Kenora Association for Community Living
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.