Children's Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay (The)

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: AfterCare Benefits Initiative

Description & Services
Public Comments Aftercare benefits end when an individual turns 25 years old
Description (Service) Provides aftercare benefits to former Crown wards and other youth who have left or are leaving care
Health and Dental Benefits (provided by Green Shield Canada) include: 
  • Dental plan 
  • Extended Health Benefits 
  • Medical equipment 
  • Prescriptions 
  • Vision care
Counselling and Life Support Services (provided by Shepell) include: 
  • Access to e-counselling, video, telephone, in-person, or live chat counselling 
  • Career coaching 
  • Financial planning 
  • Legal advice 
  • Manage stress, improve self-esteem, fight depression
Hours Sep-Jun, Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Jul-Aug, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Ages: 21 year(s) - 25 year(s) 
Youth who were eligible to receive Continued Care and Support for Youth (CCSY) or Extended Care and Maintenance (ECM) which includes youth who: 
  • had Crown ward status that expired at age 18 
  • were subject to a protection (formal) customary care agreement or a protection custody order at age 18 
  • were eligible for support under the Renewed Youth Support (RYS) program
  • Youth who are attending college or university and opt out of their school health benefits plan 
  • Children of eligible youth may also be registered for health benefits coverage
Application Individuals can apply on the website or by calling the office
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-343-6100
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-3905
Primary Contact Diana Mellerup, Manager, Children's Services Unit; Phone: 807-343-6173
Primary Executive Brad Bain, Executive Director
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 1110 Jade Court
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6M7
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Intersection Jade Crt and Amber Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2015
Funding Provincial