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Food For Friends Christmas Hampers!
(Volunteers needed >> See below)
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Christmas day food and toys for low income indigenous families in Ottawa.

Applications available at Odawa
(Please have a valid government issue ID on hand)
815 St.Laurent Blvd - Main Reception
Application deadline: December 11th, 2019

!! Volunteers needed !!
To organize donations and build, load, and distribute hampers.
Volunteers welcome anytime within
December 15-19th, 2019, from 9AM to 5PM.

815 St.Laurent Blvd, Room 117

 For more information, please call Reception @


Des paniers de Noël de Food For Friends!
(Bénévoles recherchés >> Voir ci-dessous)

Nourriture et jouets de Noël pour les familles autochtones
à faible revenu résidants d'Ottawa.

Applications disponibles chez Odawa
(Veuillez vous munir d'une pièce d'identité gouvernementale valide)
815, boulevard Saint-Laurent - Réception
Date limite d'inscription: 11 décembre 2019

!! Bénévoles recherchés !!
Pour organiser les dons et bâtir, charger et distribuer les paniers.
Les volontaires sont les bienvenus entre
le 15 et le 19 décembre 2019 de 9h à 17h.

815, boul. Saint-Laurent, salle 117

 Pour plus d'informations, veuillez appeler la réception au


Past Events:

NAIG - Athlete Development

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For #youth male and female residing in Ontario:
In partnership with Team Ontario Athlete Development and ISWO, the Odawa Native Friendship Center will be hosting an identification camp for the 2020 NAIG (North American Indigenous Games).
We are looking for YOUTH Male and Female 14U, 16U and 19U in Basketball, Volleyball, Canoe/Kayak, and Track & Field (particularly distance runners).

When: Sunday, November 24th, 2019
Where: Odawa Native Friendship Center, 815 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON
OR registration can also be done online at

Registration fee: 30$

There are three registration phases, preceded half an hour early by check-in:
14U: Check-in at 8:30AM, registration from 9:00AM to 11:00AM
16U: Check-in at 11:30AM, registration from 12:00PM to 2:00PM
19U: Check-in at 2:30PM, registration from 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Contact for more information:

Indigenous Crafts Sale

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"Time flies so fast, It's almost Christmas!"

Odawa will host an Indigenous Crafts Sale on Saturday, November 30th, 2019.
Time: 9:30AM - 3:00PM

"Come enjoy & support Indigenous artists who've created art
and crafts with love for Christmas for your loved ones!
Food will be available, a children's gift table, and more!"

*If you wish to purchase a Table for the craft sale please contact:
Tessa Quachegan - Odawa Receptionist
613-722-3811 x221


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
Click for poster: (jpg) 162KB

Odawa Neeskak Toastmasters

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

Annual Pow Wow

More Information

Past Events

More Information