Canadian Mental Health Association - Kenora Branch

Site: Kenora Branch

Service: Court Diversion Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides assistance in accessing health services to individuals with mental illness, developmental challenge, acquired brain injury or a dual diagnosis who are involved with the criminal justice system 
  • Focuses on providing resources and support to prevent repeated offences 
  • Provides a website list of accepted offences to qualify for program
Court support services are offered based on client need and include: 
  • Accessing and retaining legal representation  
  • Assistance with bail release  
  • Case management services  
  • Information and referrals for community support services, housing, psychiatric and income supports  
  • Recommendations to the court at time of sentencing on behalf of individual
Screening for eligibility to the Kenora Mental Health Court 
NOTE: Serious offenders are not eligible for program but court diversion worker will provide support
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
  • Individuals with mental health issues and/or developmental challenges and are involved with the criminal justice system 
  • Client must voluntarily agree to services and 
  • The possibility of mental health impairment must be established and 
  • The offence is not too serious (Class One)
  • Intake assessment required 
  • Referrals can be from police, defense lawyers, crown attorneys, probation officers, case managers, native court workers, correctional staff, developmental service workers, mental health counselor or family members (no self referrals)
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-1838
Fax 807-468-6396
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Sara Dias, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-1838 ext 229; Email:
Alternate Contact Pam Gagne, Executive Assistant
Site Location Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Building
Located In Community Kenora
Address 227 Second St S, 2nd Fl
Kenora, ON P9N 1G1
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Intersection Second St S and Main St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)