The Community Resource Team (CRT) at OPTIONS northwest provides multi-disciplinary clinical services to individuals with a developmental disability in the Thunder Bay & District area.

Operating under the Vision, Mission and Philosophy of OPTIONS northwest, we aim to enhance the quality of life of individuals through holistic clinical supports and individualized approaches.

The Community Resource Team provides or has access to specialized services in:

  • Health Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech/Language
  • Dual Diagnosis - Including the North Community Network of Specialized Care & St. Joseph's Care Group Partnerships
  • Psychology
  • Positive Behavioural Services
  • Children's Behavioural Services (ages 6 to 18)
  • Community Outreach/Non-Traditional Supports
  • Partnership with TBRHSC - Forensics Program


Services can be provided in French upon request to the Manager of Community Services - Community Resource Team.

Pour avoir des services offert en français faites votre demande au Directeur des Services Communautaires - Équipe des Resources Communautaires.


If you are currently receiving clinical supports from the CRT and wish to access additional services, please complete the CRT Referral Form linked below and email it to


Download a Community Resource Team referral form


If you are not currently receiving clinical supports from the CRT you will need to contact Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). Individuals currently receiving residential supports from OPTIONS northwest, but are not receiving clinical supports will also need to contact DSO if they wish to access CRT Services. To apply for clinical services, please contact DSO at 1-855-376-6673 or visit their website.

For children's referrals please call The Access Network at 1-855-486-5037 or click here to visit their website.