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 Behavioral Services
  • Children's Behavioural Services
  • Community Reach-Out/ Non-Traditional Supports


Services can be provided in French upon request to the Director Clinical Services.

If you are currently receiving clinical supports from the CRT and wish to access additional services, please complete and submit a CRT Referral Form.

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 Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) if they wish to access CRT Services.  To apply for clinical services please contact DSO.