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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.
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.
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.
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
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!