Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe'iyewigamig

Site: Health Access Centre

Service: Diabetes Education Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Provides the services at the Kenora Central Location/Clinic and also offers regular diabetes clinics in Kenora area First Nation communities
Description (Service) Supports for individuals living with prediabetes or diabetes
  • Provides education and services for the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes 
  • Incorporates both traditional and contemporary healthy living services focused on reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes 
  • Works to reduce the number of avoidable complications that can arise from uncontrolled diabetes
Collaborates with other primary care team members to offer: 
  • Case management and screening services 
  • Dental screening 
  • Diabetes and preventative education  
  • Foot care and chiropody services 
  • Insulin adjustments 
  • Medical treatment 
  • Nutritional counselling 
  • Referrals to other health care professionals and the Northern Diabetes Health Network 
  • Regular bloodwork 
  • Retinal screening 
  • Traditional healing services
Services are delivered through: 
  • Individual counselling 
  • Couples and family sessions 
  • Group sessions 
  • Community workshops
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Dalles First Nation ; Grassy Narrows First Nation ; Keewatin ; Kenora ; Northwest Angle 33 First Nation ; Northwest Angle 37 First Nation ; Shoal Lake 39 First Nation ; Shoal Lake 40 First Nation ; Washagamis Bay First Nation ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation ; Whitedog First Nation ; Whitefish Bay First Nation ; Wesawkwete First Nation (Zone 1 in Wabigoon)
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Anishinaabe individuals and families with pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or at-risk
  • Call to book appointment 
  • No referral required 
  • Diabetes Education Services clinics held in participating communities on regular basis with schedule posted on website calendar
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-467-8770
Toll Free Phone 1-877-224-2281
Fax 1-807-467-2666
E-Mail tperrault@wnhac.org
Website wnhac.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Lorraine Johnson, Diabetes Footcare Nurse; Email: ljohnson@wnhac.org
Alternate Contact Nicole Bowen, Diabetes Dietitian; Email: nbowen@wnhac.org
Located In Community Kenora
Address 212 4th Ave S
Kenora, ON P9N 1Y9
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Intersection 4th Ave S and 2nd St S
Mailing Address c/o Diabetes Program 
PO Box 320 
Keewatin, ON P0X 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Provincial - Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS); Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) -- Northern Diabetes Health Network (NDHN); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)