KCA has been approved by provincial and federal ministries to take on major responsibilities. Since 1998, we have provided centralized services to Ontario Works/Ontario Disability Support Program administrators at all nine First Nations. The Min-O-Qwe-Ke-Ga-Bw’en Social Services Program handles community visits, internal file audits, eligibility reviews, appeals, training, reporting on their behalf, and provides emergency support when local staff are absent or a position is vacant. In 2019-20, the governance of environmental health services in the Northwest will be transferred from the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada to KCA, with local support from the Northwest Health Unit and Waasegiizhig Nanaandawee’iyewigamig Health Access Centre.
Accreditation: KCA was awarded Accreditation with Commendation status by Accreditation Canada in 2012.
Qualified Staff: Our staff are well qualified, with a wide range of academic and professional credentials, including Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Science, Registered Nurse, Registered Dietician, Personal Support Worker, Developmental Services Worker, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Psychotherapist, Speech Language Pathologist and Early Childhood Educator. Ongoing staff training is a priority.
Partnerships: KCA is a member of many influential groups, including the Ontario Aboriginal Responsible Gambling Program, the Ontario Native Welfare Administrators Association, the Northern Ontario Wellness Committee, the Responsible Gambling Council, the Kenora Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force, the Indigenous Health Council, the Kenora Coalition to End Human Trafficking, All Nations Health Partners, the Indigenous Youth and Community Wellness Secretariat, and Rapid Intervention Services Kenora.