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Risk Table meets face-to-face for the first time in 3 years

By Tim Davidson Apr 12, 2023 | 10:45 AM

The Risk Table in Kenora is continuing to work with people in order to reduce crime and social disorder in the community.

Co-chair of the committee, Sara Dias says they work with people of all ages to find supports for people that are a risk, not only to themselves, but also to others in the community.

“Usually it’s youth aged 12 to 24 that are at the highest risk within our community,” explains Dias.

“But this year actually when we were reviewing the information, we see a bit of a shift between 18 and 35.  This being a higher population that has significant risk factors with alcohol and criminal involvement, and those types of elements.”

Representatives from 35 agencies in Kenora meet every two weeks to discuss individuals that are not only a risk to themselves, but to the community at large.

Jim Neild of the Kenora OPP is the other co-chair and says each organization has a voice at the Risk table.

“They are all community partners in Kenora sitting in a circle discussing people and families in acutely elevated risk, in a way to make sure things have a better outcome…not a negative outcome.”

On Tuesday, the Risk Table met face-to-face, in the boardroom of the Youth Justice Center, for the first time in three years because of the pandemic.


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