Our Kids Count

Our Kids Count (OKC) is a community development program aimed at fostering the health and development of children ages 6 and under. We build stronger families and inclusive communities by en-hancing people’s lives through personal growth and develop-ment. OKC involves participants in all aspects of program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Through other funding sources and community partnerships, OKC provides support to individuals of all ages – men, women, youth, teens and families with children. 

They deliver programming through a variety of methods. Currently, we offer programs in two Family Resource Centres in the City of Thunder Bay. At these centres, parents are able to register for skill building and/or educational programs, while their children are cared for by trained Early Childhood Education workers. 


Programs Offered

  • Community Kitchens 
  • Family Counsellor
  • Home Visiting
  • Roots of Empathy 
  • Baby Box Distributor 
  • Pre/Post Natal Support 
  • KICK: Kids in Community Kitchens
  • Infant Rhymes and Rainbows
  • Child Development Program
  • Workshops
  • Summer Programs / Outings
  • Nutritious Snacks
  • Monthly Breakfasts
  • Every Parent Evening Program
  • Young Parents Program
  • Emergency Food Cupboard
  • Morning Munchies Drop in
  • Bus Passes

In addition, they now provide the Big Brother, Big Sister program which delivers a one to one mentoring program which ensures that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential – as an individual and as a citizen – and that by doing so they will not only do well, they will do good. 

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