Ongoing Activities

Hunger Doesn’t Take A Vacation

Because August has been identified as the low point in the donations cycle at the local soup kitchens and food banks, a month long campaign is held to encourage action.  An awareness campaign and food drive are run alongside the Saturday Street picnics for the homeless and hungry.  See photos.

Making Kenora Home gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation, which is a public foundation serving the people of Kenora, Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls, Minaki, Redditt, the First Nations and the unincorporated areas surrounding Lake of the Woods. The Foundation builds permanently endowed charitable funds for the changing needs and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in the fields of; arts and culture, health and wellness, the environment, social welfare and the community fund.

Week of Action Against Poverty

This annual event is held on the second week in February.  Citizens are encouraged to take actions of their own choice against poverty.  Valentine’s day is "Wear Red Day" to signify awareness of the issues of poverty that arise out of a lack of affordable and appropriate housing within our community.  Past actions have included fundraising for local charities, educational projects, book launches, meditations and media events.  See photos.

Past Activities

Fellowship Centre Christmas Sharing Circle

A Christmas party is held annually at the local emergency shelter.  Activities include a festive fest, gifts, music as well as traditional Anishinaabe sharing circles and drumming.  See photos.

Gingerbread Lane

During the Christmas season, Gingerbread Lane raises awareness and funds for projects addressing affordable housing issues.  The annual event brings gingerbread construction projects and housing wishes by local citizens together in a seasonal celebration of caring and commitment about homelessness in Kenora.  See photos.


Local bands donated time and talent at youth dance.  2008 Poster  2007 Poster

Networking Tenant Neighbourhoods

A summer celebration that brings low-income tenants together to share a meal, meet with their landlords in a social environment and learn about the community resources.


Tins for the Bins

The local food bank benefits from donation bins located at Extra Foods and the Kenora
Recreation Centre. The Tins for the Bins project also stages collections at various public events throughout the year.  In January 2009, the City of Kenora organized Build-A-Meal
featuring a tinstruction competition that brought four teams together and netted donations 
valued at $1,000.00.
Bring a Tin For the Bin