Help our centre:
As of September 1st, 2013:
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre has changed locations
Our new location is:
- 250 City Centre Ave
- Ground Floor
- Ottawa, Ontario
- K1R 6K7
- Phone: 613-722-3811
Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School has moved!
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Celebrating over 33 years of dedicated services to the Ottawa region's Aboriginal community.
To enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal people in the Capital region. To maintain a tradition of community, an ethic of self-help and development as well as to provide traditional teachings from our elders. These are important values we will continue to reinforce and promote in the coming years.
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is a non-profit organization serving the Aboriginal community in the Ottawa-Carleton Region of Eastern Ontario and surrounding communities.
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre opened its doors to the community in August 1975. The Aboriginal population has grown in the Ottawa community and we have expanded our services to meet their needs. We are an organization which offers various programs and services to people of all ages and where "Everyone Is Welcome".
For over three decades now, Odawa's volunteers, Board of Directors, committee members and staff have worked diligently to ensure that we positively affect the quality of life for Aboriginal people in the Capital region. A tradition of community, ethnic self-help and development, as well as traditional teachings from our elders are important values, which we will continue to reinforce in the coming years.
Odawa Annual Pow-Wow held each May, Native Veteran's Dinner, Traditional Drumming and Dancing, Dances, Socials and Family Events, Children's Pow-Wow.
Odawa Sweetgrass Home Childcare Agency, Youth Support, Employment Training & Referral, Family Support Service, Counselling Referrals, Culture Relations (Anti-Racism), Alcohol and Drug Counselling Referrals and an emergency food bank location.
Sports & Recreation:
Odawa's volleyball league, Jiu-Jitsu, Yoga, Zumba, Annual Arts Auction, Volunteer Appreciation.
Odawa Is Committed To...
- -Reinforcing Aboriginal cultural development and creating greater awareness and interaction with other cultures; this would include the Annual Summer Odawa Pow Wow which is a celebration of Aboriginal culture, enjoyed by over 18,000 visitors - Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals from across North America.
- -Promoting positive Aboriginal images, self-respect and expression through a variety of cultural programs and activities.
- -Facilitating the development of skills, knowledge and leadership in Aboriginal youth that will allow them to successfully participate in the surrounding community.
- -Continuing to offer a range of services that meet the special needs of Aboriginal people who require assistance in an urban environment.
For Your Information:
If you are looking for information on eligibility and the application process for "Indian Status", click this link:Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
(formerly known as Indian and Northern Affairs Canada or INAC)