Getting Those Displaced by the Justice System Home Initiative

March 30, 2020

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation has rolled out an immediate plan to offer travel assistance to help people get home in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Any member of a Nishnawbe Aski Nation First Nation who has been displaced by the justice system is eligible for support. If you know anyone in need of assistance to get home following release, please contact staff members by location:

Sioux Lookout:
 Lenard Comber, (807) 632-0316

Thunder Bay:
 Terri Zoccole, (807) 629-7031


Timmins & Cochrane:

Krystal Fortier, (705) 288-7800


The Ne-Chee Friendship Centre is offering this service to persons in Kenora needing support. For assistance, contact Breena Kokopenace at Kaakewaaseya Justice Services through Grand Council Treaty #3 is offering this support to their community members. Please contact Alison Napish at or by cell at (807) 407-1425.


We will need your support to identify individuals as well as to contact them and to get the arrangements to them. Please also be reminded that NALSC’s offices are closed. The best way to contact us is through the cellphone or email numbers provided.

You may also contact:
 Irene Linklater, Executive Director at (807) 630-3757;
 Danielle Wood, Area Director at (807) 356-6600;
 Heather Baillie, LAO Coordinator at (807) 627-0862;
 George Edwards, Gladue Manager at (807) 629-4213



Irene Linklater,
Executive Director