Our Partners

CMHA Kenora Branch’s mission is to provide our clients with accessible, and responsive, trauma informed, recovery-oriented mental health and addictions services throughout their lifespan, through treatment rehabilitation, and support, guided and supported by our clients, family members and communities. For a listing of our services please visit our website at www.cmhak.on.ca.

District of Kenora Homes & Community Support Services provides long term care services in the communities of Kenora, Dryden and Red Lake and Community Support Services in the communities of Kenora, Red Lake and Sioux Lookout.

DoKURA – District of Kenora Unincorporated Areas Ratepayers Association was formed in 1996 to represent the interests of the 25,000 permanent and seasonal residents residing outside organized municipalities and First Nations in the southern portion of the Kenora District. Association representatives serve on several regional groups and meet with elected government officials, ministries and agencies to discuss issues impacting non-municipal residents.

FIREFLY is a multi-service, non-profit organization providing a wide range of services for children, youth, and families in communities across Northwestern Ontario. We are dedicated to supporting and strengthening the health and well-being of families, children, and youth through emotional, physical, developmental, and community services.

Grand Council Treaty #3 enables the 28 member communities to discuss and decide on regional, federal and national priorities affecting First Nations health, and to provide a unified voice on health issues affecting its citizens.

Kenora is North America’s Premier Boating Destination, connecting local residents, visitors, and cottagers to the Lake of the Woods and its 14,500 islands and 65,000 miles of shoreline. Kenora’s population is over 15,000 and more than doubles in the summer months. Kenora is a growing City as many make Kenora and Lake of the Woods their permanent home in a City of renowned as a sustainable, lifestyle community. The City of Kenora delivers quality, cost-effective Municipal services to its permanent and seasonal residents. Through our events and amenities we celebrate our history and build our future. We love our lake; we are its stewards and we nurture its pristine environment. Visit Kenora.ca for more!

Kenora Association for Community Living (KACL) is a multi-sector agency which has, for the past 60 years, been providing community based service and supports in Kenora and the Kenora Rainy River District to ensure full and meaningful participation in community life for adults living with an intellectual disability, a serious mental illness or those living with a dual diagnosis. KACL also supports families of young children in the City of Kenora with the provision of full day childcare, after-school care, as well as the Infant and Child early intervention program.

Kenora Chiefs Advisory – OGIMAAWABIITONG has been committed and dedicated since its inception in 1995 to providing culturally appropriate health and social services which address the needs and enhance the well-being and capacity of community members in our nine member First Nations. The organization provides programs and services across a range of sectors with a strong emphasis on prevention and promotion, as well as advancing the health and wellbeing goals and interests of the communities served. Niwiisoogawaananig Anishinaabeg chi mino bimaadizid.

The Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) provides help and support when you need it. KDSB delivers essential social services. These services assist in helping everyone reach their full potential. KDSB’s services support individuals, families and communities in the Kenora District. The KDSB offers Community Housing, Early Years Programming, Employment and Financial Services, and Emergency Medical Services (Land Ambulance/EMS). Our mission: Dedicated to Improving Lives.

Lake of the Woods District Hospital is an acute care hospital located in Kenora, Ontario, staffed by an incredibly dedicated team. Our goal is to provide high quality patient-centered care to residents of the City of Kenora, surrounding communities and the large seasonal population. The Emergency Department provides 24-hour care for persons requiring emergency or urgent care while outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, dialysis, chemotherapy and surgical services. With our physical hospital facility being nearly 100 years old in some parts and with six expansions added over time to accommodate the growing needs of our population, we have arrived at a point in time where a new facility is necessary. With reconciliation motivating this comprehensive development, LWDH is working in partnership with the Kenora Chiefs Advisory, Ontario Ministry of Health and our communities to plan a much-needed new hospital facility to best meet the needs of our area.

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure. Prior to 1993, Métis had been involved in pan-Aboriginal lobby groups and organizations. The MNO was not created to represent all individuals and communities that claim to be Métis, but those individuals and communities that are a part of the Métis Nation.

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) serves the Rainy River District and the western part of the Kenora District. This area includes 19 municipalities, 39 First Nation communities and two unincorporated territories (Kenora Unorganized and Rainy River Unorganized). The health unit provides a wide range of services under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, related legislation, regulations and service standards. They work with individuals, families, groups, partner agencies and communities to provide services in several broad areas. The health unit has about 140 full and part time staff in offices in 13 communities across the region, led by a Medical Officer of Health and a Chief Executive Officer.

The Sunset Country Family Health Team is a team of interdisciplinary health care professionals working collaboratively to provide comprehensive primary care to improve the health and well-being of those living in the Kenora area. Our Allied Health Professionals work in collaboration with the physicians of the Sunset Country Family Health Network to provide primary care, chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention. The Sunset Country Family Health Team is here to help improve access to health care and quality of care for all of our patients. Our team of health care providers will provide our patients with a team of specialists to assess health needs, provide preventative care to empower our patients to stay healthy, provide care for chronic conditions, and co-ordinate health care with local community health and social services sectors or other agencies.

The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is a rural municipality located in the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe. It is a small municipality with a large geographic boundary on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods. The Township has a seasonally fluctuating population. Approximately 1,000 residents live in the community year-round, but the population increases to more than 5,000 for the summer months of May through September (outside of Covid-19), due to the area’s appeal for cottage, recreation and wilderness activities. Our immediate neighbours are Natokamegwanning First Nation, Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation, Northwest Angle 33 First Nation and we are 80 kilometres South-East of Kenora, as well as 130 kilometres North-West of Fort Frances and the US border crossing at International Falls, Minnesota. 

Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig is more than a clinic and provides a variety of comprehensive services. WNHAC offers primary health care, preventative and supportive services that combine traditional and contemporary approaches to health and healing to 13 First Nation communities, the Urban Indigenous and Metis populations in Kenora, Dryden, and Minaki. We are committed to fostering healthy Anishinaabeg, families, and communities through traditional and contemporary health care encompassing heart, mind, body, and spirit. WNHAC works in partnership with our communities to promote healthy communities where we have ownership and responsibility for our own health care, we live a good life, take personal responsibility for our own health, follow our ways of being and healing, and encourage and support our young to succeed.