COVID-19 Pandemic

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Akusivik Inuit Family Health Team

  • Clinic is open Monday - Friday, 9:30am to 5pm (by phone and by walk in)

  • Mental health services supports are available

  • COVID-19 Testing available for Indigenous patients of clinic


Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation

  • Office is open

  • 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.

  • Tel: 613-724-5844

  • Email:


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


Koki Mino-Miikan Nosawadoon

  • No programming


Minwaashin Lodge

  • As we enter into the second wave of COVID; the health, safety and well-being of our Indigenous families, community and staff is of the utmost importance. Therefore, Minwaashin Lodge will continue to remain in Stage 2  at 1155 Lola St site until November 30, 2020. Minlodge 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.

    Programming Updates:

  • The  ‘outdoor access visits’ continue with limited indoor access visits for families-this will move indoors soon

  • Access hours will accommodate back to school families

  • Bi-weekly food bank and Emergency baby food cupboard –  curbside delivery

  • Circle of Care – face to face meetings at Minlodge (pre arranged in advance)

  • Parenting program – 11:00 a.m. -12:00 pm outdoors -CANCELLED  due to second wave indicators. Virtual FB group will be offered starting the week of October 5th, 2020

  • Employment Readiness Program-Virtual training groups continue running monthly

  • Bi-weekly Outreach food bags/perishables- October – November- December 18, 2020 -  curbside drop off

  • Counseling team – NEW- Substance Use/Mental Wellness Counselor services available -virtual/email/text/outdoor sessions and face to face sessions available (pre arranged in advance) with staggered work schedules in place

  • Culture program - face to face groups of (6). Participants are screened and must register in advance

  • Curb side Crisis support for families in distress – as needed

  • 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 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).


Inuit Non-Profit Housing Corporation

  • Housing assistance is available

  • Tel: 613-741-1449


Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth

  • House is operational

  • Outreach is available for alumni and past clients

  • Tel: (613) 233-0672


Kagita Mikam

  • 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

  • Staff are equipped and are working remotely from home.

  • Please contact your program coordinators directly at 613-722-3811 and enter their extension to reach someone if you are in need of assistance.

  • Take out containers of food is available at 510 Rideau St.

  • There is support for Elders


Tungasuvvingat Inuit

  • Office is closed

  • Mamisarvik Healing Centre is open

  • Programming Details:

  • In-person food hamper distribution is back every other week for clients, next date is Oct. 21st. Due to COVID restrictions, TI will be distributing pre-packed hampers by appointment only. Elders will be served between 10-12pm. Families from 12-2pm. Individuals from 2-4pm. At 297 Savard Ave. 
    Book now:


Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

  • Clinic is open Monday - Friday, 9am to 5:30pm via walk in and appointments

  • Mental health professionals are open for one-on-one therapy sessions both in person and over the phone

  • Running outdoor programs with small groups. Check the full programming calendar:

  • Providing support and hot meals for seniors. Contact Erin (613) 748-0657 x 304

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