COVID-19 Pandemic

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Updates From Our Members 
Updated: June 4, 2021

Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation

  • Office is open, Call (613) 232-0016 to schedule an appointment

  • Hours are 8:30am-5pm

  • Call (613) 232-0016 for maintenance support between 10am to 2pm

  • Reaching out to vulnerable and senior tenants

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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. 


Minwaashin Lodge

Due to improvements in key public health and health care indicators, the province announced it will begin to ease some public health restrictions on Friday, June 11th for approximately three weeks depending on new cases,

Minwaashin’s Step 1 (4) stage will be offering the following limited  face to face outdoor services;

* CAS outdoor access visits available for families *Counseling team - ‘outdoor sessions only’ will be available to clients *
Parenting groups – outdoor face to face sessions coming soon


Essential services continue as follows:

  • Emergency baby/food security – curbside

  • Food security: Bi-weekly food bags/perishables for Outreach clients/Sacred Child families - curbside

  • Curb side support for families in distress as required

  • CAS supports – virtual/phone/txt/crisis support – curbside – Outdoor Access Visits start

  • Doula Program - Aunties on the Road- phone/txt/virtual/resources and online learning/pre-post natal services/curbside support

  • Crisis support for youth/women/families in distress – virtual/text/phone

  • Parenting program - Virtual FB parenting group-limited ‘outdoor’ parenting groups coming soon

  • Employment Readiness Program-Virtual training groups – see poster

  • Counseling team – children/youth/women/families/couples counseling available -virtual/email/text/ and face to face outdoor sessions available

  • Culture program - virtual workshops 2x week – check calendar

  • Youth support- Google hangouts; FB support circles-closed group; email; phone/texting; crisis intervention; curbside wellness check ins; food security; school supports and future groups pending start date

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

  • Cultural Outreach - virtual workshop support for women at Cornerstone-Princeton site

  • Oshki Shelter site - Day/evening programs continue to deliver essential services with daily 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 

  • Open 8:30am-4:00pm

  • Only seeing tenants by appointment only

  • 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, hours are Mon-Thurs. 8:00am- 5:00pm Friday - 8:00am- 12:00pm, closed on weekends.

  • Appointment only, due to safety protocols, and clients must wear a mask if coming into the offices.

  • Assisting clients with information and applying for Employment Insurance

  • Job and training opportunities frequently shared on Facebook

  • Telephone: (613) 962-3103

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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

  • Hours are from 9:00am-5:00pm 

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

  • Foodbank will continue to operate every Wednesday from 11-3pm and 510 Rideau will continue as usual.   

  • Odawa will only be doing Foodbank deliveries to those who fit the criteria: seniors, mobility issues, multiple young children


Tungasuvvingat Inuit

  • TI offices remain open

  • There is no drop-ins at this time

  • We are providing all services virtually or by appointment

  • The food security program is still running

  • Mamisarvik is still open

  • The TI Pop-up Vaccine Clinic for 2nd doses is underway from June 3rd to the 5th.  The clinic is now full.​​​​


Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

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

  • Booking First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members who are 16 & older for the COVID-19 vaccine at Rideau High School. Call 613-691-5505 to book.

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

  • 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.

  • Offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments and COVID-19 tests to Inuit community members, booking number is 613-740-0999.

  • Located: 300-24 Selkirk Street in Ottawa.

  • The contact number: 613-740-0999