COVID-19 Update

Dear clients, families, and community partners,

During this pandemic, new guidelines are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all clients, staff and visitors to our sites.

  • All visits to our sites must be scheduled in advance
  • All staff and visitors to GJCC sites must complete an active screen for COVID-19. There will be someone to greet you and complete the screening. Screening questions are below for your reference
          COVID-19 Screening Questions for Workers, Clients, Visitors over 18
  • After screening, you will be required to sanitize or wash your hands.
  • Those accompanying a child to an appointment will be required to wear a mask (cloth or surgical) during your time on-site as required by City wide order. You may bring your own mask or a clean one-time use one will be provided to you upon arrival.
  • Our staff will also be wearing masks or other personal protective equipment
  • Any and all visitors attending GJCC must wear a mask upon entering centre as required by City wide order. Please click on link below to review. 
  • Mandatory_Use_of_Mask_or_Face_Covering_within_GJCC.pdf

Coming to GJCC quick reference guide

We are very excited to be welcoming clients and visitors back to our sites and look forward to seeing you soon!

Please take care of yourselves and families by following recommendations of government and public health officials.  There are a number of websites you can visit for more information.  

Government of Ontario:

Thunder Bay District Health Unit:

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  This is a difficult and challenging time for all Canadians.  Let's do what we can to support one another.

"One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone." - Shannon L. Alder

Tina Bennett, Chief Executive Officer           Andy Hay, Board Chair



George Jeffrey Children's Centre (GJCC) is very pleased to enter into a partnership with Child and Community Resources (CCR) to assist them with Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Services.

Effective May 19, 2020 GJCC will be taking on the provision of some of the existing OAP services currently delivered directly through CCR. At this time, this includes a small number of children currently participating in behavior plans. GJCC and CCR have been working diligently over the past several months to ensure these services are preserved in the Thunder Bay District and delivered by trained professional staff. GJCC is looking forward to the addition of the Thunder Bay CCR team to our organization.

GJCCs Board of Directors and Leadership Team view this addition as an opportunity to provide an expanded range of interconnected and multidisciplinary specialized services and therapies for children and families.

We acknowledge that the system is still evolving. As we prepare for a new OAP in April 2021, it is our hope that the new design will include service options for all families.

Tina Bennett, MHS, RSW

Chief Executive Officer


Welcome to
George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Enriching children's lives by meeting their physical, developmental and social needs in a caring, family-centred environment

We are proud to offer programs and services that meet the physical, developmental, and social needs of Northwestern Ontario children of all ages and abilities. Helping children achieve their best by providing family-centred services is an essential part of what we do. Our dedicated and caring professionals acknowledge and respect each family’s uniqueness and seek their advice and guidance to help children reach their potential.


George Jeffrey Children's Centre • 200 Brock Street East Thunder Bay, ON • 807-623-4381