Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - Railway St

Service: Street Patrol Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides and promotes prevention and safety mobile services for homeless individuals in dire need of assistance 
  • Purposes to ensure the safety of elders, adults, youth and children in distressful and hazardous situations 
  • Works closely with other Anishinaabe service providers and resources, and First Nation communities to address homelessness 
  • Conducts foot patrols in downtown area and vehicle patrols in outer zones 
  • Provides assistance to police in searching for individuals 
  • Oversees the Emergency Shelter located in the Northwestern Health Unit
Services provided can include: 
  • Distribution of food, water and blankets 
  • Emergency overnight accommodation in extreme cases 
  • Transportation to shelters, hospital and detox centre  
  • Referrals to community service providers 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual in accessing shelters, hospitals, police and detoxification centre
Hours Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-2 pm * Fri 9 am-12 noon 
Foot Patrol: Mon-Tue 5 pm-midnight * Wed-Sat 4 pm-midnight * Sun 11:30 pm-7:30 am
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-5440
After Hours Phone Street Patrol: 807-467-1270
Fax 807-468-5340
Primary Contact Dalaney Smith, Street Patrol Coordinator; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 233; 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 Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) ; Provincial ; Federal