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Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

Indigenous Community Council Program

  • 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
Hours of Operation
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
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 Process
  • Apply 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
Documents Required
No documents required
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
September 28, 2020