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
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