Substance Use Services

Children’s Centre Thunder Bay is part of the UTURN collaborative along with Sister Margaret Smith Centre and Thunder Bay Counselling. UTURN provides assessment and treatment services to youth ages 12-18 and their families who are struggling with substance use, as well as social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.

The purpose of the program is to address mental health and addiction, reduce self and family harm, and create opportunities for healthier outcomes. UTURN uses a strength- based approach to achieve these goals.

Services are delivered in partnership with other community service providers to ensure that treatment plans are unique to every individual. A typical treatment plan may include individual or group intervention, counselling, skills-development and other community education programs.

For more information, or to make a referral for services, please call the Access Network at 1-855-486-5037, Thunder Bay Counselling at 807-684-1880, Children's Centre Thunder Bay at 807-343-5000, or Sister Margaret Smith Centre at 807-684-5100.

For more information about U-TURN, please visit or their Facebook page..