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Physician & Healthcare Professional Recruiting

Kenora Area Physician and Healthcare Professional Recruiting

About Us

We are at a historic juncture for Indigenous and Canadian relations in the Kenora area with all communities taking positive steps towards true partnership and “Reconciliation Through Health”.  The Kenora Chiefs Advisory, Grand Council Treaty 3, the Kenora Metis Council, Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation, the City of Kenora and the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls have all agreed to the following resolution signed and witnessed in ceremony “That all parties agree to work together in partnership in the development of an All Nations Health Care System including the construction of an All Nations Hospital and Campus with the express purpose of improving health outcomes for all people of the region it serves”



The strongest communities are built with partnerships among community members and healthcare organizations. In the Kenora Area, the All Nations Health Partners was created with the intent to recruit and retain Physicians and Healthcare Professionals. Collaboration and partnership between the Kenora Chiefs Advisory, Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig Health Access Centre, City of Kenora, Sunset Country Family Health Team and Lake of the Woods Health Science Campus fully support the position of recruitment and retention in our community. The All Nations Health Partners have begun the first phase of building the All Nations Hospital and are moving forward in planning the All Nations Health System.


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Sunset Country Family Health Team

The Sunset Country Family Health Team is an approach to primary health care that brings together Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Dieticians, Registered Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Chiropodists, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists, and other professionals to coordinate the highest possible quality of care for the patient.



Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig Health Access Centre

WHNAC is an Aboriginal Health Access Centre, operating a clinic in downtown Kenora as well as providing service in ten First Nations at twelve points of service in the Kenora area. We provide comprehensive primary health care through an inter-professional, team-based model of care. Services include traditional and contemporary health care encompassing mind, body and spirit. Physicians work closely with nurse practitioners and other team members including cultural coordinators, clinic nurse/care coordinators, community health and home care nurses, diabetes clinicians, dieticians, mental health clinicians, and health promoters to provide wholistic care.



Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Our full-service 69-bed fully accredited community teaching hospital serves the population of the Kenora Area totalling approximately 30,000 permanent residents. The 12-bed Emergency Department has two fully equipped resuscitation rooms including ED ultrasound and difficult airway equipment. The 3-suite OR is staffed with three General Surgeons and three GP-Anesthetists and highly skilled OR staff. The 14-bed Schedule 1 facility has a dynamic team with on-site Psychiatrist and the 4-bed ICU is staffed with on-site General Internist and is fully supported with on-site Respiratory Therapist. We have on-site CT scanner, 24/7 laboratory with two staff Pathologists and 24/7 Diagnostic Imaging. Our on-site helipad and local ORNGE base allow for rapid transport of patients to tertiary centres.



Lake of the Woods Health Sciences Campus

Our Local Education Group is comprised of 42 local physicians who participate in clinical training of medical students and residents in the Kenora Area. LWHSC is one of the largest Education Groups in the province. We pride ourselves on providing our learners with exceptional “hands-on” clinical opportunities and offer a tremendous range of practice profiles to choose from when matching learners with Preceptors. We offer comprehensive and diverse electives in General Surgery, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine as well as longitudinal residency spots through the NOSM Rural Residency Program.



Kenora Chiefs Advisory

Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) is committed and dedicated to providing culturally appropriate health and social services which address the needs and enhance the well being and capacity of community members in our affiliated First Nations.  KCA develops and responds to the needs of the clients and communities as determined by the Chiefs (Board of Directors), Elders (Council) and community Health Directors resulting in delivery of culturally safe programs and services in the field of health, education, social services – directly in the community.  KCA is committed to building partnerships with local and regional agencies, and governments, to ensure clients have access to a continuum of services and also to meet the needs of the communities.



City of Kenora

North America’s premier boating destination! Have you ever paddled to work or covered on-call from the beach? With a vibrant downtown art and music scene; excellent restaurants to suit any appetite; a year-round recreation centre offering swimming, fitness, arena, tennis, basketball, baseball and walking track; community nature and urban hiking trails; rowing; downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and not to mention a breathtaking location on beautiful Lake-of-the-Woods, a pristine lake with over 14,000 islands there are many reasons to choose Kenora Ontario as a community to live and work! Kenora Ontario, originally named Rat Portage, is home to over 30,000 full-time residents with a summer population reaching close to 70,000. This is a rural community with lots of amenities only 2 hours from the bustling metropolis of Winnipeg, MB. Visit us today and see for yourself all that our community has to offer!


Physician Opportunities

The opportunities available to physicians and their families living and working in Kenora Ontario are limited only by your imagination!

For more information please visit us at HFOjobs

OR Contact the Kenora Area Physician & Healthcare Professional Recruiter:

phone: 807-464-0697


Family Physicians

The Kenora Area offers full-scope rural family medicine opportunities in a variety of organizations (FHN-Family Health Team, Hospital, Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Outreach). You have the option to come in for some locum work or join a fully-supported turn-key existing practice – create your ideal work-life balance on beautiful Lake of the Woods!


Specialist Physicians

Lake of the Woods District Hospital is a full-service 69-bed fully accredited teaching hospital that includes a 12-bed Emergency Department, 14-bed Schedule 1 facility and 4-bed ICU. We currently have opportunities for Psychiatry, GP-Anesthesia & Internal Medicine physicians.


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