Acknowledgement Letter Supporting Kenora Cooling Strategy for Vulnerable Population

The All Nations Health Partners are proud to see our partners, community organizations, and volunteers come together to support our vulnerable community members' well-being in a positive way during this time of record-breaking high temperatures we have been experiencing this summer.

Supports include:

  • Kenora Moving Forward Coalition's "Keeping it Cool" station, located on the waterfront (the shaded area north of the Whitecap Pavilion), is available daily from 2 pm – 7 pm

A special acknowledgement of appreciation to the following organizations that provide support and supplies to this positive community initiative:

  • Kenora Moving Forward Coalition's volunteers for providing drinks and snacks during the day and a light supper at the station, as well as venture around to various sites in the city to deliver water and do wellness checks
    • Northwestern Health Unit for providing supplies, water and snacks
    • Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe'iyewigamig for providing supplies, their parking lot and training resources
    • Ne Chee Friendship Centre for providing staff support, food, water and popsicles
    • Kenora Chiefs Advisory & Makwa Patrol for distributing food and providing ice, care and wellness checks across the city
    • Kenora Association for Community Living and the 12 Main Street landlords for providing storage space
    • Lake of the Woods District Hospital for providing food, water and popsicles
    • OPP provides emergency support
  • Lake of the Woods District Hospital has designated the Morningstar Detox Centre, located at 6 Matheson Street, as a cooling centre from 11 am – 4 pm daily
  • Mobile Outreach van available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 1 pm – 3 pm that serves as a cooling station, provides primary health care, rapid access addictions medicine (RAAM), and emotional wellness support
  • RAAM/MECCA Office at the Little Oak Wellness Centre located at 200 Main Street South supplies cold water and popsicles on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am – 3 pm
  • Kenora Fellowship Centre welcomes up to 30 individuals into their building located at 208 Water Street from 8 am – 4 pm daily, serving breakfast and lunch
  • CMHA Kenora Emergency Shelter located at Knox United Church operates daily and is open for patrons during the following times:
  • Kenora Emergency Shelter Overnight Support: 8:30 pm – 8:00 am
  • Clinical Service Hub at the Kenora Emergency Shelter: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Word Hub, located at 1325 Highway 17 East, is open Monday – Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm for dinners
  • The Food for Thought Program is continuing to operate. If grassroots organizations require bracelets, please reach out to Michelle or Denise at 467-3555. The bracelets can only be used at Pizza Hut at present (up to a three-topping pizza and a beverage)

Community members are encouraged to support each other during this heatwave we are experiencing by looking for signs of distress, sharing outdoor water access, and remembering that public spaces are there for everyone to use. The public should call the Makwa Patrol at 807-464-7233 or 911 if they see someone in need of emergency assistance.

Remember always to be kind and respect one another.

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1 (807) 468-1838
227 Second Street South
Kenora, Ontario
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