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Community Gathering 2024

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OAC Community Gathering

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The annual Community Gathering provides us an opportunity to share with the community the work that we’ve been doing, as well as hear from our community members. In 2023, the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition hosted the first Community Gathering dinner since the beginning of COVID-19 which included guest speakers, local Indigenous entertainment, and a catered dinner. Join us for the 2024 Community Gathering at Ottawa Convention and Event Centre on May 22nd from 5pm to 8:30pm for this year's gathering where we will be recognizing and celebrating Indigenous community. 

This year's theme will be "Recognizing and Celebrating Indigenous Community". 


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Who We Are:

The OAC is an alliance of Indigenous-led service-based organizations. Our member organizations are seeking experienced and dedicated candidates to deliver front-line programs and services to Indigenous people living in the National Capital Region. 

What to Expect: 



May 22, 2024


5:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST




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Ottawa Conference 
and Event Centre



200 Coventry Road, Ottawa


Trans-Canada Hwy/ON417 to prom. Vanier Pkwy to Coventry Rd.

Popular Public Transport Routes: 

  • Route 9 Hurdman (bus)

  • LRT to Tremblay Station

  • Catered Dinner

  • Updates from Member Organizations and OAC

  • Indigenous Entertainment 

  • Visit the OAC Executive Directors and Elders

  • Visit OAC and Partner Information Booths 

  • Door Prizes

  • Singer and Songwriter: Sara Kay

  • More to be Announced!


Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition


OAC Organizations:

  • Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation

  • Inuit Non-Profit Housing Corporation

  • Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

  • Kagita Mikam - Aboriginal Employment and Training 

  • Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start

  • Minwaashin Lodge - Indigenous Women's Support Centre

  • Odawa Native Friendship Centre

  • Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth

  • Tungasuvvingat Inuit

  • Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

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Pictures from Community Gathering 2023

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  • Is there an agenda for the event?
    Yes, an agenda will be posted on the OAC website closer to the event.
  • Where do I park?
    Parking is free and is in the garage section (lower part) of the Convention Centre, 200 Coventry Road.
  • Is dinner provided?
    An Indigenous meal will be catered for this event.
  • How can we help promote the event?
    Please share the event posters and media materials through your distribution channels, communications, and social media. Click on the the "share this event" icons on this page to share to your social media.
  • Who are the OAC member organizations?
    We invite you to view the members section on the OAC website here:
  • Will there be an opportunity to meet the OAC member organization leadership?
    Yes, executive directors from the ten OAC member organizations will be at the event.
  • Will there be any Elder’s or Traditional Knowledge Keepers at the event?
    Yes, the Elders coming will be announced closer to the date of the event.

Additional Documents:

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