The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has built an impressive province-wide governance structure to register, unite, and represent Métis citizens. The MNO has various branches aimed at supporting various aspects of life for Métis peoples, such as the promotion and protection of Métis culture and heritage through the Métis Nation of Ontario Cultural Commission, and economic development through the Métis Nation of Ontario Development Corporation. Additionally, the MNO has built an accountable, results-based provincial delivery structure to meet the socio-economic needs of its citizens and communities. Currently, the Toronto MNO branch delivers programs and services to its citizens: Healing and Wellness; Education and Training; Lands, Resources and Consultation; and Intergovernmental Relations.
Native Men’s Residence (Na-Me-Res) is a temporary home for men that fosters and maintains a sense of community, co-operation and self-worth, through traditional Native culture and values. We endeavour to build a strong foundation for our residents who are on their road to recovery and self-sufficiency.
In the Native Canadian Centre’s thirty years of community service, our purpose has been to deliver programs and services to urban Native people. The strength and beauty of our people lies in our ability and willingness to share with one another as well as our non-Native members and other interest groups–this is one of the fundamental values embodied in our distinctive culture.
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto strives to provide for a life of quality, well being, caring and healing for our children and families in the Toronto Native Community. It does this by creating a services model that is culture based respecting the supreme values of the Native people, the extended family, and the right to self-determination.
NYSHN works with Indigenous peoples across the United States and Canada to advocate for and build strong, comprehensive, and culturally safe sexuality and reproductive health, rights, and justice initiatives in their own communities.
The Native Women’s Resource Centre is a culturally-based organization that delivers programs and services to empower and enrich Native women and children to build strong families and communities. The NWRC delivers programs and service to women of Native ancestry. Our services include, but are not limited to education, support services, and self-help groups. Programs are initiated and designed specifically for Native women and aim to ensure approaches are holistic and culture-based.
The Oasis Addiction Recovery Society is a movement to help alcoholics and drug-addicts in recovery to become a healthy part of society. This is made possible with financial support from Toronto Social Services and Human Resources Development Canada (coupled with an understanding of the needs of recovering addicts). This support along with the acceptance of the business community and the community at large allow us to show that,
RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!
The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy was implemented in 1995 and has consistently evolved since then to respond to the changing epidemic within the Aboriginal population. The Strategy has embraced two fundamental principles since its inception. The first being a recognition that OAHAS is a distinct strategy based on the distinct needs of Aboriginal people. OAHAS offers the following services: Education and development; health and prevention; outreach; and support/referrals.
The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is a provincial Aboriginal organization representing the collective interests of member Friendship Centres located in towns and cities across the province. Friendship Centres are not-for-profit corporations which are mandated to serve the needs of all Aboriginal people regardless of legal definition, and are the primary service delivery agents for Aboriginal people requiring culturally-sensitive and culturally-appropriate services in urban communities.
The vision of the Friendship Centre movement is to “improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people living in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to and participation in Canadian society and which respect Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness”.
The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization that was established in 1971 to empower and support Aboriginal women and their families throughout the province of Ontario.
ONWA’s guiding principle is that all Aboriginal ancestry will be treated with dignity, respect and equality and benefits and services will be extended to all, no matter where one lives and regardless of Tribal heritage.
PASAN is a community-based network of prisoners, ex-prisoners, organizations, activists and individuals working together to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS, HCV and related issues. PASAN formed in 1991 as a grassroots response to the AIDS crisis in the Canadian prison system. Today, we are the only organization in Canada exclusively providing HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy to prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders and their families.
Youth and families are now the fastest growing group in the homeless, under-housed and at-risk populations. Responding to the needs of these populations is a high priority for the Toronto Community Care Access Centre. The Queen West Community Health Centre provides referrals, medical backup if needed, case management, assistance in obtaining a health number, plus liaison, education, outreach and program monitoring.
The Government of Canada’s Services for Youth website is an online resource centre that contains information for youth on matters such as education, career planning, financial matters, and health issues. Services for Youth is intended to provide all youth with easy access to a wide variety of information and services, with special commitment to assisting Aboriginal youth, unemployed youth, and Disabled Youth. If you identify with any of these audiences groups (which are listed on the homepage), select the relevant category to be presented with a list Web sites featuring information and services specific to that audience group.
Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto (SGMT) is a group of midwives who offer maternity care to women from the City of Toronto, particularly those from the downtown area, and from the Aboriginal communty. We have privileges at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. We provide midwifery care throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and the first six weeks postpartun.
Wigwamen Incorporated is Ontario’s oldest and largest urban Aboriginal housing provider, and a non-profit and charitable organization. Wigwamen’s mission is to provide decent, safe, affordable housing for the Aboriginal community, while growing its supply of affordable housing in a fiscally responsible manner.
YES changes the lives of young men and women. We provide employment counselling, training and job placement services for those youth who are at-risk and disadvantaged. YES also provides business skills training to youth who want to start their own business.