Lake of The Woods District Hospital

Site: Community Programs

Service: Native Healer Coordination

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides access to traditional Anishinaabe medicine and health practices for First Nations individuals requiring this service
Offers the following services: 
  • Advocacy and social support for patients, clients and families during hospital stay 
  • Mediation of complaints and/or conflicts between hospital staff and First Nation people 
  • Cultural awareness education to hospital staff 
  • Access to an Elder for traditional services
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Flexible hours for travel to First Nations communities
Areas Served Kenora
Boundaries Surrounding First Nations communities
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
First Nations patients at Lake of the Woods District Hospital and its referral population in the Treaty #3 area
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-9861 Ext 2294
Fax 807-468-9083
Primary Contact Merv Copenace, Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Bruce Siciliano, Vice President, Community Programs; Phone: 807-467-3565; Email:
Site Location Lake of the Woods District Hospital
Located In Community Kenora
Address 21 Sylvan St W
Kenora, ON P9N 3W7
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Intersection Sylvan St W and Wolsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1982
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)