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Odawa Native Friendship Centre

Record #: 68973970 |  Last Full Update: 6 Sep 2022

Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (16 Sept, 2021): The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is open to the public with limited access following COVID-19 protocols. Clients can contact program coordinators directly at 613-722-3811 and their extension if in need of assistance.

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

Creating Safe Spaces: to increase safety, well-being and mental wellness for Indigenous young women and girls, including those who identify as 2SLGBTQQIA+, who have lived experience or witnessed trauma, violence in their families and communities, and/or missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Mental Health Peer Support: to provide a network of supports and mentorships to urban Indigenous people under community supervision orders as they seek to improve their mental health, reduce any harms associated with their behaviour, work to avoid justice system recidivism, and pursue a Good Mind.

Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario
Hours COVID-19 9 am to 5 pm with limited access to programs - must contact Odawa to make an appointment or contact their Program Coordinator.
Eligibility Primarily for native people living in Ottawa, but anyone is eligible for most programs
Languages Cree, English, French, Ojibwe
Application Call for information, drop-in or visit website
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Ottawa

815 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7

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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office 613-722-3811
Toll Free 1-844-722-8880
Fax 613-722-4667
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