Raising children is ultimately rewarding, but at times it can be frustrating and difficult. As the saying goes, children do not come with a handbook. In fact, most (if not all) parents could use a bit of help from time to time. It’s important to realize that there isn’t any one right way to raise your children. It’s up to the parents to decide what values and ideals they want to pass along to their children. Usually though, the question parents have isn’t “what” so much as it is “how.” The concerns you may have about your own role as a parent or about deciding what’s best for your child is quite natural.

The role of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is to provide assistance to parents who request it. The TBDHU also hosts regular parenting seminars to discuss various parenting strategies.


Parenting and You

Circle of Security

The TBDHU offers the Circle of Security early intervention program based on interest from families. You can watch a short video on the program here:

If you are interested in attending a Circle of Security workshop, or would like to know more information, call (807) 625-5900 and ask to speak with the Parenting Coordinator in Family Health.


Triple P Ontario

The TBDHU promotes the Triple P Positive Parenting Program, an international program recognized by the Government of Ontario. It is a flexible program, offering different levels of support based on parent needs.

Learn more about the Triple P Positive Parenting Program.


Caring for Mother Earth Project

The Caring for Mother Earth Project is a collaboration between the Anishinabek Nation and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. The project aims to engage service providers, parents and the general public on the topics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention, children’s environmental, maternal and child health while integrating cultural teachings.


TBDHU Resources

For downloadable resources, visit the Resources page and filter by audience "Parents & Caregivers":



For Further Information

Call the Family Health Program: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free 1-888-294-6630

or the Children’s Centre Thunder Bay (807) 343-5000

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