Description & Services
Public Comments Satellite offices located in Dryden and Fort Frances (see separate listings) and Satellite courts located in Atikokan, Bearskin Lake, Big Trout Lake, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Ignace, Lac Seul, Kasabonika, Keewaywin, Kingfisher, Muskrat Dam, North Spirit Lake, Pickle Lake, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Rainy River, Red Lake, Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Sioux Lookout, Wapekeka, Weagamow Lake and Wunnumin Lake
Description (Service)
  • Provides information and assistance to support participation in the criminal court process 
  • Services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over 
  • Provides case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions) 
  • Offers: 
    • Court preparation 
    • Needs assessment 
    • Emotional support 
    • Crisis intervention 
    • Referrals to community agencies
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund 
  • Provides financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court, and includes: 
    • Travel arrangements and expenses 
    • Language interpretation 
    • Real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Atikokan ; Bearskin Lake ; Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Big Trout Lake ; Cat Lake ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Kenora District ; Kingfisher Lake ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Muskrat Dam ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Pikangikum ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Rainy River ; Sachigo Lake ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Weagamow Lake ; Also the community of Wapekeka
  • Victims and witnesses of: 
    • Intimate partner abuse/domestic violence 
    • Child physical and sexual abuse 
    • Sexual assault (including historical sexual assault and human trafficking)
  • Families of homicide victims 
  • Families of motor vehicle fatalities 
  • Elderly victims 
  • Victims with disabilities 
  • Victims of hate crime
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund  
  • Eligibility determined on case-by-case basis - speak with V/WAP staff
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-2839
Toll Free Phone 1-866-931-3484
Fax 807-468-2888
Primary Contact Keira Belair, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Laura Dowdell, Manager; Email:
Site Location Court House
Located In Community Kenora
Address 216 Water St, Suite 261
Kenora, ON P9N 1S4
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Intersection Water St and Second St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) - Ontario Victim Services Secretariat