Call (613) 232-0016 for maintenance support between 10am to 2pm
Reaching out to vulnerable and senior tenants
Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start
Location is open and providing child care services.
Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
Child Care Centre is open
Programs are trying to strike a balance of health and well-being during these unusual times of the pandemic.
Please contact the program manager/coordinator for information on what health precautions the programs are taking to support the community.
Visitors are restricted to appointments only.
Many staff are still working from home.
During this pandemic time, please email Allison to contact our staff for
Minwaashin will be offering the following services throughout the Christmas holidays:
Christmas break services only: December 21, 2020 – January 4, 2021
Children’s Annual Christmas Giveaway – Thursday, December 17th, 2020 – toy bags – curbside (accepting new toys, gift cards until December 14th).
Minwaashin Lodge Sacred Child families 0-6 yrs – Food bank/Christmas festive meal – Thursday, December 17, 2020 – curbside – Many thanks to The Mission for all their support in preparing a delicious festive meal to our families.
S.T.O.R.M program will continue to run throughout the holidays.
Housing First/Outreach will continue to support women in crisis.
COVID Bi-weekly Outreach food bags/perishables - curbside drop off - December 3rd, 17th and 31st.
Crisis line – 24/7 - 613-789-1141. On call - Crisis support for youth/women/families in distress – virtual/text/phone – 613-741-5590 x 260
Warming centre – Pending. Minwaashin Lodge staff are available if open over the holidays.
Drop in for Homeless/Human Trafficked clients continue - Women’s Drop In – Mondays; Men’s Drop In - Fridays
Minwaashin Lodge will continue to remain in Stage 2 at 1155 Lola St site – December 1 – February 28, 2021.
Minwaashin Lodge will reassess COVID health indicators prior to moving into Stage 3 at that time. We continue to follow the guidelines and recommendations of OPH, the City and the Province. Clients who have face to face appointments continue to be pre-screened by staff before accessing specific in-house services.
The ‘outdoor access visits’ have ceased.
Limited - Scheduled indoor access visits for families will continue with support
Bi-weekly Sacred Child food bank and Emergency baby food cupboard – curbside delivery – December 11th, 17th 2020. Closed December 31, 2020.
Circle of Care – face to face meetings at Minwaashin Lodge (pre arranged in advance)
Parenting program - Virtual FB parenting group ends December 10th, 2020 – Starts January 21, 2021
Employment Readiness Program-Virtual training groups – Starts up again in January 2021
Bi-weekly Outreach food bags/perishables- January – March 30, 2021 - curbside drop off
Counseling team – NEW- Youth Counseling/Substance Use/Mental Wellness Counseling available -virtual/email/text/ and face to face sessions available (pre arranged in advance) with staggered work schedules in place
Children’s Therapy – Mobile van for 1:1 sessions for school age children – pending van access. (January?) – pre-scheduled 1:1 sessions at Minwaashin Lodge
Culture program - face to face groups of (6). Participants are screened and must register in advance
Crisis support for youth/women/families in distress – virtual/text/phone/
Doula Program - Aunties on the Road- phone support/video conferencing/emails/sharing school resources and online learning
Youth support- Google hangouts; FB support circles-closed group; email; phone/texting; crisis intervention; curbside wellness check ins; food security; back to school supports and future groups pending start date
Oshki Kizis Shelter site - Day/evening programs continue to deliver essential services with specific direction from the Shelter Director including Housing First; Outreach; and Street Outreach (STORM).
Many thanks to our wonderful Minwaashin Lodge staff, students and volunteers who continue to do the hard work necessary to support our families/children/youth/elders at this critical time.
Inuit Non-Profit Housing Corporation
Housing assistance is available
Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth
House is operational
Outreach is available for alumni and past clients
Tel: (613) 233-0672
Office is open, appointment only
Assisting clients with information and applying for Employment Insurance
Job and training opportunities frequently shared on Facebook
Odawa Native Friendship Centre
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre at Rideau High School remains closed to the public, until further notice
Closed regular holiday break December 19, 2020 .to January 3, 2021, will re-open January 4, 2021
Please contact your program coordinators directly at 613-722-3811 and enter their extension to reach someone if you are in need of assistance.
510 Rideau will run regular hours throughout.
This year, instead of Annual Christmas Gathering they decided to have an online event for the community from December 6th-12th. It will be a week long celebration with Facebook games and prizes, as well as fun draws, where Ontario Inuit participants can win anything from a Parka making kit, smartwatches, a handmade drum, and a 50” TV. They will also be having Facebook games just for kids 0-15, who can enter with the help of their parents. They will be giving away a lot of toys!