Children's Centre Foundation supports the following programs and initiatives:
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.
Children's Centre Foundation has sponsored a local youth hockey team, through the provision of green tournament jerseys. In return, the KC Pee Wee Hurricanes are bringing awareness to mental health issues on and off the ice.
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 www.heresthedeal.ca.
The Consortium was developed in response to a need for an organized approach to provide suicide intervention skills and mental health first aids to community members. It also provides support for trainers to share knowledge, resources, and improve skills. A contact list of local ASIST and SafeTALK trainers is available.
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 http://www.childrenscentre.ca/en/walk-counselling-clinic or call (807) 343-5000.