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Organization: Odawa Native Friendship Centre  
Phone Numbers: 613-722-3811
Toll-Free: 1-844-722-8880
Fax: 613-722-4667
815 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
K1K 3A7
Intersection: St Laurent Blvd and McArthur Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * program hours may vary
Executives: Morgan Hare - Executive Director
613-722-3811 ext 246 *
Service Description: Community service centre
  • Aboriginal Community Justice Program : support on justice and court related issues
  • Aboriginal Courtwork Programs: assistance to all Aboriginal people who are in contact with the legal system, including adults, youth and families, regardless of legal definitions
  • Culture Resource Coordinator: access to culture based program and services to urban indigenous children, youth & families in order to foster a strong sense of well-being and positive Indigenous identity
  • Aboriginal Family Support Program: support for children up to six years old and their families through culturally appropriate holistic program services and special events
  • Aboriginal Healthy Babies Program: access to consistent early intervention services for families who are at risk of problems
  • Sweetgrass Home Child Care Agency: co-ordinates licensed home day care
  • Early Years Centre: free drop-in programs for caregivers and children from birth to six years old
  • Healing And Wellness Program: promotes healthy lifestyles and reduces family violence through culture based programming, healing and intervention initiatives
  • Kizhaay Anishishinaabe Niin (I am a kind man): a culturally relevant program that supports healthy relationships and identities through one-on-one support, group-based services, participant-based activities, public awareness activities, networking and partnership building
  • Aboriginal Homeless Partnering Strategy: serves Ottawa's Aboriginal homeless individuals and those at risk of becoming homeless by linking them with specialized programming intended to help them stabilize and improve their current circumstances.The Strategy includes mental health, addictions, labour market opportunities, affordable housing opportunities, and life skills development
  • Life Long Care Program (LLC - Home Support): designed to respond to the life long care needs of older Aboriginal people who may have limited mobility related to a persistent medical condition or physical disability
  • Akwe:go Program: for urban children aged 7 to 12 years old to learn and explore aboriginal culture and teachings * one on one support depending on the needs of the individual * tutoring * games and nutritious snacks in a safe and healthy environment
  • Wasa-Nabin Youth Program: support, tools and healthy activities for urban Aboriginal youth between the ages of 13-18 * guidance in a cultural framework for youth who are at risk for specific negative behaviours
  • Alternative High School: credit-granting Secondary program for students to learn in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Debweyendang Teg: drop-in social group for adults 18-29 years old * in house events, activities, and outings
  • Food for Friends Project: Christmas food hampers and gifts

Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario

Fees: Membership * Service - Fees vary according to program
Application: Call for information, drop-in or visit website.

To locate the food bank serving a region, use the Ottawa Food Bank locator by clicking here. * NOTE: be aware the postal code may direct callers living close to a boundary to the wrong food bank. Always inform the callers of this possibility. The clients should provide their address to ensure they are oriented towards the right resource. If you are unsure of a referral, call the Food Bank.
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Primarily for native people living in Ottawa, but anyone is eligible for most programs
Languages: English ; French ; Cree ; Ojibway
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of) and area  
See Also: Adult Day Programs
Child and Youth Community Health Care Programs
Friendly Visiting
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples
Home Help and Homemaking
Parenting Education
Prenatal Classes and Programs
Telephone Reassurance and Security Checks

This information was last completely updated on September 24, 2018

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