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At the Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA), we celebrate and honour the safety and healing of Indigenous women and girls as they take up their leadership roles in the family, community and internationally for generations to come.


ONWA VISION

Vision

What's Happening

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

What's Happening

About ONWA

VALUES & KEY AREAS OF FOCUS

ONWA is committed to using a human rights framework for our work. As our foundation, we use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). This framework supports Indigenous women’s individual and
collective rights to have their own agencies, to be directly and meaningfully engaged on issues that directly impact them and the reclaiming of their leadership.

RECLAIM

Indigenous women’s role as matriarchs (leadership) in their families and communities.

RESTORE

Indigenous women’s identity and inherent rights beyond a jurisdictional approach.

RECONCILE

relationships to ensure that Indigenous women have a right to safety regardless of location.

RECOGNIZE

that Indigenous women are the medicine needed to heal ourselves, families, and communities.

ONWA Strategic Issues Model v4

ONWA’S 9 KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:

  1. Mother Earth

  2. Family Violence

  3. Sexual Violence

  4. Child Welfare

  5. Human Trafficking

  6. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

  7. Housing and Homelessness

  8. Justice

  9. Health

About ONWA
Key Document

Key Documents

ONWA KEY DOCUMENTS

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2021-2031

Strategic Picture
 

Based on the wisdom and knowledge of thousands of Indigenous women throughout the province of Ontario.

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2020

Reconciliation with Indigenous Women

Changing the Story of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report.

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2022-2023

Infographic
 

A high level overview of ONWA, including statistics and government savings. 

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2017-2018

Journey to Safe Spaces

Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Engagement Report.

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2022-2023

Annual Report
 

Indigenous women's leadership for generations to come.

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BI-ANNUAL

She Is Wise Magazine

An empowering voice for Indigenous women in print and online.

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