OTTAWA ABORIGINAL COALITION
for the Holidays
OAC Members Holiday Hours
Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation
Holiday Hours: Closed at noon on December 23, 2021 - January 3, 2022.
**Open on December 29 & 30, 2021.
Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start
Holiday Hours: Closed December 27 and 28, 2021 & January 3, 2022
Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
Holiday Hours: Closed from December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022
Holiday Hours: Lola site will be closed from December 20, 2021 – January 4, 2022 with the exception of food deliveries.
Inuit Non-Profit Housing Corporation
Holiday Hours: Closed from December 24, 2021 - January 4, 2022
Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth
Holiday Hours: Open 24 hours throughout the holidays
Holiday Hours: Closed December 17, 2021 - January 4, 2022.
Odawa Native Friendship Centre
Holiday Hours: Closed at noon on December 17, 2021 - January 4, 2022.
Holiday Hours: Closed from December 20, 2021 - January 4, 2022
Holiday Foodbank Dec. 28- 12-4pm at 297 Savard Ave.
Open to all Inuit and their families, dress warmly.
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Holiday Hours: Closed from December 24 - 27, 2021 & January 3rd 2022
Keep up to date with the latest information from our members by checking on their website
Emergency Food Services 2021 click here
Human Needs Task Force Fact Sheet on Food Resources click here
Out of the Cold Meals List (Cold Meals, snacks and drop-ins List) click here
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
If this is a medical emergency dial 911.
Distress Centre of Ottawa: (24 hours a day/7 days a week) 613-238-3311 Help line providing emotional support and encouragement, crisis management and intervention, suicide risk assessment and prevention, and community resource/referral information.
Hope for Wellness Helpline: Telephone counselling available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-855-242-3310 (Services available in English, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut) https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/.
Inuuqatigiit Center for Children, Youth and Families: http://inuuqatigiit.ca/
Métis Nation of Ontario: Call 1-877-767-7572 for the 24/7 crisis and addictions line, or 613-217-3143 for children and youth looking for non-urgent support services.
Minwaashin Lodge Centre for Indigenous Women:
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: This provides support for former students and those affected. Emotional and crisis referral services can be accessed by calling the 24-hour national crisis line at 1-866-925-4419.
Native Youth Crisis Line: Call 1-877-209-126624/7 crisis line for Indigenous Youth available for residents of Canada and the United States.
Non-Insured Health Benefits: This is provided based on Status and N Number. Call General NIHB Inquiries at 1-800-640-0642 (toll free) and ask for the list of practitioners in Ottawa. This service includes 20+ sessions of government paid mental health counselling support per year.
Free mental health counselling for those who have attended residential school, or have a close family member who attended residential school: Regardless of status or N number, visit https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581971225188/1581971250953
Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services: Click here between the hours of 2:00PM and 2:00AM to chat with someone in real time. Or, you can text “SUPPORT” to 258258 (standard text messaging rates may apply).
Chat 2:00 pm to 2:00 am and text 2:00 pm to 2:00 am at #258258
Talk 4 Healing: This is a service for Indigenous women. Call 1-855-554-HEAL (Available in 14 languages) https://www.talk4healing.com/.
The Mental Health Crisis Line (24 hours a day/7 days a week) 613-722-6914
Compassionate and caring crisis support.
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health : 613-748-0657
Day program services click here
Know who to call for help click here
Council on Aging of Ottawa click here
Community Health and Resource Entres click here
Guide for Older Adults Services and Programs offered by the City click here