National Aboriginal Organizations in Ottawa
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
The mission of the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association is to improve the health of Indigenous Peoples, by supporting Indigenous Nurses and by promoting the development and practice of Indigenous Health Nursing.
Assembly of First Nations
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is one of five National Indigenous Representative Organizations recognized by the Government of Canada.
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Using a reconciliation framework that respectfully engages First Nation and non-Aboriginal peoples, the Caring Society provides high quality resources to support First Nations communities to empower children, youth and families.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
The National Representational Organization Protecting and Advancing the Rights and Interests of Inuit in Canada
Legacy of Hope Foundation
The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national Indigenous-led, charitable organization founded in 2000 with the goal of educating and raising awareness about the history and many legacies of the Residential School System.
Métis National Council
MNC reflects and moves forward on the desires and aspirations of these Métis governments at the national and international level.
National Association of Friendship Centres
The NAFC was established in 1972 to represent, nationally, the growing number of Friendship Centres emerging across Canada
Assembly of Seven Generations
Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) is a national youth led, youth driven, non-profit Indigenous founded organization.
Native Women’s Association of Canada
NWAC is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women.
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
Pauktuutit is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada
Iskotew Lodge, located on Tunney’s Pasture in Ottawa. Established as a healing and wellness lodge for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal employees of Health Canada and other government departments. For more information:
Healing and Wellness lodge located at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, 10 Wellington, Gatineau, Quebec
Aboriginal Student Centres
The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work and study at Carleton University, as students, faculty and professional services staff.
The Ojigkwanong Centre is open to the campus community to learn about and practice First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, traditions and worldviews.
The priority for the ARC is to enhance recruitment of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students, and to provide them with the support necessary to ensure their success at the University.
The Mamidosewin Centre provides a variety of cultural programs and services to Indigenous learners attending Algonquin College.
At La Cité you can study in French while respecting the heritage of your ancestors, like a hundred young people at the Collège who are part of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples (FNMI).
The Aboriginal Centre located at Heritage College in Gatineau, provides Aboriginal students with a culturally sensitive and welcoming climate.