Kairos Community Resource Centre

Helping youth to have the best opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential

Open Custody and Detention Facility

Kairos operates an 8 bed male facility.

kairos_facility_1Services are provided to young persons age 12-17 (male) at time of offence who have been sentenced to open custody though the Courts; have had community or conditional supervision suspended by a Ministry Provincial Director and remanded to an open custody facility; who have been remanded into custody on a detention warrant and assessed for placement in an open custody facility.  Kairos is the designated point of entry for level of detention assessments for male youth, Thunder Bay and District.

Programs and Services are youth-centered and delivered in a multi-disciplinary teamwork environment which promotes rehabilitation and reintegration for each youth.

Case Management Reintegration Plans are developed for each youth targeting those areas of assessed need/risk and identify areas of youth, family and community strength.

Interventions strategies are tailored to meet the unique needs and learning styles of each  youth and promote youth accountability.

benchSpecialized programs and services may be accessed through the community to meet specific identified needs and to support the reintegration process for youth.

Individual education plans are developed for each youth and supported through on-site section 23 classroom.

We would like to acknowledge the ‘Picture Store and Framing Centre’ and the ‘Painted Turtle’ art shop for their contributions to our art program.  A special thanks to Thunder Bay artists Linda Dell and John Ferris who mentor the youth and draw out their unique talents and strengths.

Visitor Details:

  • Please contact the facility to pre-arrange visits at (807) 623-1690.  Only authorized visitors will be permitted entrance to the facility.
  • Family and/ or significant others are welcome and encouraged to visit and participate in their child’s care plan while at Kairos.
  • All visitors to the facility will be required to sign an Oath of Confidentiality in order to protect the rights of all youth in the facility.
  • All visitors will be asked to adhere to the facility visitor rules and policies.

bench-closePrograms and Services:

  • Anger Management and Problem Solving

  • Assessment and referral

  • Crisis Response and Intervention

  • Cultural Programming

  • Discharge Planning

  • Educational support section 23 classroom

  • Employment skills training

  • Family Support/Intervention Services

  • Gender Specific Programming

  • Health and Wellness Programming

  • Life Skills/Social Skills training

  • Mentoring

  • Positive Leisure/Recreational Activities

  • Reintegration services

  • Substance Abuse Education and Counseling.