The directory of Indigenous organizations is designed to help community members in Ottawa locate appropriate organizations and services as well as improving communications. The directory reflects the vitality and diversity of Indigenous cultural traditions, organizations, and enterprises within the National Capital Region. The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition has made every effort to present accurate and up-to-date listings and websites included whenever possible. If you see any errors or omissions, or if you have updated information on any of the programs and services included in this directory, please email our Administrative Coordinator.
Local Indigenous Organizations
Innuqatutiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
Inuit Specific Services
Innuqatutiit is a multi-service Inuit organization that provides cultural, educational, recreational and social support services to children, youth and families of Ottawa’s growing Inuit community. The centre serves as a major hub of early years and youth services for Inuit families in Ottawa.
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is a community-based organization that has provided resources and support to urban Indigenous families for nearly 45 years. The centre delivers culturally relevant programs and services that empower and build the collective capacity and self-sufficient of Indigenous families in the Ottawa Region.
Local Healing and Wellness Lodges
Local Indigenous Student Services
The Mamidosewin Centre empowers and supports Indigenous students at Algonquin College into the next phase of their lives in a way that is respectful and reflective of Indigenous cultures. The Mamidosewin Centre provides a variety of cultural programs and services to Indigenous learners attending Algonquin College.
The Ojigkwanong Centre is open to the campus community to learn about and practice First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, traditions and worldviews. The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work and study at Carleton University, as students, faculty and professional services staff.
Ontario Native Women's Association
The Ontario Native Women’s Association is a not for profit organization to empower and support all Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development and programs that focus on local, regional and provincial activities.
Métis Nation of Ontario
Métis Nation of Ontario has established a province wide infrastructure to deliver programs and services for Métis people in Ontario in the areas of Economic Development; Education and Training; Healing and Wellness; Property Services; Intergovernmental Relations; Lands, Resources, and Consultation; and Citizenship and Harvesting.
Pauktuutit is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors from across Canada. Pauktuutit fosters greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocate for equality and social improvements, and encourage Inuit women’s full participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.