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Description & Services
Public Comments Satellite offices located in Dryden and Fort Frances (see separate listings) and Satellite courts located in Atikokan, Bearskin Lake, Big Trout Lake, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Ignace, Lac Seul, Kasabonika, Keewaywin, Kingfisher, Muskrat Dam, North Spirit Lake, Pickle Lake, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Rainy River, Red Lake, Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Sioux Lookout, Wapekeka, Weagamow Lake and Wunnumin Lake
Description (Service) Provides information, assistance and support to increase participation in the criminal court process
  • Case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions) 
  • Trial preparation 
  • Liaise with Crown Attorneys and police 
  • Needs assessment 
  • Victim Advocacy 
  • Emotional support 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Referrals to community agencies
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund 
Provides financial help and court-based supports for victims of violent crime and families of homicide victims, including: 
  • Assistance with travel to attend key court dates 
  • Language interpretation 
  • Real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Atikokan ; Bearskin Lake ; Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Big Trout Lake ; Cat Lake ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Kenora District ; Kingfisher Lake ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Muskrat Dam ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Pikangikum ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Rainy River ; Sachigo Lake ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Weagamow Lake ; Also the community of Wapekeka
Eligibility Services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over
Victims and witnesses of: 
  • Intimate partner abuse/domestic violence 
  • Child physical and sexual abuse 
  • Sexual assault (including historical sexual assault) 
  • Human trafficking (including sexual assault and forced labour) 
  • Hate crimes 
  • Elder abuse 
  • Families of homicide victims and victims of motor vehicle fatalities resulting in criminal charges 
  • Support may be provided to other victims of violent crime
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund  
  • Eligibility determined on case-by-case basis - speak with V/WAP staff
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-2839
Toll Free Phone 1-866-931-3484
Fax 807-468-2888
Primary Contact Keira Belair, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Alternate Contact Laura Dowdell, Regional Manager; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 220 Main St S, Lower Level
Kenora, ON P9N 1T2
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Intersection Main St S and 3rd St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) - Ontario Victim Services Secretariat