Regional Training (Ambulance)

Contact:

Corrie Neufeld (Coordinator)

Description:

The Regional Training Network Program assists Education and Patient Care Standards Section of Emergency Health Services in the development of training programs based on provincial and regional needs for Ambulance Services and First Nation First Response Teams.  The RTN plans and coordinates delivery of approved EHS training programs, quality of program delivery, maintains a schedule of training activities and maintain records of training conducted within the region.

Central Ambulance and Fire Communications Centre

Contact:

Craig Marek

Description:

The Central Ambulance and Fire Communications Centre is located at 40 Minnesota St. in Kenora. The centre receives call for ambulance and fire emergencies from the Manitoba border east to the community of English River on Hwy 17 and on Hwy 11, Hwy 808; and from the US border north to the end of road access. On average, 22,000 calls are received per year. These include calls for medical and fire assistance, requests for patient transfers and requests for air ambulance to remote locations.

We provide call reception and dispatching services for 14 EMS services, 14 Emergency First Response Teams, 38 Fire Departments and the Lake of the Woods Search and Rescue.

Commitment of Service

The mandate of the Kenora Central Ambulance and Fire Communications Centre is to provide a focus for communication and coordination by which various aspects of emergency response utilization can be deployed and monitored. These include:

  • The provision of rapid and accurate emergency response communications to all citizens requiring emergency medical and/or fire services
  • The coordination of patient transfers such that vehicle utilization is maximized while minimizing delay and maintaining balanced emergency coverage
  • The deployment and coordination of all land ambulance movement within the centre's area
  • Effective cooperation with all partner agencies in an effort to best serve the citizens of the area
  • The commitment to meet and exceed expectations of performance standards: receiving requests for ambulance services and subsequently assigning the appropriate resource within 120 seconds - 90% of the time

Adult Community Mental Health

Contact:

Bruce Siciliano, Vice President Community Programs
PH:
807 467-3555

Description:

The Adult Community Mental Health Program is located on the second floor of the St. Joseph Health Centre, 21 Wolsley St. (across from the Hospital). This program provides a community-based clinical treatment service to moderately to seriously mental ill adults, sixteen years or older, with a broad spectrum of mental health problems.  The program provides: psychotherapy/mental health counseling; brief as well as long-term individual and group counseling; crisis intervention for clients; assessment and referral services; public education focused on mental illness prevention; active involvement in service development for clients and coordination of activities relevant to the mental health client.  Case Management also involves strong links to addiction services, etc. Hours of service are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Adult Community Mental Health services have been offered since 1982.

Challenge Club Day Treatment Program

Contact: 

Bruce Siciliano
PH: 807 467-3555

Description:

The purpose of the Challenge Club is to support adults over the age of 16 years with mental health problems of varying degrees of acuity and severity which affects functional performance on the short or long term basis, by providing a positive environment through structured day program, outreach and individual case management.  The Challenge Club offers non-threatening therapeutic psychosocial rehabilitation programs/groups such as:  Structured Groups, Active Daily Living Skills Group, Creative Group, Communication Group, Holistic Lifestyles Group, Social Recreation/Peer Group, Special Events Groups, Drop-In, Outreach, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Case Management Model.  Hours of service are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Challenge Club was established in 1986.

Early Childhood Development Program

Contact:

Patti Dryden-Holmstrom
PH: 807 468-5749

Description:

The Early Childhood Development Program (P. Dryden-Holmstrom) is a program that aims to deliver addiction counselling to substance-using pregnant and parenting women. The program is delivered through Addictions Services Kenora, at both the adult program office at 21 Wolsley and the youth program office at 12 Main Street South.  The program is targeted to women who are pregnant or have children aged 0-6 and are concerned about their alcohol and/or drug use.  We offer free, one to one confidential counselling and support, a menu of treatment options to meet individual needs, links to prenatal and other community support programs, and recognition of cultural diversity.  Our office has a friendly play space for children and space for group and individual counselling.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.