Thunder Bay Urban Aboriginal Youth Services

Please follow the link for a comprehensive list of services available for Aboriginal Youth in Thunder Bay.


Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre

To develop a sense of Native community in the City of Thunder Bay with opportunities for involvement and control by community members in addressing the issues that affect their lives.


Youth in Care Canada website


Ontario Association of Aftercare Benefits

If you are 21 to 24 and were a youth in care and meet the requirements there many health and wellness supports available to you.

View video clip about Aftercare Benefits program:



YouthCAN (Communication, Advocacy and Networking) is a multi-component program for youth in care of Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario, and Children’s Aid staff who work with them. The functions of YouthCAN are facilitated by the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.

Ontario YouthCAN is the unifying voice for youth in care of Children’s Aid Societies in the province, is dedicated to improving the quality of care for youth in Ontario’s Child Welfare System so that they are empowered, secure and able to realize their fullest potential.

YouthCAN Goals

  • Advocate on behalf of youth in care in Ontario Children’s Aid Societies.
  • Communicate timely and relevant information to Children’s Aid Societies and youth in care
  • Increase youth input into policy, programs and activities

Be a resource to Children’s Aid Societies, youth networks and organizations with a Youth In Care mandate.


Ontario Youth Opportunities Strategy

For many young people, growing up today can be tough. Many face challenges like never before. And many don’t know where to turn for support.

Helping more young people reach their potential is the goal of Ontario’s Youth Opportunities Strategy, part of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

It’s a way for youth to:

  • work constructively within their communities
  • gain confidence
  • learn new skills

work towards a valuable work reference


Youth Connect is an Ontario government website aimed at young people looking for help.  It is a one-stop source for useful information and government services for all youth.

The youth-friendly site is available in English and French ad features links to questions about health, education, getting a job, getting involved in the community and other sources of help. This site has a lot of very useful information!