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About Us

The Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) is affiliated with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC). Like NWAC, ONWA is committed to being the voice of Aboriginal women in Ontario and to building relationships with all levels of government and other organizations to ensure all Aboriginal women and their families will live free from social and economic distress; to promote their sacred roles as valued and respected members in the community; and to preserve their culture, language and heritage.

ONWA delivers culturally enriched programs and services to Aboriginal women and their families regardless of their status or locality.  ONWA's head office is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Programs and services are available throughout the province via satellite offices located in Kenora, Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Geraldton/Greenstone, Ottawa, Napanee and Hamilton. 

ONWA as an organization is a provincial network of Aboriginal women governed by a Board of Directors - all working together to achieve equality and justice for Aboriginal women, their families and communities.

Our VISION is to be a unified voice for equity, equality and justice for Aboriginal women through cultural restoration within and across Nations.


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Head Office: 150 City Road P.O. Box 15-684, City Road, Fort William First Nation, ON, P7J 1J7
Phone: (807) 577-1492 - Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816 - Fax: (807) 623-1104
Satellite Office: 380 Ray Blvd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4E6 - Phone: (807) 623-3442