Call for Proposals – Facilitation of Strategic Planning

Thunder Bay Counselling is seeking proposals from qualified facilitators to assist its Board of Directors with the development of a 3-year strategic plan.

Thunder Bay Counselling is an accredited, not-for-profit charitable organization that has been providing counselling, psychotherapy, education and support services in Thunder Bay since 1967. The organization assists people in our community with issues such as mental health, trauma, violence, sexual abuse/assault, addiction and substance use and financial concerns. Our clients are diverse in their ages, income levels, gender identities, family status and cultures.

The organization is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors with twelve (12) members representing our community. The Board operates under a Policy Governance model and its purpose is to ensure the organization defines and achieves appropriate Ends and avoids unacceptable actions and situations.

The Board of Directors has identified the need to create a strategic vision and plan to guide its efforts over the next three (3) years. Through consultation with key stakeholders, the Board of Directors will determine the mission of Thunder Bay Counselling, its future vision and strategic imperatives.
Deliverables (to be achieved by June 30, 2021)

1. Clarify reasons for organizational existence:

a. Establish Mission Statement.

2. Determine future vision:

a. Establish Vision Statement and Organizational Values.

b. Determine how we want to be seen by key stakeholders.

3. Create a plan:

a. Develop strategic imperatives to focus efforts in the next 3 years to deliver the vision.


Evaluation of Proposals
Proposals will be evaluated by the Board of Directors based on the following criteria

1. Suggested approach and rationale

2. Cost

3. Experience in facilitating strategic planning processes.

4. Awareness of local issues

5. Ability to integrate an Indigenous perspective into the planning process.


Proposals are to be submitted by email to:
Nancy Chamberlain,

Deadline for Proposals
The deadline for proposals is 4:30 pm on Friday, March 12th, 2021. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered.

Request for Proposals – Strategic Planning 2021