The Kenora Fellowship Centre is hoping to find another agency or venue for an emergency shelter. In a resolution at Kenora city council, they indicated that their long term vision is to not provide emergency shelter services.

Here's councillor and Fellowship board chair, Colin Wasacase.

"We have a two-pronged program down there. One is the shelter and there's another one called the transition housing. They come to the shelter and then if they are going to move on they can stay. That's the part we want to maintain," he said.

Wasacase said in the interim they are looking to keep the shelter doors open because he believes it is needed in the community. They'll run the shelter until it can be transferred over to a new agency.

"I want to thank the people of Kenora who are supporting the Fellowship Centre which allows us, for the first time in many years, to help the people freezing on the streets. That's why we started the shelter. We want to continue that but at this point financial resources are not available," said Wasacase.

Councillors unanimously passed the resolution to help the Fellowship Centre find the finances to keep the emergency shelter open but then also look for a new venue. The centre needs to find funding before June 1.

For more information:
City committee to help emergency shelter
KDSB confident emegrency shelter will remain open