The Childrens Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay

Caring for Children... a Community Responsibility

Welcome to the Children's Aid Society of Thunder Bay



Thunder Bay CAS is focused on the health and safety of it's staff, partners and children, youth and families that we serve and are taking proactive precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As of March 16, 2020, access to any of our sites (including those in Nipigon, Geraldton, and Marathon) will be restricted to employees, couriers, those with appointments and anyone reporting child protection concerns. In addition, any non-employee will be required to answer a series of screening questions before being permitted entry to the building and will be encouraged to sanitize their hands.  If you would like to contact an individual at any of our sites, please contact our main telephone line at (807) 343-6100 or toll free at 1-800-465-3905. We apologize for any inconvenience these measures may cause.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario ARE continuing their child protection services. We are NOT closed. Although agencies across the province have modified their business practices to respond to health and safety concerns, their core protection services continue. If any member of the public or professional have a concern about the safety and/or well-being of a child or youth under 18, they should immediately contact their local Children’s Aid Societies or Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agency. A list of local contact information for these agencies are available here:


AVIS IMPORTANT : Les sociétés d'aide à l'enfance et les agences de mieux être pour enfants et familles autochtones de l'Ontario poursuivent leurs services de protection de l'enfance. Nous ne sommes pas fermés. Bien que les agences de la province aient modifié leurs pratiques d’intervention pour répondre aux préoccupations en matière de santé et de sécurité, leurs principaux services de protection se poursuivent. Si un membre du public ou un professionnel s'inquiète de la sécurité et/ou du bien-être d'un enfant ou d'un jeune de moins de 18 ans, il doit immédiatement communiquer avec la société d'aide à l'enfance ou l'agence de mieux être pour enfants et familles autochtones de sa région. Une liste des coordonnées de ces agences est disponible ici:


Welcome to the Internet Home of the Children's Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay. The Children's Aid Society has proudly worked in collaboration with our community to protect children from harm since 1908. An important part of our work is educating our community about child maltreatment and its prevention, and the work we do throughout the District of Thunder Bay. Please take a few moments to visit with us and learn more about our services and efforts to address child maltreatment throughout the District of Thunder Bay.


hands-orange-smallOn January 1, 2020, Part X of the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act comes into force, creating a new access and privacy framework for Ontario’s child and family services sector. Click here for more information.

Suspect Child Maltreatment?

Everyone has a duty to report child maltreatment. If you know or suspect a child is being maltreated, you have a duty to report it to the Children's Aid Society. Everyone, including professionals, has a responsibility to protect children by reporting actual or suspected maltreatment. 
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Foster Care

Foster parents are concerned members of our community who want to help provide a safe, nurturing place to live for children who cannot live at home. Foster parents can help foster a child for a day or 2, or they help a child grow towards adulthood. 
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The Children's Aid Society offers several adoption services to families throughout the District of Thunder Bay. Our adoption services include: working with parents who are relinquishing a child for adoption; facilitating adoptions; and helping with adoption reunions.
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The Children's Aid Society is looking for energetic, motivated individuals to volunteer with our organization. Volunteers assist us in providing a range of services to children and families in our community. We have a variety of volunteer positions available.
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