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Community Resources

Anishinaabe Abinoojii

Phone: 807-548-1099
Toll Free: 1-866-420-9990
Website: aafs.ca

Primary Service(s): Child protection services, which are community based activities and support which promote healthy families and communities and services that address families at risk of becoming involved with the child welfare system, and services to those familites that are involved with child welfare to provide them the educational supports, advocacy and referral services, in order to strengthen the family and work towards reunification.
Communities Served: Sagkeeng, Red Lake, Grassy Narrows, Wabauskang, Saugeen, Lac Seul, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Eagle Lake, Ochilichawebabigoining, Wauzhusk Onigum, Wabeseemoong, Kenora, Washagamis Bay, Iskatewizaagegan No39, Shoial Lake No 40, Northwest Angle No 33, Northwest Angle No 37, Buffalo Point, Big Island, Big Grassy, Sioux Narrows, Naotkamegwanning, Onigaming, Naicatchewenin, Stanjikoming, Fort Frances, Rainy River First Nation, Couchiching, Nicickousemenecaning, Seine River, Lac La Croix, Las Des Mille Lacs, Upsala.

Services: Child & Family Services, Shelter
Available to: Female and male, Under 18 years old



Dryden Police Service

Phone: 807-223-1137
Dispatch: 807-223-3281

Primary Service(s): Policing, community services, victim assistance, criminal investigation.
Communities Served: Dryden

Services: Police
Available to: Female and male, all ages


Dryden Regional Health Centre

Phone: 807-223-8201
Website: drhc.on.ca

Primary Service(s): Mental Health & Addictions
Communities Served: Dryden, Eagle River, Ignace, Machin, Wabigoon

Services: Counselling, Addictions, Sexual assault services, Crisis response, Healthcare
Available to: Female and male, all ages

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care & Treatment Program

Phone: 807-223-7427
Website: drhc.on.ca

Primary Service(s):
Emergency and follow-up care to those who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence
Communities Served: Dryden, Eagle River, Ignace, Machin, Wabigoon

Services: Counselling, Sexual assault services, Healthcare
Available to: Female and male, all ages



Toll-Free: 1-800-465-7203
Website: fireflynw.ca

Primary Service(s): Child and Youth Mental Health. Child Development Services. Pediatric Rehabilitation Services. Community Services Intake. Case Management Services.
Communities Served: Kenora, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls, Dryden, Ignace, Sioux Lookout, Fort Frances, Atikokan

 Services: Counselling
Available to: Female and male, under 18 years old


First Step Women’s Shelter

Phone: 807-737-1438
Website: fsws.ca

Primary Service(s): Emergency residential shelter, 24/7 crisis line, counselling, transitional housing and support, advocacy, 24-hour in-house support and crisis intervention assistance.
Communities Served: Sioux Lookout, Hudson and surrounding First Nations

 Services: Domestic violence, family violence, sexual violence, violence against women
Available to: Female, 16 years or older, and their children


Keewatin Patricia District School Board

Phone: 807-468-5571
Toll-Free: 1-877-275-7771
Website: kpdsb.on.ca

Primary Service(s): Education
Communities Served: Kenora, Sioux Narrows, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Ignace, Upsala, Sioux Lookout, Savant Lake, Pickle Lake

Services: Education
Available to: Female and male, all ages


Kenora Catholic District School Board

Phone: 807-468-9851
Website: kcdsb.on.ca

Primary Service(s): Education
Communities Served: Kenora, Red Lake

Services: Counselling
Available to: Female and male, under 18 years old


Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services

Phone: 807-467-5437
Toll-Free: 1-800-465-1100
Website: krrcfs.ca

Primary Service(s): Child protection services and children’s mental health.
Communities Served: Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout

 Services: Counselling
Available to: Female and male, under 16 years old if not in care; up to 24 years old if a ward


Kenora Sexual Assault Centre

Phone: 807-468-7233 (SAFE)
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6161
Website: kenorasexualassualtcentre.ca

Primary Service(s): 24/7 crisis line. Accompaniment (hospital, police, court, other). Counselling. Advocacy. Peer support . Information/referral. Drop in Centre. Practical assistance. Public education. Transportation
Communities Served: Kenora, Redditt, Sioux Narrows Minaki, Vermillion Bay, Dryden, Whitedog, Grassy Narrows, Washagamis Bay, Dalles, Shoal Lake 39 and 40, Rat Portage, Whitefish Bay, Northwest Angle 33 and 37, Big Grassy, Eagle Lake and Sabaskong

Services: Counselling, Sexual Assault services, Crisis repsonse
Available to: Female, 16 years or older


Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Mental Health and Addictions Programs

Phone: 807-468-5749
Website: lwdh.on.ca

Primary Service(s):
Mental Health and Addictions support services
Communities Served: Kenora, Whitedog, Whitefish Bay, Sioux Narrows, Grassy Narrows, Vermilion Bay, Nestor Falls

Services: Counselling, Addictions, Sexual assault services, Crisis Response, Victim Services Healthcare,
Available to: Female and male, 16 years old or older


Sexual Assault/Partner Abuse & Safe Kids

Phone: 807-468-961 ex 2428

Primary Service(s):
A dedicated team of nurse specially trained to assist victims of sexual assault; domestic assault and child abuse. The team is available 24 hrs/day by coming to the LWDH emergency department.
Communities Served: Kenora, Whitedog, Whitefish Bay, Sioux Narrows, Grassy Narrows, Vermilion Bay, Nestor Falls

Services: Counselling, Sexual assault services, Healthcare, Forensic Evidence Collection
Available to: Female and male, all ages


New Starts for Women

Toll Free: 800-565-5368
Website: newstartsforwomen.com

Primary Service(s): 24-hour emergency shelter, crisis line, confidential support
Communities Served: Red Lake, Ear Falls, Perrault Falls, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Keewaywin, North Spirit Lake, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Sandy Lake, Wabusgang.

Services: Shelter
Available to: Female and children


Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services

Phone: 807-622-1413
Toll-Free:  1-800-465-5581
Website: nanlegal.on.ca

Primary Service(s): To promote creative community based justice systems and to deliver on a wide range of law-related services including legal, paralegal, public legal education, and law reform services to members of Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
Communities Served: First Nations communities from Manitoba border to James Bay.

Services: Legal
Available to: Female and male, all ages


Northwestern Health Unit

Toll-Free: 1-866-475-6505
Website: nwhu.on.ca

Primary Service(s): Public Health
Communities Served: All communities in Northwestern Ontario

Services: Healthcare
Available to: Female and male, all ages


Ontario Provincial Police

Toll-free: 1-888-310-1122
Emergency: 911

Primary Service(s): Enforcement of Provincial and Federal Legislation, Investigation of Offences, Emergency Response, Support of Victims of Crime
Communities Served: Kenora, Red Lake, Pikangikum, Ear Falls, Vermilion Bay, Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Big Trout Lake, Weagamow Lake, Wapekeka First Nation, Ignace, Pickle Lake, Rainy River, Atikokan, Fort Frances, Upsala, Shabaqua, Thunder Bay, Greenstone, Nipigon, Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Marathon

Services: Police
Available to: Female and male, all ages


Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital

Community Counselling & Addition Services

Phone: 807-727-1100
Website: redlakehospital.ca

Primary Service(s): Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Problem Gambling Counselling
Communities Served: Ear Falls, Red Lake

Services: Counselling, Addictions
Available to: Female and male. Mental health programs: 18 years or older. Addictions programs: 12 years or older.



Tikinagan Child and Family Services

Phone: 807-737-3466
Toll-free: 1-800-465-3624
Website: tikinagan.org

Primary Service(s): A community-based child welfare agency rooted in and accountable to the First Nations communities we serve. We are a large team of residential care workers, child care workers, family service workers, community-based prevention workers, intake workers, and administrative staff.
Communities Served: Dryden, Ear Falls, Ignace, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout

Services: Child welfare services
Available to: Female and male, under 18 years old


Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)

Phone: 807-468-2839
Toll-Free: 1-866-931-3484
Website: victimsofviolence.on.ca

Primary Service(s): Court preparation; needs assessment; emotional support; crisis intervention; referrals. Provides information and assistance to support participation in the criminal court process. Services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over. Provides case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions). Vulnerable victims and family fund: provides financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court, and includes: travel arrangements and expenses; language interpretation; real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities.
Communities Served: All communities in Ontario

Services: Victim services
Available to: Female and male, all ages


Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House

Website: wssh.ca

Primary Service(s): Shelter, Crisis line, Support
Communities Served: Kenora area

Services: Advocacy, Support, Mental Health Services, Transitional Housing
Available to: Females and their children


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