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

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: Foster Care and Adoption Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Temporary Care Agreement: The child is placed in the care of the Children’s Aid Society on a voluntary basis by the caregiver 
  • Society Wardship: The child is court ordered into the temporary care of the Children’s Aid Society 
  • Crown Wardship: The child is made a permanent ward of the Children’s Aid Society and could be placed for adoption
Description (Service) Adoption 
  • 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 home for children who are separated from their family 
  • 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
Hours 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
Areas Served Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Adoption 
  • 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 
  • Requires the consent of parent(s) and child if over 12 years of age
Application Contact Intake and Assessment
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Intake and Assessment: 807-343-6100
Toll Free Phone Intake and Assessment: 1-800-465-3905
Fax 807-343-0141
Site Location Balmoral Park
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
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)
Elections Jun