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