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ONWA Year In Review 2021-22

ONWA Year In Review 2021-22

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Program Listing

Programs and Services

LISTING OF ALL ONWA PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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Babaamendam (Trauma-Informed Care)

Creates safe spaces for Indigenous women who wish to exit oppressive and violent situations.

Delivery Sites: Hamilton, Napanee, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Timmins 

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Breaking Free from Family Violence

Delivers services to families at risk of or involved with child welfare and/or family violence sectors, and supports women to navigate through the complex systems encountered when experiencing violence and involvement in child welfare matters.

Delivery Sites: Kenora, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Timmins 

Chapter Sites: Fort Erie (Niagara Chapter of Native Women), Hamilton (Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter of Native Women), Midland (Georgian Bay Native Women's Association), Orillia (Orillia Native Women's Group), Sioux Lookout (Sunset Women's Aboriginal Circle), Thunder Bay (Beendigen, Inc), Toronto (Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto)

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Centralized Intake

Provides a single point of contact for referents and community members to access immediate supports and brief services across the province of Ontario.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Community Health Outreach

Builds community capacity in community health and wellness, with the knowledge that if Indigenous women are well, the community is well.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Greenstone

Chapter Sites: Sioux Lookout (Sunset Women's Aboriginal Circle), Thunder Bay (Beendigen, Inc)

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Community Wellness

Delivers strength-based, culturally- grounded programming, working one-on-one with families to support Indigenous women’s leadership.

Delivery Sites: Kenora, Thunder Bay

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Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women

Provides education, training and tools to empower and support Indigenous women’s healing, specifically survivors of sexual assault and abuse, based on the needs of the individuals.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay

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Gladue

First ever Gladue Program for Indigenous women by Indigenous women. Provides supports and services to ensure Indigenous women’s voice is heard in the justice process.

Delivery Sites: Hamilton, Ottawa

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Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking

Supports Indigenous communities in providing survivor-focused and localized responses to end Human Trafficking.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

Chapter Sites: Akwesasne (Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario), Fort Erie (Niagara Chapter of Native Women), Fort Frances (Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services), Ottawa (Métis Nation of Ontario, Minwaashin Lodge), Toronto (Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto)

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Indigenous Diabetes Education

Educates and supports communities about the risk of diabetes and diabetes management.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Indigenous Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Assists Indigenous families in providing the best possible opportunities for healthy development of children through family home visiting, service coordination, and referrals.

Delivery Sites: Greenstone, Hamilton, Kenora, Napanee, Ottawa, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay

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Indigenous Responsible Gambling Awareness

Provides community awareness, education, prevention, and resource development regarding responsible gambling for the benefit of all Indigenous women and their families.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Indigenous Victim and Family Liaison

Provides culturally relevant services, guidance, support, and advocacy for Indigenous women who have experienced violence and the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Delivery Sites: Kenora, Thunder Bay

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Indigenous Women’s Leadership

Builds capacity and supports Indigenous women as leaders in their current roles as leaders of organizations and communities. Maintaining relationships with ONWA’s membership.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Land-Based Healing Camps

Provides land-based services that meet the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being through a culturally trauma-informed approach.

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Mental Health and Wellness

Utilizes a trauma-informed and traditional support framework to provide support and advocacy services to Indigenous women and their families.

Delivery Sites: Greenstone, Kenora, Ottawa, Sioux Lookout, Timmins, Toronto

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Mindimooyenh Health Clinic

OUR JOURNEY TO SAFE INDIGENOUS FOCUSED HEALTHCARE

 

Offers a holistic community member driven approach to vaccination and healthcare in a safe space.

Provincially available

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Family Support

Supports families and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIWG) with the reconciliation and healing process.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Nihdawin

MY HOUSE - A PLACE WHERE I LIVE

 

Assists the Indigenous population in Thunder Bay that are at risk of homelessness, and those experiencing homelessness.

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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She is Wise

PASSING ON OUR WISDOM

 

Builds leadership and capacity rooted in Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing and being through a focus on Indigenous woman at the centre approach.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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She Is Wise Magazine

Official publication of the Ontario Native Women's Association: an empowering voice for Indigenous women in print and online.

Provincially available

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Ska-Be (Helper)

Provides support services to improve the health and wellbeing of urban Indigenous elderly women and/or those with chronic illness or disabilities.

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

Chapter Sites: Fort Erie (Niagara Chapter of Native Women), Midland (Georgian Bay Native Women's Association)

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Urban Aboriginal Strategy

ONWA is the sponsoring agency for the Thunder Bay Urban Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Youth Cultural Intervention Program

Provides immediate support to female youth involved with, transitioning out, or at risk of involvement in the justice systems, police involvement, probation, and parole systems.

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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Youth in Transition

Delivers housing supports and services to youth (16-17) years old who are in a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement.

Delivery Sites: Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Toronto

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Youth Life Promotion (Mentorship)

Supports Indigenous youth life promotion and suicide prevention activities, including mental health and wellness supports, and clinical and land-based programming.

Provincially available

 

Delivery Sites: Thunder Bay

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