BUILT ON A STRONG CULTURAL FOUNDATION
In connecting and caring for the lands, we learn to care for ourselves. Mother Earth helps us to heal, she helps us to know who we are. In knowing who we are in relation to the land, we become the medicine.
Community Development builds on a strong cultural foundation and delivers education and awareness programs across the province to empower communities on issues that affect Indigenous women and their families.
Programs are delivered in two ways: the first being knowledge and information exchange through a Program Coordinator that utilizes a service delivery model to encompass a combination of workshops, education campaigns, and regional activities. The second is by way of a flow-through funding model that delivers direct community member services through ONWA sites, Chapters and partnering organizations based on community need and organizational expertise. ONWA has developed our service structure to reflect the reality of Indigenous women’s lives and works with community to ensure that their needs are being met through capacity building.