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About The City Of Kenora


The City of Kenora is located in Northwestern Ontario, just east of the Manitoba border. Our beautiful City is built on the shores of Lake of the Woods and is home to many permanent and seasonal residents.

In 2015, the City of Kenora adopted a strategic plan to guide the City’s planning and direction over the following five years. Our Vision is 20/20, the City of Kenora’s Strategic Plan was developed through the input of over 1,800 residents, staff, elected officials, stakeholders, Indigenous communities, and other partners, which identified three overarching strategic goals: Economy, Foundations and People. With these goals in focus, a vision, a mission and corporate values were established.

Since adopting the Strategic Plan, the City of Kenora has made significant changes to the organization while focusing on new priorities and goals.  We are pleased to share progress the City is making; take a look at each year to see just how:

2015 Progress Report

2016 Progress Report 

2017 Progress Report

Our Vision

Kenora is a City of choice, renowned as a sustainable, life-style community supported by a Municipality committed to excellence.

Our Mission

To deliver quality, cost-effective Municipal services.

The Characteristics That Define Our Success

  • Trust & Respect

    We demonstrate integrity, honesty, fairness, transparency and accountability in all of our actions, fostering a corporate culture intended to promote trust and respect of our staff, our community and our partners.

  • Communication

    We ensure respectful and inclusive communications with our staff, community and partners.

  • Commitment

    We value employees that are committed to serving the interests of the community.

  • Innovation

    We strive for continuous service improvements through innovation, leadership and best practices.

  • Preparedness

    We consider community, public and workplace safety in every decision we make.

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    We manage the municipal finances in a responsible, prudent and transparent manner.

  • Environmental Stewardship

    We are committed stewards of the land and lakes that enrich our lives.

Take a quick look at the foundations of the Strategic Plan Brochure.