401 N. Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4P7
P. 807-345-5840
F. 807-344-8945

We provide a wide range of programming. Please explore our programs below.

Aboriginal Alcohol / Drug Worker Program

Designed to assist urban aboriginal people who may experience problems associated with alcohol or drug abuse.

Indigenous Community Council Program

An opportunity for Indigenous accused persons to assume responsibility for their actions and behavior that lead them to become in conflict with the law and be a part of repairing harm, while participating in developing self-healing plans.

Aboriginal Family Support Program

The Aboriginal Family Support Program is a Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) program, a community-based children’s program delivered by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Indigenous Healing And Wellness

The Aboriginal Healing and Wellness strategy was set forth to promote growth and healing for Aboriginal People via Aboriginal specific services. The mandate of the strategy is to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles and deliver culture based programs and services to promote holistic healing.

Akwe:go

This program has been specifically designed to provide a comprehensive program to urban Aboriginal children between the ages of 7-12.

Anishnawbe Skills Development Program

The Anishnawbe Skills Development Program is a free basic upgrading program in Mathematics and English for individuals aged 18 and over.

Apatisiwin Employment Program

The vision of the Apatisiwin Program is that Aboriginal people gain education, experience, and skills to achieve and maintain meaningful employment.

Children’s Wellness Program

Targeting high-risk youth aged 7-15. The purpose is to decrease drug/alcohol abuse and to address mental health issues that may be a result of family violence.

Community Support Program

The Community Support Worker program provides culturally appropriate holistic prevention and intervention support to urban Indigenous individuals and families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Indigenous Courtworker Program

Assists Indigenous people who are navigating through the justice system in the areas of Criminal, Family and Child Welfare matters in local Thunder Bay, Armstrong and Nipigon courts. Assistance is also provided to those appearing in local Municipal court upon request.

Cultural Resource Coordinator

As part of a key component of Walking Together - Ontario’s Long Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, the Cultural Resource Coordinator Program is designed to provide cultural and traditional supports and services for Indigenous children, youth, and families.

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy

The HPS seeks to address homelessness by working in partnership with communities, provinces and territories, other federal departments and the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Indigenous Peoples’ Court Caseworker

This is a specialized court with a focus on healing which is in line with Gladue Principals. It’s an opportunity for Indigenous accused to address their charge(s) holistically and which includes participation by those impacted by the actions/behaviour of the accused.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Program

The Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin program translates in English to “I am a Kind Man”. The programs goal is to encourage men to speak out and end all forms of violence toward women and to foster healthy relationships.

Life Long Care Program

The life Long Care Program intends to improve the quality of life and living conditions for all Aboriginal people who require Life Long Care.

The Gladue Services Program (Writer and Aftercare)

Gladue Services Worker (Writer) – Prepares Gladue reports for Indigenous accused persons who are looking at doing six months or more of incarceration upon sentencing.
Gladue Services Aftercare Worker – provides supportive services to Indigenous accused persons during the preparation of a Gladue Report, at sentencing, and those following release from custody.

Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program

This program is taking major strides to help community members to increase their physical activity levels and their cardio-vascular health; to become smoke-free; to increase their knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating practices and weight management; and, to enhance the leadership ability of our youth.

Wasa-Nabin

Wasa-Nabin promotes cultural identity, self-esteem, educational values and career goals, and to enhance healthy choices for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Youth. We encourage our youth to lead by example and build a positive atmosphere for other youth to follow.

Youth Justice Committee Program

The Thunder Bay Youth Justice Committee Program is based on a restorative approach to justice. It includes participation of victims, offenders and communities to provide an opportunity for healing and reparation for individuals and communities. It gives priority to the offender accountability, needs of the victims, community wellness and healing.

Youth Life Promotions

The YLP program is designed to support urban Indigenous youth ages 13-24 to achieve success. The program is founded on the principles of self-determination and cultural reclamation.

Waabogonee EarlyON

Waabogonee translated means; flower that wakes up in the morning and blossoms throughout the day.
Waabogonee EarlyON Child and Family Center provides environments that engage parents and caregivers as co-learners and leaders in influencing positive child, family and community experiences and outcomes.
Given that a sense of identity is the path to wellness, cultural elements are essential in the deliverable`s of the program, including access to land and water-based learning, cultural knowledge keepers, traditional songs, stories, crafts and foods, historical perspectives on raising children, parenting skills, and community development.
Waabogonee EarlyOn supports children and their families in learning, growing and deepening their connections. Children and families relationships grow stronger and more resilient through our strength-based and community empowered approaches.

Victim Advocate Program

Provides support, advocacy, and programming to victims of crime, including those currently involved in the main stream criminal justice system, Indigenous Community Council Program and the Indigenous Peoples’ court.

Indigenous Mental Health and Wellness Program

The focus of the IMHWP is to increase access to mental health and wellness, collaborate with individuals and to build supports within the community of Thunder Bay.