Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - Railway St

Service: Native Inmate Liaison Officer

Description & Services
Description (Service) Ensures that Aboriginal offenders in custody have access to correctional and community based programs and services which address their needs in a culturally appropriate manner 
  • Provides advocacy of behalf of inmate to institution staff and officials 
  • Advises inmate of programs and services available and assists in accessing the programs 
  • Facilitates individual and group counselling 
  • Provides translation and interpretive assistance as needed 
  • Offers assistance with discharge arrangements 
  • Provides guidance and assistance in maintaining and/or finding family and community support services after discharge
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 Karen Beauchamp, Native Inmate Liaison Officer; Phone: 807-468-2871 ext 242; 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