Many of the issues that need to be addressed in the Aboriginal community are interconnected. Health concerns are directly related to the quality of housing. Mental health issues are related to intergenerational trauma, colonization and the legacy of residential schools. The OAC responds to the priority areas for the community while recognizing that all of the issues are interconnected.
Using the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Life Cycle Wheel, the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition recognizes that each stage of life requires specific supports to respond to their unique needs