Programs and Initiatives

Children's Centre Foundation supports the following programs and initiatives:

Chill Rooms:

The Chill Room project provides funding for the development of semi-supervised spaces within high schools and senior elementary schools across Thunder Bay. These “chill rooms” are safe places within the school for youth to go to when they feel stressed, overwhelmed, gather themselves or just take a quiet break.

Volunteer Pool Bearcats Pee Wee Hockey Team:

Children's Centre Foundation has sponsored a local youth hockey team, through the provision of green tournament jerseys. In return, the Volunteer Pool Pee Wee Bearcats are bringing awareness to mental health issues on and off the ice.

Thunder Bay Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force:

The Task Force was established in 2007, based on the growing need to address youth mental health issues and tragic events, including suicide. A collective of 31 partner organizations, the Task Force is involved in community education initiatives, awareness campaigns and an acute fan-out response in the case of a tragic event or youth suicide. For more information, visit

Child-Minding Services for Walk-In Counselling Clinic:

Children’s Centre Thunder Bay, in partnership with Thunder Bay Counselling Centre, offers single-session counselling services on a weekly basis. Walk-in counselling hours are held every Wednesday between 12 pm and 8 pm. Child-minding services during these counselling sessions are available through funding by Children’s Centre Foundation. For more information about walk-in counselling services, please visit or call (807) 343-5000.