Associations / Non-Profit Organizations / Government

Phone:
(807) 468-1516
Fax:
(807) 468-9013
Contact:
Rossana Tomashowski
Business Description:
Founded in 1991, The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts is a charitable organization dedicated to helping people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and their families.

The Society provides support, educational programs and information to people with the disease, as well as to their families, the public and to community organizations.

Today, we have more than 1,000 people living with some form of dementia in our communities – the Kenora and Rainy River Districts, and the demand for services is steadily growing.

The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts is a non-profit organization and is only funded 45% by the Ontario Government and the remaining 55% must come from our communities through fundraising activities and donor support that allows us to provide free on-going services. Thank you for your support by volunteering, making an donation and providing support.
Phone:
(807) 547-2125
Fax:
(807) 547-3769
Contact:
Michelle Queen
Phone:
(807) 467-2000
Fax:
(807) 467-2045
Website:
Contact:
Heather Pihulak
Business Description:
Kenora is North America’s premier boating destination. We are the connection to Lake of the Woods and its 14,522 islands. 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.
Phone:
(807) 467-2081
Fax:
(807) 467-2085
Contact:
Crystal Alcock
Business Description:
The City of Kenora Public Libraries are here to serve the residents of Kenora.

Residents are provided two libraries: the Kenora Branch, located at 24 Main Street South, and the Keewatin Branch, on the corner of Ottawa Street and Main Street. Your Kenora Public Library card can be used at both branches. Staff members are always available to assist you in your search for library material.

The collections, consisting of more than 67,000 books, magazines, as well as audio and video tapes, can be viewed online or at the libraries. Other services include interlibrary loan of materials to and from other libraries, access to a fax machine and word processing software, along with a variety of special programs for children and adults.

Both branches also provide Internet access to patrons as part of the Community Access Program of Industry Canada, and with access provided by the City of Kenora.
Phone:
(807) 467-4427
Fax:
(807) 468-9289
Website:
Contact:
Tara Douglas
Business Description:
A Community Foundation is an independent, volunteer driven, charitable organization that helps facilitate community philanthropy, by working with both donors and local charities and providing leadership on issues of community concern.

We hold collection of charitable funds established by people from all walks of life who have one thing in common – the desire to make a difference in their community… forever. Community Foundations are organizations that invest for the future.

Donations to endowment funds are pooled together and invested. The income from these investments is then used to make grants to support local registered charities, while the capital remains untouched. Donations made today will generate gifts in perpetuity.

Community Foundation’s are amongst the fastest growing forms of philanthropy in Canada today and they all share three special features:
1. Endowment Building
2. Local grantmaking expertise
3. Community Leadership

We are one of 191 Community Foundations across Canada with combined assets of over $3.35 billion. Together we have granted over $169 million to thousands of charities across the nation.
Phone:
(807) 467-5225
Fax:
(807) 467-5247
Website:
Contact:
Deborah Everley
Business Description:
The Kenora Association for Community Living has been providing necessary services to Kenora for over fifty years. Founded in 1961, the association works diligently toward making Kenora a healthy community. The KACL employs over 200 people, making it one of Kenora’s larger employers. Our values stem from our Mission Statement and from our Service Delivery Principles and they are the foundation on which the association is built. Action research drives us to explore new approaches to providing services and to continue advocating for social equity. We offer services to children, to adults with developmental disabilities and to adults with mental health needs. The KACL hosts community events and fundraising initiatives. We enjoy partnerships with other local organizations, we participate in community gardening, we contribute to locally-based research, and we have taken part in Kenora’s Matiowski Farmers’ Market since 2009. The KACL provides opportunities to explore artistic expression, by facilitating local arts projects, while advocating for overall healthy lifestyle choices, including fitness and nutrition. People associated with the KACL actively participate in the community by volunteering their time, by sitting on boards and committees, by coaching and managing sports teams, and by enjoying the beautiful Lake of the Woods area. To cultivate positive change, through conversations that emphasize possibilities rather than problems, the Kenora Association for Community Living aspires to weave the social fabric that celebrates connectedness, belonging, autonomy, and diversity.
Phone:
(807) 468-7997
Fax:
(807) 468-3056
Contact:
Wayne Marcino
Business Description:
The Kenora Construction Association is the regional voice for the construction sector of the City of Kenora area economy.

It is a service organization as well as a policy making body.

The KCA represents and serves general contractors, businesses and individuals interested in the well-being of the construction industry.

The KCA stands for:
◾ Quality Workmanship
◾ Fairness in dealing with customers
◾ Reliable, dependable service when customers call
◾ Compliance with national, provincial and municipal building codes
◾ Supporting the city economy
Contact:
Crystal Boyd/Teresa Gallik
Business Description:
The Kenora Hospitality Alliance ( KHA ) is a group of local accommodation providers. We provide funding to promote events and tourism in Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
(807) 467-2127
Website:
Contact:
Megan Dokuchie
Business Description:
We help businesses interested in expanding an existing operation, developing a new location or relocating or redeveloping in Kenora.
Phone:
(807) 468-9861 ext. 2419
Fax:
(807) 468-6051
Website:
Contact:
Jess Rheault
Business Description:
The Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation was established in 1992 and is governed by an eleven member board and has two employees. Within the board are Finance, Executive, Governance and Publicity committees which meet monthly, in addition to our monthly board meetings.

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $15 million for the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH). LWDH was constructed in 1929 and has received many additions and renovations over the years. LWDH currently houses over 500 staff in addition to the services from 32 doctors and 18 specialists. It serves a population of 25,000 for primary care and 90,000 for secondary specialist care. During the summer months, these numbers increase to 70,000 for primary care, and 150,000 for secondary care.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care provides on average, 80% of our hospital’s operating costs. This limited funding for healthcare equipment increases the financial pressure for our hospital; this funding does not cover capital expenses. The funds raised by LWDHF allow our hospital to maintain the high level of quality healthcare that their patients expect and appreciate. By working together with our generous community and our hospital, we can continue to move forward and ensure quality healthcare remains available at our hospital.

Donations to the Annual Campaign of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation represents investments in a healthy future for our family, our friends and our community.

Thank you for your continued support!
Phone:
416-224-4894
Website:
Contact:
Kathleen Devins (kdevins@olg.ca)
Phone:
(807) 468-9299
Contact:
Cindy Behrsin