Kenora Chiefs Advisory

Site: Kenora - Veterans Drive

Service: Social Services

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides specific centralized Ontario Works functions to member communities through a group delivery while individual First Nation member communities maintain their Ontario Works designation and delivery of both the financial assistance and employment assistance services in their communities
MSSI services include: 
  • Family Support Workers, who assist parents in receipt of financial assistance to pursue adequate support as outlined in child support guidelines either in/out of court 
  • Eligibility Review Officer Services, to investigate the eligibility of current and past applicants and recipients and to make decisions regarding ongoing eligibility, overpayments or arrears and where warranted, possible referrals to the police for legal action 
  • Internal Program Reviews 
  • Staff Development and Training 
  • Technology Systems Coordination 
  • Ontario Works Discretionary Policies 
  • Internal Appeals Process, to allow an applicant or participant who has been denied financial assistance, to appeal the decision 
  • Regional Initiatives, Labour Market Analysis and Matching 
  • Coordinated Delivery Options, a monthly social networking with member First Nations to share best practices and discuss Ontario Works program delivery enhancements
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
Eligibility First Nation communities in the Kenora District
Application Call Social Services Program Manager for information
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 Brenda Jack, Program Support Worker; Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 228; Email:
Alternate Contact Melanie Copenace, ODSP Employment Support Services; Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 251; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 240 Veterans Dr, Suite 301
Kenora, ON P9N 3X4
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Mailing Address c/o Social Services 
PO Box 349 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)