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Strategic Plan 2015-2019

The KDSB is facing several critical challenges that have both a direct and indirect impact on our ability to fulfill our mandate and achieve our social service goals. See KDSB’s Strategic Plan 2015-2019


The approved minutes from the KDSB Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for
December 16, 2021, 10:00 AM

Current Minutes

Current Agenda

Our Mission

The Kenora District Services Board – DEDICATED TO IMPROVING LIVES.

A Message from our Chair

The Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) delivers needed social services to all citizens in the District of Kenora. We have approximately 160 dedicated employees providing exceptional assistance in Ontario Works (OW), Social Housing, Emergency Medical Services (EMS-Land Ambulance) and Early Learning and Child Care services.

The KDSB is committed to the provision of efficient and effective district wide services that support its individuals, families and communities in reaching their full potential. Our primary strategic directions include full integration of our services where we are able and it is logical; effectively communicate with the public at large and our staff; develop partnerships and leverage combined resources to maximize our service capacity; and utilize technologies to ensure resources are being effectively utilized.

The KDSB is delivering valuable human services in our region. These services are vital in any caring society and our staff undertakes this role with compassion and enthusiasm.

We are living in financially challenging times and there is only one taxpayer. It is the Board of Directors obligation to ensure our services are being delivered in a fiscally responsible manner. With commitment from the Province of Ontario, the KDSB will undertake this challenge with a positive outlook as we look to our bright future as a region.


Barry Baltessen, Chair-KDSB
Unincorporated Area Rep.- Lake of the Woods North