COVID-19 Pandemic

Our Members 

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

  • Closed December 24th/25th/28th January 1st-4th

  • Not providing any services at this time

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Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start

  • Location is open and providing child care services.

  • Tel: 613-724-5844

  • Email: 

  • Closed December 25th- January 4th

  • Not providing any services at this time


Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

  • Child Care Centre is open

  • Closed for December 24, 2020- January 3rd, 2021

  • 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. 


Minwaashin Lodge

    Minwaashin Lodge continues to suspend 'in house' programs at 1155 Lola St due to the restrictions from the Provincewide Shutdown which will continue in Ottawa until Saturday, January 23, 2021. We will resume Stage 2 protocols only when the provincial restrictions have been lifted.


    Essential services are as follows:


  • Emergency baby/food security - curbside

  • Bi-weekly Food/perishables for outreach and families - curbside

  • Curb side support for families in distress; crisis support

  • Counseling team continues to do wellness check-ins and safety plans with clients/parents/youth by video conferencing/emails and also sharing school resources and online learning

  • Youth support-Google hangouts; email; phone/texting/crisis support/food security

  • Employment Readiness Program will be offering virtual training in February 2021 - poster to follow

  • Culture program cancelled 'in house' - January 11th, 2021 and will be offering virtual programming - poster to follow

  • Access visits will continue under the direction of the Sacred Child Manager      

  • Virtual Parenting group will begin on Jan. 14th, 2021

  • Online activities daily on Nitawigin facebook page from Makonsag and the Sacred Child Program 

  • Cultural Outreach support continues for women at Cornerstone-Princeton site

  • Increased Professional disinfecting and extra deep cleaning continues at Oshki Kizis and Lola St site


Shelter side –day/evening essential services will continue with specific direction from the Shelter Director including Housing First; Outreach; Street Outreach (STORM).



Inuit Non-Profit Housing Corporation

  • Housing assistance is available

  • Tel: 613-741-1449 

  • Closed December 25th/28th & January 1st

  • Not providing any services at this time


Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth

  • House is operational 24/7 - Tel: (613) 233-0672

  • Waitlist for housing

  • Outreach Care Packages are available for alumni and past clients


Kagita Mikam

  • Office is open, appointment only

  • Assisting clients with information and applying for Employment Insurance

  • Job and training opportunities frequently shared on Facebook

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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 18, 2020 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 from 9 am – 1pm closed on statutory holidays.

  • Bannock Bus still operating regular hours offering mitts, hats, socks, jackets and hot meals

  • Clients will not be able to access 510 Rideau building, unless for washroom, phone or mail


Tungasuvvingat Inuit

  • Office will be closed from December 19th and will reopen on January 3rd, 2021

  • No outreach programs at this time


Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

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

  • Closed Christmas Day, and New Years Day

  • 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


Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team

The Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team (AIFHT) is dedicated to treating members of Ottawa’s Inuit community and is the only one of its kind in the world. It provides testing, treatment, medications and prescriptions for any medical issue.

Located: 300-24 Selkirk Street in Ottawa.

The contact number: 613-740-0999

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