Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

Site: Thunder Bay - Cumberland St N

Service: Aboriginal Community Council Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides an alternative to sentencing in regular courts through a sentencing circle 
  • Provides an opportunity for offenders to take responsibility for their actions and actively participate in rectifying the wrong they have done 
  • Addresses the background of the accused, including addiction issues, loss of identity, family violence and abuse 
  • Allows for charges to be withdrawn upon completion of Healing and Wellness plan
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Aboriginal youth between 12-17 years of age and adults who normally reside in Thunder Bay and have committed certain minor offenses such as: 
  • Fraud 
  • Theft 
  • Mischief 
  • Causing a disturbance
Certain offenses are never eligible for diversion, such as (but not limited to) the following: 
  • Serious personal violence 
  • Sexual assault 
  • Child abuse 
  • Criminal Code driving offenses such as impaired driving
Application Through the Native Criminal, Family or Combined Courtworkers; referrals can be made through any of the Friendship Centre Program Staff and members of the judiciary
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-5840
Fax 807-344-8945
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 401 Cumberland St N
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4P7
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Intersection Cumberland St N and Clavet St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit