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(formerly ONWA Locals)

 


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ONWA membership and/or establishment of an ONWA Chapter or Council within the province of Ontario provides Indigenous women the support, capacity development opportunities and visibility they need to further enhance their lives. Membership also provides Indigenous women within Ontario the opportunity to collectively influence both national and provincial policies and legislation as it relates to their lives.

Chapters and Councils are registered by regions (East, West, North, and South) based on the Medicine Wheel so that the voices of Indigenous women are heard from all four directions.

 

ONWA membership is reflected by two types of organizations that make up ONWA membership: Chapters (incorporated organizations) and Councils (grass roots, unincorporated groups).

Chapter Any previous Local or new group of Indigenous women whose organization is registered and in good standing as an Incorporated group through the provincial or federal government will be eligible to become a full service delivery site of the ONWA. Chapters will be required to enter into a MOU with the ONWA in order to strengthen clarity and accountability in the relationships.

CouncilA grassroots group of women, who chose not to become an incorporated body, but maintain a presence to provide supports, educate and advocate for Indigenous women and/or children in their community.  These groups can also be in the process of becoming an ONWA Chapter.

 

Interested in Cultural, Social, Economic or Justice issues? Would you like to be supported in a communal endeavor? See how ONWA can support your Chapter or Council.

Click here to download the:

Chapter Start-up Package

Council Start-up Package

 

 


 

ONWA Region Map (updated 2016-08-16 (2))

 

ONWA Sites

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ONWA Chapters

Organised alphabetically by city.

Name of Council

City

Region

Mamowedow Local

Cochrane

Northern

Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter of Native Women

Hamilton

Southern

Métis Women’s Circle

Hamilton

Southern

Kenora Anishinawbekweg

Kenora

Western

Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group

Kirkland Lake

Eastern

Lovesick Lake Native Women’s Association

Lakefield

Eastern

Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association

Midland

Southern

Niagara Chapter of Native Women

Niagara

Southern

Orillia Native Womens

Orillia

Eastern

Sunset Women’s Aboriginal Circle

Sioux Lookout

Western

Toronto Native Women's Centre

Toronto

Southern

Biidaajiwun Incorporated

Thunder Bay

Western

 

ONWA Coucils

Organised alphabetically by city.

Name of Council

City

Region

Aroland Anishnabequek

Aroland

Western

Aboriginal Women On-Line

Baltimore

Eastern

Pugook Mooka’am

Barrie

Southern

Rocky Bay Anishnabequek

Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek

/Rocky Bay

Western

Blind River Anishabek Women

Blind River

Southern

Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Cochrane

Northern

Constance Lake Oji-Cree Anishnabequek

Constance Lake

Northern

Mindemoyag Women's Group Inc.

Dryden

Western

Fort William Ojibway Nation Anishinabequek Inc.

Fort William First Nation

Western

Anishinaabekwek of the North Shore

Garden River

Southern

Anishnaawbek Nokomisc

Garden River

Southern

Kateri Ikwe Group

Geraldton

Western

Ginoogaming First Nation Local

Ginoogaming First Nation

Western

Grassy Narrows Women’s Group

Grassy Narrows

Western

Begetikong Anishinabequay

Heron Bay

Western

Kapuskasing Native Women’s Group

Kapuskasing

Northern

Waibejawong Anishnabequek

Little Current

Southern

Deshkan Ziibi

London

Southern

Longlac Anishnawbequay

Longlac

Western

MacDiarmid Anishnabequek

MacDiarmid

Western

Wikwemikong Anishinawbekwek

Manitowaning

Southern

Red Thunder Women-Marathon Chapter

Marathon

Western

Moosonee Native Women’s Association

Moosonee

Northern

Newmarket & Area Native Women’s Group

Newmarket

Southern

Indigenous Women of Niagara

Niagara

Southern

North Shore Ikwawag

Nipigon

Western

Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre

Ottawa

Eastern

Anishnawbe Kew Association

Sault Ste.Marie

Southern

Bawating Anishnabekwewok

Sault Ste.Marie

Southern

Northern Superior Native Women’s Association

Sault Ste.Marie

Southern

Rainbow Women

Sault Ste.Marie

Southern

Tyendinaga Native Women’s Association

Shannonville

Eastern

Thorold Chapter of Native Women

St. Catherines

Southern

Sudbury Native Women’s Association

Sudbury

Eastern

Circle of Anishinabeque

Thunder Bay

Western

Jiiwitagan-Ni-Queck

Thunder Bay

Western

Thunder Bay Anishnabequek

Thunder Bay

Western

Waawiiya Biimadziiwin

Thunder Bay

Western

Timmins Anishnabequek

Timmins

Northern

All Our Relations

Wawa

Western

 

 


 

For more information about our Membership, for assistance in contacting one, or for more information about starting your own, please contact:

Building Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program:

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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