Our Community

Urban Indigenous Life in Ottawa

Are you thinking of moving to the City of Ottawa?  Here’s some quick facts about our community.
  • Located on traditional Algonquin territory, Ottawa is home to approximately 40,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. The urban Aboriginal community is diverse, representing many nations, languages and customs.
  • Ottawa is home to the largest Inuit population outside of the North, with several community organizations that provide support.
  • The federal government is a major employer in Ottawa/Gatineau, and many offer cultural lodges that are also open to the public.
  • Many major political events, conferences, and social justice movements take place in the capital.
  • Many move to Ottawa to attend post secondary institutions, all of which offer Aboriginal Student Support Centres.
  • There are a number of Aboriginal support organizations, which offer employment, health, counselling and housing support that it culturally relevant for Indigenous families, children, youth and seniors.
  • Ottawa has a vibrant arts community, with many local artists, musicians, and craftspeople.
We hope you will take the time to get to know the Indigenous community of Ottawa, and all it has to offer.
Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition

396 MacLaren St.
Ottawa, ON K2P 0M8

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