CAP Projects

Community Action Projects (CAPs) are the experiential component of the program. Our Leadership Thunder Bay participants work in “whole brain” teams to complete projects that will influence our city in unique ways. The goal is to build core leadership skills such as project management, innovation and problem solving, as well as courage, empathy and authenticity through collaboration with organizations. This process exposes the participants to consensus building, public/private partnerships, diversity, board development, fundraising and volunteerism, among others.
The projects should positively impact the community and involve bringing together various organizational sectors including public, private and voluntary, to join forces and explore opportunities. Teams choose their CAPS in October and work on them for the duration of the program and present the results at the graduation ceremonies.

Current CAP Projects


Children’s Centre Foundation Thunder Bay

Mental Health Awareness Week activities and promotion Thunder Bay’s Mental Health Network along with Leadership Thunder Bay will coordinate our 2017 emerging leaders to help lead the network for the 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week.  The Leadership Thunder Bay Community Action Project group will be provided with a detailed history of the Mental Health Network

Thunder Bay Drug Strategy and Crime Prevention Council

Engage youth who are homeless or at risk to participate in a photo voice project It is estimated that there are approximately 65,000 young people across Canada who are homeless or living at homeless shelters and thousands more who are at-risk each year. Youth homelessness isn’t always visible. You may not see it in your

Mazinaajim Children’s Foundation

Increase awareness of the Foundation for a large fundraising event in 2017 Leadership Thunder Bay and Mazinaajim Children’s Foundation will develop a plan to increase awareness of the foundation in anticipation for a large fundraising event in April 2017. This includes drafting a communications plan and creating resources to assist promotions for different audiences. This

Lakehead Public Schools

Development of a network for students living in Thunder Bay without parents/support in boarding homes International students and students from northern communities come with unique circumstances and challenges and would benefit greatly from a strong, community-involved support program. Leadership Thunder Bay is proud to partner and deliver the concept of Lakehead Public Schools International (LPSI)