Group programming is based on consultation from young people within each neighbourhood and can include anything from life skills, art, recreation activities, to community outings.
The Youth Inclusion Program offers neighbourhood based drop in programming for ages 12 to 24. Group programming is based on consultation from young people within each neighbourhood and can include anything from life skills, art, recreation activities, to community outings.
We are currently active in the following neighbourhoods:
- Limbrick/Vale Neighbourhood in the District Social Services Board Resources center. This is located at Unit 97 K Limbrick Street.
- Windsor/Picton/Blucher Neighbourhood. We will be located at 288 Windsor Street, Unit 45.
- Simpson/Ogden. FIND US AT OUR NEW LOCATION at Minnesota Park
The aim of our Neighbourhood based programs is to promote youth well-being by creating inclusive and accessible neighbourhood-based spaces where youth can connect with caring adult allies, take part in programming and pro-social activities, learn new skills, and be connected with a range of holistic supports as required.
You can find our program in the following neighborhoods:
- In Windsor, Picton, Blucher our program is located at 288 Windsor Street, Unit 45.
- In Limbrick, Vale we work out of the District Social Services Board Resources center. This is located at Unit 97 K Limbrick Street.
- Simpson/Ogden we run a program out of the Evergreen house at 139 Heron St.
Community Engagement, & Outreach
Youth Inclusion Program staff engage in various outreach and engagement activities in an effort to increase awareness of YIP and its programming elements, and build relationships with youth and youth-serving organizations. This includes meeting with schools and community agencies, attending community meetings and events, and providing outreach to youth at neighbourhood and community events. It also involves various efforts to connect with Indigenous youth from Northern communities who will be relocating to Thunder Bay for school.
Lunch & Learn Programs
The Youth Inclusion Program currently supports Lunch & Learn programming in conjunction with the First Nation, Metis, Inuit Graduation Coaches at the following schools.
- Saint Patrick’s High School
- Westgate Collegiate & Vocational Institute
- Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute
- Hammarskjold High School
The Youth Inclusion Program also supports programming within Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and Matawa Education and Care Centre.