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Odawa Native Friendship Centre

Site: Ottawa - St Laurent Blvd

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-722-3811
Toll Free Phone 1-844-722-8880
Fax 613-722-4667
Primary Executive Morgan Hare, Executive Director; Phone: 613-722-3811 ext 246; Email:
Address & Map
815 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (27 Mar 2020): Due to COVID19, The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is closed to the public until further notice. 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. 
* 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
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * program hours may vary
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Primarily for native people living in Ottawa, but anyone is eligible for most programs
Application Call for information, drop-in or visit website.
Languages English ; French ; Cree ; Ojibway
Fees Membership ; Service - Fees vary according to program
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Other Details
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1975
Funding City / Town ; Federal - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada * Health Canada * Heritage Canada ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 128017852 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets * posters
Date Updated 24 Sep 2018
Service Categories Breastfeeding Support Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Childbirth Education ~ Indigenous Communities ; Children's Play Groups ~ Indigenous Communities ; Christmas Programs ; Cultural Heritage Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Family Child Care Homes ~ Indigenous Communities ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ~ Indigenous Communities ; Food Preparation Facilities ; Friendly Outreach Programs ~ Older Adults ~ Indigenous Communities ; General Clothing Provision ~ Indigenous Communities ; General Counselling Services ~ Indigenous Communities ; Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ; In Home Assistance Registries ~ Older Adults ~ Indigenous Communities ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Indigenous Communities ; Indigenous Friendship Centres ; Non-Emergency Medical Transportation ~ Older Adults ~ Indigenous Communities ; Nutrition Education ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Pregnant Women ; Nutrition Education ~ Infants/Toddlers ~ Indigenous Communities ; Palliative Care ~ Older Adults ~ Indigenous Communities ; Paralegal Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Indigenous Communities ; Runaway/Homeless Youth Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Indigenous Communities ; Special Events ~ Indigenous Communities ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Older Adults ~ Indigenous Communities ; Suicide Prevention Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; System Advocacy ~ Indigenous Communities ; Telephone Reassurance ~ Older Adults ~ Indigenous Communities ; Traditional Indigenous Healing ; Volunteer Opportunities ~ Older Adults ~ Indigenous Communities ; Youth Centres ~ Indigenous Communities

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