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Thunder Bay Counts

Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, and Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, are pleased to announce a new resource for Thunder Bay. The United Way of Thunder Bay, as the lead organization, along with their collaborative partner the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre are joining forces to launch Thunder Bay Counts.

This new initiative will lead a coordinated response to determine and act on what is important for people’s wellbeing, while addressing related challenges here in Thunder Bay. The community will have a shared responsibility in developing an action plan that will help eliminate root causes to some of our most pressing community priorities that create barriers to wellbeing. City of Thunder Bay Councillor, Rebecca Johnson, will Chair this initiative and a round table of community leaders will be engaged to help guide the project.

There are several steps to this project:

• Bring together information from existing social research projects and the
numerous strategies that presently exist.

• Work with the community to develop community goals, outcomes, indicators
and a process to measure progress along the way.

• Engage local funders to discuss how we can work together to strategically fund
our community.

• Engage partners in data sharing on the outcomes and indicators to bring
forward information on how the community is working towards Thunder Bay
Counts goals.

• Develop the Thunder Bay Counts website that will provide information back to
the community on the initiative.

• Create and update, over time, the Thunder Bay Counts Report Card that will
provide information to the community on progress and changes within our

“The United Way of Thunder Bay is excited to bring this initiative to Thunder Bay and thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation for believing in the impact that this will achieve in our community. We look forward to working with our community to enrich the good work that is already taking place and to bring new opportunities to enhance quality of life here in Thunder Bay.”
-Sandra Albertson, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Thunder Bay


For more information about Thunder Bay Counts please contact Sandra Albertson,
Director of Community Impact, United Way of Thunder Bay, 626-1766 or

For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit www.otf.ca

United Way of Thunder Bay is leading the way to a better community by improving the quality of life for all local people. By collaborating with community partners, we are leading the way to addressing social issues in our community and investing in three critical areas: Poverty, Kids and Strong Communities. Donations to the United Way are strategically invested across Thunder Bay to many vital programs and initiatives in these areas, creating a social safety net that works to achieve lasting change for our neighbours, families and friends.

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