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Our Services for Indigenous Women in Toronto

Programs & Services

Are you an Indigenous woman in Toronto? We’re here for you.

ONWA PROGRAMS & SERVICES IN TORONTO

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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