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KDSB NewsLetter

Employees and Board Members contribute pictures and articles to a quarterly employee newsletter, Editor Nicki Zilkalns.


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Press Releases & Communications

At its regular board meeting of Thursday, Jan.19, 2017, the KDSB COW/Board of Directors reviewed and/or adopted the following motions:Read More..

Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative

Also recieved an update from NW LHIN for the Non-Emergent Patient Transfer NEAT Update
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Strategic Plan 2015-2019

The strategy, priorities, and strategy execution roadmap outlined in our strategic plan, as well as the Ten Year Housing and Homelessness Plan are designed to address these key issues and ensure ....Read More

Important Information

eventsIn the meeting of February.19.2015 the KDSB Board of Directors approved the 2015 Annual Budget, as well received Ministerial Consent from the Ministry of
Municipal Affairs and Housing for the sale of 12 single public housing units in Hudson.

Sale of Property Press Release



The approved minutes from the KDSB Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for
March 8, 2018.
Current Minutes,Special Mtg Minutes/ Current Agenda/ COW Agenda, Dec, 14, 2017

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