United Way is fighting the effects of poverty and assisting local people to achieve food, housing, employment and financial security by:

  • Providing ongoing access to sufficient, safe, affordable, and nutritious food;
  • Developing human assets like employment skills, education, training, and literacy;
  • Providing access to transitional housing and supports to reintegrate into the community



Funded Programs

Boys and Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay

  • Child Nutrition Program
  • Program Integration

Community Clothing Assistance

  • Affordable Clothing & Assistance Program

Independent Living Resource Centre

  • Healthy Choices

John Howard Society

  • JHS Residential Case Management Program

Lakehead Social Planning Council

  • 211 North Help Line
  • 211 North Poverty Reduction Walk-In Program

March of Dimes

  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
  • Community Services

New Directions Speaker’s School

  • Speaker’s School

Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre

  • Good Food Box

Our Kids Count

  • Food Nutrition Access Program
  • Volunteer Program

Regional Food Distribution Association

  • Opportunity Kitchen

Roots to Harvest

  • Seasonal Horticultural Outdoor Worker Program

St. Andrew Soup Kitchen Inc.

  • Dew Drop Inn Soup Kitchen

Thunder Bay Food Bank

  • Food Bank