The Aboriginal Family Festival - 21st Annual Ottawa Children & Youth Traditional Pow Wow


Date: March 24 & 25, 2018


Location: Raven's Nest Gymnasium
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6


Admission: by donation


Grandy entry both days @ 12:00 p.m.





Baby Welcoming Ceremony & Walking-Out Ceremony


Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Raven's Nest Gymnasium





Volunteers Needed for Family Festival


Please contact Jennifer Jerome, Volunteer Coordinator: 613-722-3811 x247,




Odawa Native Friendship Centre's Aboriginal Art Auction


FYI to all community members: the Odawa Art Auction Committee has decided to postpone the Odawa Art Auction until May 5, 2018. If you have any questions or comments, especially regarding ticket purchases, please contact Kim Jerome at 613-722-3811 x255 or at

Thank you for your interest in supporting Odawa!


The Algonquin Language Program


Learn the culture, history and language of the Algonquin peoples of the surrounding area.


Location: 250 City Centre Ave.

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm - 8pm


Please register with Philomene: or 613-722-3811 x234.




New Program at Odawa - Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I Am a Kind Man)


This program is aimed at reducing & ending violence against women. Click this link for more details.


Odawa Food Bank Volunteer


Odawa is looking for committed volunteers for the Emergency Food Cupboard.

Call reception @ 613-722-3811





510 Rideau Drop-In Centre Has Reopened


The location and contact info is:


510 Rideau St.

Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z6

P: 613-789-3077

F: 613-789-8403


Please note that the hours of operation are M-F, 8 am - 3 pm and meals are twice daily at 8 am & 12 pm.

Check the poster for further info: Poster (pdf)


510 now has the following programming:


Men's Traditional Healing & Support

Every Wednesday @ 3 pm

Snacks will be provided


Women's Support Group

Every Tuesday @ 1 pm

Crafts, songs & sharing!


Wellbriety Meetings (open to all)

Every Wednesday at 5:30 pm

Chance to listen and speak on addictions. Meal will be provided.



Contact Carrie Diabo for more information.


Free Legal Clinic


Odawa offers a free legal clinic for those that meet legal aid eligibility. Walk ins are welcome!

Dates now changed to the first and last thursday of each month.
Time: 12 pm - 3 pm

Contact Jennifer Valiquette for more information


Monthly Calendars


Please check the Odawa Facebook page for updates:


Akwe:go & Wasa-Nabin Homework club

Ongoing - Every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30pm
Ages 7 to 18
Ongoing - Every Friday at 3pm to 5 pm Akwe:go & Wasa-Nabin
A Drop in Centre for ages 7 to 18 at the Youth Zone Room.

House of Bushido - Jiu Jitsu

Self defense, self development, physical development, self improvement
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4 - 6 pm
Registration is required
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Odawa Neeskak Toastmasters

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm
Click for link

Annual Pow Wow

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Past Events

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