A Heart Warming Thanksgiving Story

Nine year old Dominic dropped off a Thanksgiving hamper for one of our families. It was purchased with money he had received from his recent birthday.

It has all the fixings of a Thanksgiving holiday feast - turkey, ham, perogies, potatoes, vegetables, juice and dessert!

A special thanks to his family, Sherri, Harvey and Kayleen for helping Dominic deliver the generous donation.


Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child & Family Services’ Children’s Mental Health Program Achieves Accreditation Renewal

On June 12, 2019, Board President Syrena Lalonde received official notice from the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA), announcing that Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child & Family Services’ (KRRDCFS) Children’s Mental Health Program was awarded another four year accreditation.

“Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Program is proud to be accredited through the CCA, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services,” says Lalonde. She adds, “To be CCA accredited is truly a seal of approval.”

Executive Director Bill Leonard adds, “I commend the hard work, professionalism, and dedication of our staff and Board of Directors. This is clearly reflected in this significant achievement. Our stakeholders can be assured that we have undergone an extensive internal and external review process that measures our practices against sector and industry standards.”

KRRDCFS’ Children’s Mental Health Program was awarded accreditation for the period of April 2019 to April 2023 in recognition of achieving established standards for quality in government, management and services.

“We are very pleased that our Child and Youth Mental Health programs have received a renewal on our accreditation by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation,” says Janice Gagne, Director of Clinical and Community Services. “The accreditation process ensures that our programs are committed to quality service, a high level of professionalism, and continuous improvement though ongoing learning and evaluation. We are very proud of the service our staff provides every day in delivering quality, evidenced informed programs to the children, youth, and families in the Rainy River District.”

FASD Awareness Week—September 2019

September 9th was chosen so that on the 9th day of the 9th month of each year, the world will remember that during the 9 months of pregnancy, a woman should abstain from alcohol. FASD Community Partners have chosen to honor the week to FASD Awareness.

Thank you for the Donations

Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services would like to extend their appreciation to members of our community that have generously provided donations to our Agency. Thank you to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Hill Family Grant, Enbridge Gas, and the Moffat Fund, and to all of those who continue to support children and families. We greatly appreciate your support.

SafeCare Accreditation

Dear Kenora Team,

Congratulations on implementing SafeCare with the highest standards! It is our pleasure to approve your SafeCare Accreditation for June 2019 to May 2020. NSTRC and the SafeCare Accreditation Team appreciate your agency’s hard work to maintain the implementation standards of SafeCare and want to thank you for taking time to participate in the SafeCare Accreditation process. As a token of your accreditation, attached is your agency’s accreditation seal, which you can use to announce and advertise your accreditation. In addition, you will receive an Accreditation Plaque plate via mail noting your accreditation year 2019-2020.

We love having your agency as part of our SafeCare Community and look forward to continued collaboration throughout the year.


Leslie Sawell

NSTRC Accreditation Committee
Leslie Sawell, MS
Senior Training Specialist
National SafeCare Training and Research Center

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