Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - Railway St

Service: Native Criminal Courtwork Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides support to Aboriginal people in conflict with the Criminal Justice System 
  • Assists the accused to better understand their rights, options and responsibilities under the law 
  • Provides clarification of the charge and the court procedure 
  • Assists with understanding the fulfillment requirements of the sentence including bail documents and probation orders 
  • Provides advocacy on behalf of the accused to the court 
  • Offers the services of a Native Inmate Liaison worker 
  • Gives referrals to legal resources and appropriate social, education, employment and medical resources to address the problems contributing to the charges 
  • Provides education and promotes understanding of the Criminal Justice System and alternative justice processes to the Aboriginal community
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Kenora District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Individuals in conflict with the Criminal Justice System 
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Aboriginal peoples
Application Intake assessment required
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 Chenille White, Criminal Courtworker; Phone: 807-468-9657; Email:
Alternate Contact Erin Beach, Criminal Courtworker; Phone: 807-468-9657; 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