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Autism Ontario

The Potential Programme is a service unique to Autism Ontario designed to directly support all Ontario families of children and youth with ASD. Our Family Supports are: ASD Information: Our staff and volunteers have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of ASD and are great source of information on a variety of autism-related topics as well as local services and supports. Social Learning Opportunities (SLO's): Designed for children and youth with ASD, therir families and caregivers, SLOs provide easy access to a supportive environment in local communities. From movie mornings to recreation and social programs, SLOs allow time for families to come together and connect. Access to ASD Experts: Workshops and webinars with expert speakers provide information and resources on many topics relevant to ASD. Community Events: Partnerships with local businesses and organziations help provide includsive and sersory-friendly events in your community. Want to learn more or participate in events? Connect with Loni Rudnicki, Northern Region Family Support Coordinator, loni@autismontario.com or 807 622-9713

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Beendigen

There is life beyond violence. Beendigen is dedicated to providing quality services to abused women. Our counselling services are delivered through individual and group programming. We provide a confidential, safe and supportive place where women can talk and explore their options. All services and programs are free.

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Child & Community Resources

CCR and its partners offer a continuum of services ranging from universal community services accessible to all children, to services for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and/or developmental needs. CCR supports a child and family-centered approach to care. Services on our continuum of care are sensitive to life stage, diagnostic severity, level of functioning, geographic accessibility, and cultural and language diversity. We work in collaboration with families, referral sources, educators, health care providers, and local community and service providers to make sure our clients receive the services they need within their own community. CCR services are based on expertise in fields of early child development, psychology and behaviour analysis.

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Children's Centre Thunder Bay

Children’s Centre Thunder Bay works together with families, caregivers and a community of partners to make a real difference in the quality of life of children and youth. We are an accredited, not-for-profit organization providing treatment and support services for children and youth, from birth to 18 years, who are experiencing behavioural, emotional, developmental or social difficulties.

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Circle of Security

All parents want to be the best parent they can be for their children. Circle of Security helps parents understand children's needs and then supports them in finding their own way to meet those needs. Parent's are able to see a path to secure attachment which focuses on children's needs (and parent's state of mind) rather than children's behaviours. Visit the website for short videos about Circle of Security. Contact 624-5691 for session information.

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Good Food Box

Our Sherbrooke location is a Good Food Box Host site. You can drop off you money by the first Thursday of the month and pick up your Good Food Box filled with delicious fresh fruit and vegetables on the third Thursday of each month. Call 624-2379 for more information.

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Having a Baby in Thunder Bay

A listing of community programs, emergency help lines, emotional and breastfeeding support, and other general information for your pregnancy as well as after the baby arrives.

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Precious Bundles

Precious Bundles is a community oriented, non-profit organization in Thunder Bay, ON. We accept donations of quality second-hand children's clothing, toys, books and baby items and redistribute them to families in need

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Pregnant Thunder Bay

Having a baby? FREE early prenatal classes. Your choice: online or in person.

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TBDSSAB Child Care Services

The District of Thunder Bay Child Care Registry One Application. One List. Register your children for licensed child care through The District of Thunder Bay Child Care Registry.

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Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

The Aboriginal Family Support supports families with children ages 0-6 and is predominantly a program-based support service, with a focus on delivering programs that meet Core Standards including family healing, parenting skills, child development, family nutrition, cultural development and retention, and community development and outreach. Programs are divided into the seasons, and are offered both on-site and throughout the city of Thunder Bay at partnering agencies, including Best Start Centre’s, local schools, and other partnering agencies. Most programs offer child care, transportation, and snacks or meals. Contact the Aboriginal Family support Worker for more information or to register for this program at 345-5840 ext 9051 You can also contact the early childhood development worker at 345-5840 ext 9052.

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