COVID-19 Pandemic

Our Members 

Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation

  • Office is open

  • 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

 Minwaashin Lodge is taking proactive measures and will be suspending small groups of 'in-house programing and 1:1 services'  until further notice.


 Essential services continue without interruption:


  • Emergency baby/food security - curbside

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

  • Curb side support for families in distress

  • Crisis support and wellness check-ins, safety plans with clients/parents/youth available through phone/txt/virtual/curbside

  • Youth support-Google hangouts; email; phone/texting/crisis support/food security/on-line school support/resources

  • Employment Readiness Program continues to offer virtual training - calendar available on website

  • Culture program will be offering virtual programming 2x/week - calendar available

  • CASO Access visits/Circle of Care for family will continue under the direction of the Sacred Child Manager         

  • Online activities daily on Nitawigin facebook page from Makonsag and the Sacred Child Program - 0-6 yrs

  • Cultural Outreach support continues at Cornerstone-Princeton site for residents.


 Shelter side –day/evening essential services will continue with specific direction from the Shelter Director including Family/Transitional Support; 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

  • 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 and 510 Rideau will continue as usual.   


Tungasuvvingat Inuit

  • All TI Buildings are currently closed to clients and visitors. Staff is working mostly from home, hours 9:00am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-up Clinic on April 15, 16, 17 from 9:30AM-5PM at 1071 Richmond Rd. for all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis adults and household members 16+ Space limited. Transportation Support Available. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: REGISTER HERE 
    (fill-in one form for each member of your household)

  • Virtual programs

  • Virtual Elders Tea: Fridays from 11am-1pm. Contact Zippie for Zoom

  • Illipalialisaaqtilugu EarlyON Child and Family Centre: Virtual group activities for Inuit children age 0-6, on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm and Fridays from 10:30-11:30am. Contact Visit our EarlyON page:

  • Food Security Program – email or call 613-402-4219.

  • Weekly virtual drop in for Inuit youth in care every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm (starting January 26) – contact Sandra at 613-858-9329 or




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 the St. Laurent Complex.
    Call 613-691-5505. 

  • 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.

  • 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

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