort William


Get Your Art On

Fri Nov 5

5pm Kinsmen


Indigenous Art Paint Nite

Sat Nov 13

1pm Kinsmen


Bowling Night

Fri Dec 3

5:30pm Galaxy Lanes


Nailed It Challenge

Fri Dec 10 5:30pm Kinsmen FREE

Holiday Party

Sat Dec 18 4pm Kinsmen FREE

Virtual Programs

To best engage and reach youth in Thunder Bay, we started running virtual recreational programming! From art to baking to exploring new hobbies - there is something for everyone! All events are free. This summer we have teamed up with the Youth Inclusion Program to run events together for ages 10-24. To register for virtual events this summer please see our online registration portal. 

October Virtual Events
  • Thurs Oct 7 @ 5:30pm Thanksgiving Holiday Apps (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Oct 14 @ 5:30pm Leaf Candle Jars (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Oct 21 @ 5:30pm DIY Halloween Decorations (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Oct 28 @ 5:30pm Halloween Cookie Night (Kits and Live Zoom)
November Virtual Events
  • Thurs Nov 4 @ 5:30pm Explore the World: Indian Cuisine (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Nov 11 @ 5:30pm Remembrance Day Stained Glass Craft (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Nov 18 @ 5:30pm DIY Slime Night (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Nov 25 @ 5:30pm DIY Lip Balm (Kits and Live Zoom)
 December Virtual Events
  • Thurs Dec 2 @ 5:30pm Explore the World: Thai Cuisine (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Dec 9 @ 5:30pm Pop Up Holiday Cards (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Dec 16 @ 5:30pm Homemade Holiday Cookies (Kits and Live Zoom)

Things to know

Youth Move is nut safe – any food sent from home must be nut safe.

Youth may sign out at any time.

Participant Information Forms are required for all youth and can be found at any of the Drop In sites or Special Events.

If your child has a disability, we welcome them to come with a PSW or support may be provided through Junior Inclusion Services.

Contact us

Phone: 625-2344


Program Coordinator:

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