Resources, Contacts & Supports

211 Thunder Bay

The Lakehead Social Planning council developed and operates an online, up-to-date, accessible searchable database that you can search to find information about social, community, health and government services in Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario.


Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (OPACY)

The Office of the Provincial Advocate provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children. The advocates will respond to concerns you may have about the service you are receiving. The Office has a strong commitment to youth involvement.

The Thunder Bay Office for the Provincial advocate is at 435 Balmoral Street Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5N4.


Free Income tax Clinics

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The Lakehead Social Planning Council administers a volunteer income tax clinic on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency. Returns are completed using UFile software and are e-filed during income tax season (Mar 1, 2014-Apr 30, 2014). The program accepts income tax year-round and is able to complete multiple years. All income tax returns are completed on a first come, first served basis.


Justice for Children and Youth

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Legal services for young people under 18 and homeless youth under 25 in Ontario.