Our Kids Count of Thunder Bay Inc

Site: McKenzie Street Site

Service: Children and Family Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Workshops on parenting for couples, budgeting, and fatherhood will be available as the need arises. If interested please call.
Description (Agency) Provides a variety of community programs and services for families
Agency Services
Description (Service)
  • Focuses on 3 main themes: children, family and community 
  • "A Kitchen for Our Community" offers opportunities for older adults, men, women, teens and children to come together to cook and learn about food and nutrition 
  • Works with parents, future parents and caregivers of children to respond to the needs and concerns they have in raising their children 
  • Participants are actively involved in program development and implementation as peer leaders 
  • Provides free child care while parent participates in programs 
  • Provides nutritional snacks at all programs at no cost 
  • Offers evening and weekend programming for young teen parents 
  • Offers prenatal and postnatal support to teens, women and their families 
  • Provides bus transportation for participants to attend programs  
  • Particpates as a member of the Food Action Network
 
Offers various programs including the following: 
  • Community Kitchens 
  • Drop-Ins 
  • Planning Team 
  • Parenting Programs 
  • Pre and Post Natal Support 
  • Home Visiting Program 
  • Roots of Empathy
 
Good Food Box Host Site 
  • Provides a prearranged assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables on a monthly basis 
  • Functions as a food purchasing system making fresh fruits and vegetables available at a reduced price 
  • Food is available at prices equal or less than the cost at the supermarket through bulk purchasing and volunteer participation
Hours Administration: Mon-Fri 9:30 am-4:30 pm 
Program hours vary
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Families with children 6 years of age and younger for programs
 
Good Food Box 
No restrictions
Application Registration required for some programs; call for information
 
Good Food Box 
1st Thu of the month, boxes are ordered and paid for; 2nd last Thu of the month, boxes are picked up
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-623-0292
Fax 807-623-1530
E-Mail info@ourkidscount.ca
Website www.ourkidscount.ca
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Volunteer Coordinator Dayna Frost, Volunteer Coordinator; Email: dayna@ourkidscount.ca
Primary Executive Gladys Berringer, Executive Director; Phone: 807-623-0292 ext 224; Email: gladys@ourkidscount.ca
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 704 McKenzie St
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3L4
 
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Intersection McKenzie St and Rowand St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada -- Community Action Program for Children (CAPC); Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) ; United Way
Elections June