Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - Railway St

Service: Life Long Care Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides culturally appropriate and holistic long term support services and programs
Aboriginal Support Program  
  • Provides afternoons for socialization and activities such as Native crafts  
  • Offers deliveries to clients' homes of items such as prescriptions and groceries 
  • Provides accompaniment to appointments and errands 
  • Offers assistance with various tasks such as letter writing
Congregate Dining  
  • Organizes a twice monthly visit to Birchwood Long Term Care home 
  • Provides story telling, activities and refreshments at Birchwood for program participants 
  • Provides transportation for attendees
Friendly Visiting
Arranges weekly visits from support worker in individual's home upon request
Security Checks
Makes weekly calls to clients' homes to check on them and to determine pending appointments
Transportation Program  
  • Provides transportation on an as needed basis to all events at the Centre, the hospital or clinic and for errands around town including grocery shopping  
  • Arranges transportation for out of town specialist appointments when no other arrangements are available 
  • Provides bus passes and taxi fare and arrangements when required
Walking Program
Coordinates a group walking program at the recreation centre, indoors during winter months and outside during the summer
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Congregate Dining: first & last Tue of month 10:30 am-11:30 am 
Walking Program: Mon 2 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Kenora District
Eligibility Ages: 40 year(s) and up 
Open to all with a focus on off reserve Aboriginal individuals who are disabled, chronically ill and/or have special needs
Transportation Program 
  • Must be a client of the program  
  • Priority given for medical appointments
  • Intake assessment required 
  • Advance registration required
Transportation Program
Must call a minimum of 24 hours ahead to make arrangements
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-5440
Fax 807-468-5340
Primary Contact Debbie Scott, Life Long Care Coordinator; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 227; Email:
Alternate Contact Delane Kapera, Life Long Care Coordinator; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 228; Email:
Primary Executive Patti Fairfield, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 222; Email:
Alternate Executive Lisa Savoyard, Receptionist
Site Location Beside the ICG Propane Building
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1301 Railway St
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
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Intersection Railway St and Gould Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 241 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1976
Funding Provincial ; Federal