Kenora Chiefs Advisory

Site: Kenora - Veterans Drive

Service: Pre-Arrest Diversion

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Aims to reduces probability of contact with the legal system for those living with a mental illness or addiction
Provides case management services which include:
Illness Stabilization 
  • Intake and needs assessments 
  • Psychiatric assessments 
  • Education about mental health and addictions factors 
  • Referrals to treatment programs
Life Skills 
  • Teaches development of life skills for independence and healthier lifestyle 
  • Focus is on money management, problem-solving, employment, nutrition and personal care
Building Support Systems 
  • Encourages building family and social supports  
  • Promotes using community resources and traditional healing methods 
  • Offers family counselling 
  • Provides referrals to resources outside community
Restorative Justice 
  • Gives the individual opportunity to take responsibility for their behaviour 
  • Helps them to understand the impact of their behaviour and to repair the harm done to victims
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Summer Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Dalles First Nation ; Grassy Narrows First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation ; Northwest Angle 33 First Nation ; Northwest Angle 37 First Nation ; Shoal Lake 39 First Nation ; Shoal Lake 40 First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation ; Washagamis Bay First Nation ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation ; Whitedog First Nation ; Whitefish Bay First Nation
  • First Nations individuals aged 12 years and older demonstrating signs of addiction or anti-social behaviours 
  • Individual does not have to have a criminal record
  • Referrals accepted from Police, Crown Attorney, Legal sector including Probation & Parole, Community Service Providers from the 14 First Nations served, Child & Family Services, other Court Diversion programs, members of Addictions/Counselling/Mental Health programs and any concerned parents or community members 
  • Services are provided locally within each community
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-467-8144
Toll Free Phone 1-855-467-2600
Fax 807-467-2656
Primary Contact Danika Tom, MHA Program Assistant; Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 258; Email:
Alternate Contact Allyson Rheault, MHA Director; Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 244; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 240 Veterans Dr, Suite 301
Kenora, ON P9N 3X4
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Mailing Address c/o Mental Health and Addictions - Pre-Arrest Diversion 
PO Box 349 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2002
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)