United Way is helping local families and individuals to build a community that is united, vibrant and strong by:

  • Promoting a sense of belonging and inclusion, and engaging people with their community;
  • Helping people create and maintain supportive relationships and connections;
  • Assisting people to achieve positive mental health, and providing supports to handle life’s challenges;
  • Creating safe neighbourhoods and homes.



Funded Programs

Canadian Hearing Society

  • General Support Services
  • Hearing Care Counselling
  • Northern Literacy and Lifeskills Program

Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Education & Training

Catholic Family Development Centre

  • First Step/Women in Need Partner Assault Response (PAR) Alternative & Parenting
  • General Counselling & R.I.S.K.

Children’s Centre Thunder Bay

  • Rapid Access


  • Ambassador Outreach & Public Education
  • Peer at Home Support

Community Clothing Assistance

  • Community Partners Referral Program
  • HOW “Hands on Work” Pre-Employment Program

Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario

  • Jail Visitation and Community Reintegration for Women

Evergreen A United Neighbourhood

  • Evergreen A Strong Neighbourhood
  • Volunteer Coordination

Faye Peterson House

  • Caring Dads
  • Pre & Post Natal Support
  • Stepping Stones

Hospice Northwest

  • Hospice Volunteers Thunder Bay

NorthWind Family Ministries

  • LifeBuild

St John Ambulance

  • Car Seat Education Program
  • Camp 911
  • Medical First Response Unit

Thunder Bay & Area Victim Services

  • Thunder Bay & Area Victims Services

Thunder Bay Counselling

  • Community Counselling for Victims of Family Violence
  • Credit Counselling Program
  • Psychosocial Family Counselling Program

Thunder Bay Literacy Group

  • One on One Literacy / Numeracy Tutoring
  • Small Group Literacy / Numeracy Classes

Volunteer Thunder Bay

  • Connectors (NEXUS – Volunteer Services Program)