Indigenous Community Resources


Aboriginal HBHC Program at The Birthing Centre at Oshweken, Ontario.

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


Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo Wellington Branch

Provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health, or developmental needs.

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


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


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:
65 Hanson Ave, Kitchener, Ontario 519 772-4399 ext.2798

Tungasuvvingat Inuit


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

Corporate headquarters phone number: 613-565-5885


KW Urban Native Wigwam Project


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

Housing Administrator – 519-743-5868 or

House of Friendship


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

Phone: 519-742-8327


Southern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access (Cambridge) or SOHAC

Provides high quality, wholistic health and wellness services throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Phone:  (226) 476-3672



Family and Community Services


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.

Kitchener/Waterloo Phone: (519) 576-0540

Cambridge Phone: 519-623-6970

Eagles Nest “A Place to Soar” Inc. (Foster Care)


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

519-439-3000 After Hours: 226-378-2583


Ahwenehaode Indigenous Justice Program – Waterloo Region Community Legal Services


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. .

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

Contact information: 519-743-0254

Local Organizations:

Anishnabeg Outreach

Conestoga College Indigenous Students Services (Beh Da Bin Gamik)

Grand River Metis Council

Healing of the Seven Generations

KW Urban Native Wigwam Project

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Waterloo Region District School Board

Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB)

University of Waterloo Student Services (Shatitsirotha)  

Wilfrid Laurier Indigenous Students Association & associated programs

White Owl Native Ancestry Association (WONAA)

Tauni Sheldon – Inuk who has networks with Inuit communities

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at or call us at +1 519-208-5333.