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the project

Elmwood is a newly redeveloped community hub space located at 140 Elmwood Ave in North Bay, ON. We are committed to ensuring that our community has dedicated and easy access to programs and services, building resilience within local families. In this effort, Elmwood is undergoing a large redevelopment in 2023/2024 to expand and upgrade the space of a former public school.

The redevelopment will help bridge a gap in the community by offering much-needed shared space where we can grow together. The expansion will include the addition of a community kitchen, tech lab, boardroom, youth art studio and quiet lounge as well as renovations to the existing Beauchamp Youth Hub, youth pantry, clothing boutique and gymnasium. In collaboration with and thanks to the support of local partners we are making these spaces available for booking by residents and partner organizations. These expansions are poised to provide a revitalized and youth-driven design, creating a vibrant hub for youth and community programming.

Elmwood is designed to promote positivity and collaboration among groups, families, and youth in addition to supporting the growth and success of local partners. The multi-use hub space will unite health, education, safety, mental health and early intervention services all under one roof, strengthening the community and better servicing the needs of Northern Ontario residents as well as partner organizations. Elmwood will have something for people of all ages!


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What isElmwood?

What is Elmwood?

Located at 140 Elmwood Ave in North Bay ON Elmwood houses an extensive number of resources and programming in collaboration with various community organizations.

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The Beauchamp Youth Hub

The Beauchamp Youth Hub is a one-stop-shop for youth to get access to the services they need, when they need them, under one roof, at the right place and time.

The BYH offers drop-in services and scheduled activities four days a week. Click here to see our exciting programming line-up.

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Bookable Community Spaces

Elmwood offers a variety of bookable spaces including a gymnasium, meeting rooms and outdoor greenspace all available for community organizations to take advantage of.  Our community kitchen will open fall 2023, check back for updates!

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Current Community Partnerships

140 Elmwood is the home of many community organizations offering services including:

  • Near North District School Board
    Two Education and Community Partnership Classrooms (ECPP)

  • Victoria Order of Nurses
    ‍Nurse Practitioner Clinic

  • The Gathering Place
    Community Garden

  • Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre
    Summer camp and practice location

  • Vision Volleyball
    Programming offered in the gymnasium

Food & Clothing Resources

The Elmwood donation boutique provides a free shopping experience for anyone receiving services from The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound or the Trinity Infant Food Shelf. All clothing is donated by generous community members and is laundered by our caring volunteers who provide a friendly and relaxed boutique-like atmosphere.

The Youth Pantry is accessible at anytime to youth working with the Society and provides barrier-free access to nutritional perishable and non-perishable food.

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The Vision

Our experiences shape our memories and our understanding of ourselves within our world.

We want to create experiences that are not about service, but about feeling a connection to nature, the community, and family. These are the memories and connections that will create positive foundations that hopefully, last a lifetime.

Our Objectives

To integrate the voice and perspective of our community in the spaces we use, services we offer, and lifelong connections we make.

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"Elmwood is a place where I can recharge my social battery"

– Youth Mentor

Why thisProject Matters

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Elmwood will bring the community together giving local organizations, children, youth and families the opportunity to unite in a centralized welcoming space.

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More spaces mean more services and less appointments! Many people in our community face barriers to accessing multiple services and co-location helps reduce those barriers.

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Through partnerships with The Gathering Place and other community organizations not only are we growing food but we are also growing our knowledge around sustainable food practices and eco-friendly ways of keeping our community and planet green!

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A beautifully renovated facility will radiate positivity and generate memorable experiences for families, youth and the community.

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By offering safe spaces for our community members to gather and take part in prevention and early intervention services we are increasing personal and public safety for the children, youth and families in our city.

“I have been truly impressed by the passion everyone at the Children’s Aid has for helping youth in the community and I am excited about supporting them to expand reach and services.  The Hub already offers a wide range of programs and services designed to help young people reach their full potential. From mentorship programs to everyday life skills and support, job search workshops and more, there is something for every young person in need. The staff at the hub are truly dedicated to helping these young people succeed and it's been amazing to see the impact they have already had. With the expansion the Hub will be positioned to help so many more youth and expand its impact to the broader North Bay community with additional programs and services.”

Steve Beauchamp

Lead Donor

Events / News


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December 14, 2023 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Canada Post comes through for the regional Children's Aid Society

Canada Post comes through for the regional Children's Aid Society

The Children's Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound received a Canada Post Community Foundation Grant For the Elmwood Community Hub redevelopment project.

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September 6, 2023

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The North Bay Nugget


North Bay Rotary makes donation to Children's Aid Society

The Children's Aid Society of Nipissing and Parry Sound received a big donation from the Rotary of North Bay

The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound is pleased to announce a generous $20,000 donation from The Rotary Club of North Bay.


Children's Aid Society receives $1.3 million donation for Elmwood site

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The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound received $1.3 million from North Bay native Steven Beauchamp and his family. The donation is in support of the redevelopment and expansion of the existing Beauchamp Youth Hub located at 140 Elmwood Avenue in North Bay.


Elmwood Community Carnival

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Join us at 140 Elmwood for a fun afternoon of free family activities!

We are hosting a Community Carnival filled with fun activities for the whole family to kick-off the redevelopment of our Elmwood Community Hub!

Donations of non-perishable food items for our Elmwood youth pantry are gladly appreciated!

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June 1, 2023
3:30pm - 5:30pm


Children's Aid Society comes to rescue of Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre

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The drama program will be using space at Elmwood.

The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound has come to the rescue of Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre.

CAS will be providing the space necessary to run Dreamcoat’s five-week Summer Program 2023 at the society’s 140 Elmwood location.

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April 21, 2023

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The North Bay Nugget


New nurse practitioner clinic open at Elmwood Hub

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What was once an abandoned elementary school CAS North Bay has transformed the former St. Paul Elementary School.

is now a site that offers an array of wrap-around services for parents, youth and children. Inside the doors of Elmwood, formerly Ecole St. Paul, boasts a nurse practitioner clinic, a youth pantry, two classrooms and a clothing boutique.

It’s all part of Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound’s design to offer services to those in need in a building without any stigma attached...

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February 25, 2023

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The North Bay Nugget