Resources

campfire with a pit with the logo of Anishnabeg Outreach around it

Indigenous Services

Child Birth

Aboriginal HBHC Program at The Birthing Centre at Oshweken, Ontario

http://www.snhs.ca/HBHC.htm

The Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children program is free, voluntary, and designed for Aboriginal parents and their children.
Open to pregnant moms, and families with young children up to the age of six. It Includes preparation for parenting, screening, and assessments to see if there are any risks that could affect a child’s healthy development, service coordination, home visits, and referrals to services and resources.
There is limited service for Aboriginal HBHC in Waterloo Region. Please call in advance and gather the necessary information to ensure this service is right for you.
The Birthing Centre1350 2nd Line Road (Sour Springs) Ohsweken, ON 519-445-4922

Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Cultural Care

Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo Wellington Branch

Website: https://cmhaww.ca/
Provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health, or developmental needs.

Contact Information:

If you are in a crisis or need immediate assistance contact: 1-844-437-3247

For general information contact: 1-844-264-2993

Guelph Community Health Centre

Website: http://guelphchc.ca

Offers primary health care, traditional healing events and programs. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit are a priority population for this health centre. Contact Information: 519-821-6638

White Owl Native Ancestry Association/Wholistic Child and Youth

Website: http://www.wonaa.ca/

Provide counselling, group therapy, and programming for children, youth, and their families–traditional healers, children’s groups, youth groups, youth yoga sessions, cultural feasts, youth and elder gatherings, tutoring, and much more. White Owl is dedicated to innovative Indigenous wholistic practice with a commitment to whole-person development within the family and community. The goal for children and youth is to experience belonging and value through relationship-building that encourages self-acceptance, self-expression, and understanding – a sense of place and belonging.  Wholistic Practitioners work with individual clients and their families to help them in that process.

General Inquiries:  Info@wonaa.ca
65 Hanson Ave, Kitchener, Ontario 519 772-4399 ext.2798

Tungasuvvingat Inuit
Website: http://www.tungasuvvingatinuit.ca/

TI is an Inuit-specific urban services provider that offers community supports for Inuit of all ages.

Corporate headquarters phone number: 613-565-5885

Housing

KW Urban Native Wigwam Project
http://kwunwp.weebly.com/

Help provide rent-geared-to-income housing to the Indigenous community and student housing.

Housing Administrator – 519-743-5868 or kwunwphousing@gmail.com


House of Friendship
https://www.houseoffriendship.org/

Multiple services—outreach, counselling, housing, addictions supports, etc.

General Inquiries:

Phone: 519-742-8327

Email: admin@houseoffriendship.org

Child Welfare

Family and Community Services
https://www.facswaterloo.org/helpingfamilies/serving-our-diverse-community

Original Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Indigenous Families is an Aboriginal Approach that draws on traditional ways of decision making, problem-solving, and resolving disagreements as a strategy to streamline court processes and encourage alternatives to court. Impartial facilitators skilled in First Nations traditional methods help families to develop a plan that is supported by the family; other participants; the First Nations community and address the protection concerns.

Contact Information:

Kitchener/Waterloo Phone: (519) 576-0540

Cambridge Phone: 519-623-6970

Eagles Nest “A Place to Soar” Inc. (Foster Care)
http://eaglesnestfc.ca/

Accredited foster care servicing children and youth ages 0-18 years, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous. Supports Indigenous youth to learn and practice Indigenous culture.

Address: 51 Breithaupt Street, Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5

Contact Information:

519-439-3000 After Hours: 226-378-2583
management@eaglesnestfc.ca

Legal Services

Ahwenehaode Indigenous Justice Program – Waterloo Region Community Legal Services
http://www.wrcls.ca/
Set up in December 2016 Ahwenehaode improves access to justice for Indigenous people. It provides culturally respectful and appropriate clinic law services and an accessible means to support, intervention and assistance. The program fosters and improves coordination and integration with other legal aid services and across all elements of the justice sector. The Indigenous Justice Coordinator can provide the following support and advocacy for self-identified FNMI people who are in need of legal assistance such as tenant rights, Ontario works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Canada Pension Plan, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Employment Insurance, Consumer Debt Law, Employment Law. They can refer you to other areas of law such as human rights, criminal, and family and to traditional services and elder/knowledge carriers, public legal education sessions, and cultural workshops.


Main office: 450 Frederick Street, Unit 101,Kitchener, ON N2H 2P5

Contact information: 519-743-0254

Local Organizations:

  1. Anishnabeg Outreach
  2. Conestoga College Indigenous Students Services (Beh Da Bin Gamik)
  3. Grand River Metis Council
  4. Healing of the Seven Generations
  5. KW Urban Native Wigwam Project
  6. Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  7. Waterloo Region District School Board
  8. Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB)
  9. University of Waterloo Student Services (Shatitsirotha)  
  10. Wilfrid Laurier Indigenous Students Association & associated programs
  11. White Owl Native Ancestry Association (WONAA)
  12. Tauni Sheldon – Inuk who has networks with Inuit communities