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Organization: Tungasuvvingat Inuit - Urban Inuit Community Centre  
Phone Numbers: Administration, Finance, Employment and Learning Centre 613-565-5885 * Housing and Community Support 613-749-4500 * Inuit Court and Justice Services and Exiting Sex Trade/Anti Human Trafficking 613-232-4477
Fax: Administration, Finance, Employment and Learning Centre 613-563-4136 * Mamisarvik Healing Centre 613-563-3540 * Community Support 613-747-0629
1071 Richmond Rd W
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6R2
Intersection: New Orchard Ave and Richmond Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Jason LeBlanc - Executive Director
Public Contacts: Cindi Rye - Director of Programs
613-565-5885 ext 203 *
Mark Mongrain - Director of Human Resources and Operations
613-565-5885 ext 219 *
Service Description: Community centre that provides services adapted to the needs of Inuit clients

The Family Well-Being Program (1071 Richmond Rd): Prevention-focused, culturally-responsive supports to promote healthy communities * supports families to heal from the effects of intergenerational trauma, reduce violence * addresses the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in child welfare and youth justice systems Child development and nutrition * cultural development and retention * parenting and care-taking skills * community development * pre and postnatal program

Youth Program (1071 Richmond Rd, 297 Savard): Various programs that promote Inuit culture and language * life skills education * promotes exercise * provides alternatives to negative environments

Counselling Services: assists clients with day to day personal and emotion struggles * Inuit Residential School Program provides support to former IRS students and their families.

Community Support Program, Drop In (297 Savard Ave): supportive environment attempting to duplicate the community spirit and cultural surrounding of the Inuit homelands * socialization opportunities * settlement services, housing assistance and information and referral to legal, medical and social services * Interpretation services and assistance in obtaining non-insured health benefits * weekly Inuit women’s healing circle * men's group and Community Kitchen, Weekly Food Bank

Housing Support Services (297 Savard Ave): housing-based case management program for clients who are chronically or episodically homeless * general Housing assistance * crisis intervention services

Inuit Court and Justice Programs (604 Laurier West): offers supports to Inuit involved with the legal system. Restorative Justice model and Gladue Services

Exiting Sex Trade/Anti Human Trafficking Program (604 Laurier West): offers support to Inuit involved in the sex trade being trafficked or at risk in a harm reduction model

Employment Services (1071 Richmond Rd): assistance with writing resumes, cover letters, finding employment or training assists in the removal of barriers in the road to long-term employment

Cultural Programming : Cultural events and activities throughout the year * Inuit craft workshops * Elders Tea

Fees: None
Eligibility / Target Population: Urban Inuit * age restriction depending on program
Languages: English * Inuktitut
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of) ; Gatineau  
See Also: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Assessment and Treatment
Counselling - Family, Couple, Individual
Employment Assistance for Indigenous Peoples
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples
Prenatal Classes and Programs

This information was last completely updated on August 20, 2018

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