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

Foster Care and Adoption Services

Search Agency Service

  • Assists birth mother in making informed choices
  • Offers support before and after baby's birth
  • Completes home studies on prospective adoptive families
  • Provides support to families waiting to adopt a child and after the child joins the family
  • Assists in locating non-identifying information with the Adoption Disclosure Register
  • Assists with registration to the Adoption Disclosure Register which can assist with searches to contact a birth relative
  • Offers support and assistance if a reunion is requested between biological parent and child placed into adoption
Temporary and Long Term Fostering
  • Facilitates arrangements to provide a temporary home for children who are separated from their family for various reasons including neglect and abuse
  • Retains legal responsibility for the child
  • Provides initial orientation and ongoing training
  • Reimburses for all expenses incurred for welfare of child including living, medical, clothing, school and extra-curricular expenses
  • Provides access to a full range of therapeutic and relief services
Kinship Care
  • Places a child who is in the care of the agency with a member of their extended family
  • Kinship Services allow services to be provided for a child who is not in the care of the agency and remains within his/her family
  • Individuals and families interested in adopting
  • Pregnant women interested in adoption
  • Adopted individuals seeking information on birth family
Temporary and Long Term Fostering
  • Children in care
  • Various eligibility criteria must be met to become a foster family or parent
Kinship Care
  • Individuals interested in raising a child/youth placed in care, usually members of their extended family or community support group
  • Requires completion of criminal and agency background checks, personal interviews, and an assessment of the home and family
  • Requires the consent of parent(s) and child if over 12 years of age
Application Process
Intake process and home assessment required
Toll Free
1-800-465-3905 - Intake and Assessment
807-343-6100 - Intake and Assessment
Web Site
Mailing Address
1110 Jade Court
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6M7
Executive Director
Carmela Hardy
Documents Required
Completed home assessment
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Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
September 19, 2023
1110 Jade Court
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6M7
  • Located at Jade Court in Thunder Bay one block W of Balmoral St
  • Closest intersection is at Jade Court and Amber Dr
  • Situated past Dufresne Furniture and behind Superior Hyundai

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Hours of Operation
0900 to 1700
0900 to 1700
0900 to 1700
0900 to 1700
0900 to 1700

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sep-Jun
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Jul-Aug
Intake and Assessment: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Service Area(s)
Thunder Bay District