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Community Organizations
National Aboriginal Organizations in Ottawa

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team

Health Services

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


Gignul Non-Profit Corporation

Housing Services

Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation is committed to a holistic and comprehensive approach to housing that includes both those Aboriginal people at risk of losing their housing, or those who are currently homeless


Innuqatutiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

Inuit Specific Services 

Formerly the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre, Inuuqatigiit serves Inuit, children, youth and their families. In partnership with parents and the community, Inuuqatgiit fosters strong families by providing a learning environment that will enhance children’s overall wellbeing, adaptability and strength in a proud Inuit culture.


Kagita Mikam

Employment Services

Kagita Mikam extends employment and training services to all eligible Aboriginal peoples living in Ottawa. Kagita Mikam was established in 1991 to provide a cooperative working relationship with the Indigenous and local communities, organizations and associations.


Larga Baffin

Health Services

A full service boarding home for residents of the Baffin Region of Nunavut. Located in Ottawa our goal is to provide, within the limits of our mandate, the best possible atmosphere and service to our clients needing specialized medical care not available in their home communities. At Larga Baffin, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of service possible and are dedicated to providing our team with continuous training and support.

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Children and Family Services

Makonsag offers a culturally-enriched learning environment for indigenous children from infants to preschool. Our educators offer children love, acceptance and understanding while fostering the growth and development of each individual child.


Minwaashin Lodge

VAW (Violence Against Women) Services

Minwaashin Lodge provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system.
Minwaashin also has a shelter for Indigenous women and their children who are fleeing violence (Oshki Kizis)


Odawa Native Friendship Centre


The Odawa Native Friendship Centre (ONFC) is a community-based organization that has provided resources and support to urban Indigenous families for nearly 45 years. ONFC delivers culturally relevant programs and services that empower and build the collective capacity and self-sufficient of Indigenous families in the Ottawa Region



Housing Services

Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth is a 12 bed transitional home for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, ages 16 to 29, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Tewegan offers a safe, culture-based environment, confidential counselling, and life skills programs.


Tungasuvvingat Inuit

Inuit Specific Services

Tungasuvvingat Inuit is an Inuit-specific service provider that provides social support, cultural activities, counselling and crisis intervention as a one-stop resource centre to meet the rapidly growing, complex and evolving needs of Inuit.


Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health


Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health provides a wide range of medical clinics, social services and support, and youth programs for Ottawa’s 40,000+ Indigenous people. Services are offered in a culturally sensitive way that welcomes, accepts and represents all Aboriginal peoples.


Iskotew Lodge

Iskotew Lodge, located in Ottawa, Ontario was established as a healing and wellness lodge for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal employees of Health Canada and other government departments. It provides an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of traditional Aboriginal cultures and practices. The lodge provides support and guidance for problems in the workplace arising from cultural differences, work-related stress, and differing attitudes. All employees are welcome to make appointments with visiting Elders for individual sessions and spiritual guidance.


Kumik Lodge

The Kiche Anishnabe Kumik (Kumik) is a Lodge where federal employees in the National Capital Region can learn directly from Indigenous Elders through teachings, guidance and advice. There is also a chance to engage in cultural awareness workshops with from Indigenous facilitators to enrich understanding and promote reconciliation.

Indigenous Student Services

Algonquin College - The Mamidosewim Centre

The Mamidosewin Centre empowers and supports Indigenous students at Algonquin College into the next phase of their lives (mino-biimaadizwin — “the good way of life”) in a way that is respectful and reflective of Indigenous cultures. The Mamidosewin Centre provides a variety of cultural programs and services to Indigenous learners attending Algonquin College. (For a full list of services, see the Services page.)


Carleton University- Ojigkwanong Centre

The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work and study at Carleton University, as students, faculty and professional services staff.

  • Ojigkwanong Centre
    The Ojigkwanong Centre is open to the campus community to learn about and practice First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, traditions and worldviews.


Heritage College

The Aboriginal Centre located at Heritage College in Gatineau, provides Aboriginal students with a culturally sensitive and welcoming climate.


La Cité -  Centre Mino Madji8in

The Center for Indigenous Students is open to all students, but especially Indigenous students. A member of La Cité staff is there to provide information and support for academic progress. There are also meetings, cultural activities and exchanges on traditional teachings.


University of Ottawa- Mashkawaziwogamig Indigenous Resource Centre

The priority for the ARC is to enhance recruitment of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students, and to provide them with the support necessary to ensure their success at the University.

  • Mashkawazìwogamig Indigenous Resource Centre​

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