Update April 13, 2021: There’s still time to register your child (ages 9 – 12) for virtual Kids in Community Kitchen. Due to the current stay-at-home order, ingredients will be delivered to participants. Call Jocelyn at 807-623-0292 ext. 227 to register. From more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ourkidscountthunderbay/photos/a.1480798815465486/2859628144249206/
Update April 12, 2021: Upcoming Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Virtual Sessions are coming up. To register or for more information please contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update January 21: Our Kids Count is hosting a Virtual Painting workshop happening January 29, 2021. Please call 807-623-0292 ext 226 to register.
Update January 7: Our Kids Count programs will be starting up this on January 11!
Our Kids Count are offering free programs available to all! To register for the January & February Every Parents Group, please call l 807-623-0292 ext. 226. (attachment)
If you are interested in joining the Virtual Book Club please call Sonia at 807-623-0292 ext. 226 to register.
Update December 3: The Our Kids Count Emergency Food Cupboard is open on Fridays from 1-4 p.m.. Those who are accessing the Emergency Food Cupboard are asked to follow COVID-19 precautions. New grocery bags will be provided. If available, fresh produce, milk and bread can be handed out at this time.
Update September: Are you experiencing grief or loss, depression, anxiety, covid stress, family stress, work stress, parenting issues, social stress, relationship issues or some other life event that you need to talk about? Our Kids Count can help. Please call 807-623-0292 ext. 225 today to make an appointment.
Starting Monday July 13th, Our Kid Counts will be offering a few summer programs with limited numbers of participants. Please call to register. Per COVID-19 precautions, participants will be asked to self screen prior to attending programs. There are markings on the ground to maintain a distance of 6ft while waiting to enter the buildings, and you will be screened at the door. Participants will be asked to wear a mask and wash their hands. Children will not need to wear masks.
Update June 25, 2020: Due to Covid-19 precautions, Our Kids Count has been working with reduced staff and their doors are currently closed to the public. Please note, these staff will be off and theiroffice will be CLOSED the week of June 29 – July 3.
Update May 7, 2020: Monthly Community Breakfast is cancelled for May 9, 2020.
Our Kids Count (OKC) is a community development organization which builds stronger families and inclusive communities by enhancing people’s lives through personal growth and development. OKC’s core funding is aimed at fostering the health and development of children ages 6 and under. Through other funding sources and community partnerships, OKC provides support to individuals of all ages – men, women, youth (6-12), teens and families with children. OKC involves participants in all aspects of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Our Kids Count and Catholic Family Development Centre Thunder Bay continue to work together to ensure those who need counselling can receive it. Counselling is available by phone or face to face video conferencing, however walk-ins are closed until further notice. Please call 807-345-7323 and a councillor will call you back and make an appointment. If you are in a crisis and need immediate support please call Crisis Response 807-346-8282 or 1-888-269-3100. Doors to the building will be closed.
Teleco is providing Computers For kids to families who need them for schooling. Please click on the link below to fill out their form. If you don’t have transportation to pick it up once its ready, indicate in the comments section that you need delivery through OKC and they will get it to you. https://teleco.ca/computers-for-kids-contact/
704 McKenzie St, P7C 3L4