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! 

Youth Week 

May 1st - 7th is a special time for us at Youth Move as we celebrate YOUTH WEEK! Get ready for an action-packed week featuring activities tailored to youth ages 10 - 24. 

 Youth Week 2022

 From in-person activities, to outdoor adventures, to virtual events, Youth Week 2022 has a lot in store for the youth of Thunder Bay. We are still planning our activities and hope to feature them in April 2022. Please visit the Youth Week Thunder Bay website for all updates and information.

 

Registration for events will be through Perfect Mind. 

 

If you have any questions about Youth Week 2022, please email us at youthmove@thunderbay.ca

 

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

Come hang out with us. Sports, games, crafts, snacks, food & more! 

Location: 609 James St. N

 

Mon - Fri: 3pm-7:30pm (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.

 

Participants ages 12+ will have to abide by the vaccination mandate and provide proof of vaccination as well as ID for entry. 

 

Please e-mail youthmove@thunderbay.ca or call 807-631-5014 with any questions. 

Canada Games Complex

Meet new friends as we engage in activities in the Saskatchewan meeting room of the Canada Games Complex and have an opportunity for an hour swim!  

 

Tues: 6:30pm-8:30pm

*Bathing suits required

 

Please e-mail youthmove@thunderbay.ca or call 807-631-5014 with any questions. 

Minnesota Park

Visit our youth space in Minnesota Park in partnership with the Youth Inclusion Program. 

 

Mon: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Thurs: 4:30pm-7:30pm

 

Please e-mail youthmove@thunderbay.ca 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: youthmove@thunderbay.ca.

Winter 2022 Special Events 

Winter 2022 Special Events

Event

Date

Time & Location

Cost

Youth Fun Skate @ Kinsmen Rink 

February 17, 2022 

February 24, 2022

March 3, 2022

March 10, 2022

05:30pm - 07:30pm @ Kinsmen Outdoor Rink FREE
Snowshoeing Sat Feb 19

1pm Kamview

Bus transportation from Kinsmen Youth Centre will be provided

$10
Movie Night @ SilverCity: Rumble Fri Feb 25 TIME TBA SilverCity $10
What's Cooking? Greek Cheesecake! Fri Mar 4 6pm Kinsmen FREE
Thunder Bay Themed Paint Nite Fri Mar 11 6:30pm Kinsmen FREE
What's Cooking? Japanese Sushi Fri Mar 18 5:30pm Kinsmen FREE
Escape Room Fri Mar 25 7pm Countdown Escape $15

Spring 2022 Special Events

Spring 2022 Special Events

Event

Date

Time & Location

Cost

April Fools Cupcake Decorating

Fri Apr 1 6:30pm Kinsmen FREE

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Backyard BBQ

Sat Apr 9 1pm Kinsmen FREE

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Sat Apr 16 1pm Kinsmen  FREE

What's Cooking? Mexican Tacos! Reboot

Fri Apr 22  5:30pm Kinsmen FREE

Hip Hop Dance Class (Beginner) 

Sat Apr 23 1pm Kinsmen FREE
Spiderman No Way Home Movie Screening Sat May 14 12pm Kinsmen FREE
Dig It DIY Garden Sat May 21 1pm Kinsmen FREE
What's Cooking? Chinese Dumplings! Fri May 28 5:30pm Kinsmen FREE
Pool Party at the Complex Sat June 4 12PM Canada Games Complex $5
Candle Making with Lit Candles Sat June 11  1pm Kinsmen FREE
Ouimet Canyon Hike Sat June 18

12pm Kinsmen

*Bus transportation provided to Ouimet Canyon

$5
What's Cooking? French Crepes!  Fri June 24 5:30pm Kinsmen FREE
Schools Out Backyard Party Sat June 25 1pm Kinsmen FREE

Virtual Activities

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. 

February Virtual Events 

  • Thurs Feb 17 @ 5:30pm Traditional Beading (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Feb 24 @ 5:30pm Homemade Ramen Noodle Bowls (Kits and Live Zoom)

March Virtual Events

  • Thurs Mar 3 @ 5:30pm Homemade Rock Candy (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Mar 10 @ 5:30pm Around the World - Middle Eastern Hummus & Naan Bread (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Mar 17 @ 5:30pm St. Patrick's Day Treats (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Mar 24 @ 5:30pm Wooden Spring String Art (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Mar 31 @ 5:30pm Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups (Kits and Live Zoom)

April Virtual Events

  • Thurs Apr 7 @ 5:30pm Homemade Edible Cookie Dough (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Apr 14 @ 5:30pm Homemade Easter Chocolates (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Apr 21 @ 5:30pm Make your Own Pizza (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs Apr 28 @ 5:30pm Mother's Day Gifts (Kits and Live Zoom)

May Virtual Events

  • Thurs May 12 @ 5:30pm Around the World: Polish Perogies (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs May 19 @ 5:30pm Homemade Bannock with Elder Lorna (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs May 26 @ 5:30pm Homemade Cake Pops (Kits and Live Zoom)

June Virtual Events

  • Thurs June 2 @ 5:30pm DIY Chia Pets (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs June 9 @ 5:30pm Homemade Cheesecake (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs June 16 @ 5:30pm Homemade Fudge for Father's Day (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs June 23 @ 5:30pm Breakfast for Dinner (Kits and Live Zoom)
  • Thurs June 30 @ 5:30pm DIY Emoji Pillows (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

Email: youthmove@thunderbay.ca 

Program Coordinator: Carlee.garieri@thunderbay.ca

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