Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

Odawa's 22nd Annual Art Auction

 

 

 

Odawa's annual art auction fundraiser will be held on May 5, 2018. There will be various art pieces for live & silent auction such as paintings, carvings, Indigenous crafts & jewellery.

All fundraising efforts go towards programming at Odawa to better serve the community. Tickets are $30 each which will get you entry into the art auction along with an Indian Taco dinner. There will also be Native entertainment just after dinner and before the live auction starts.

 

Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Address: Odawa Friendship Centre

250 City Centre Ave.
1st floor

 

Tickets: http://odawa-art-auction-2018.eventbrite.com/

 

Poster

 


42nd Annual Odawa Pow Wow - Traditional

 

 

 

Date: May 26 & 27, 2018

Time: Gates open at 10 am
Grand Entry at noon

 

Location: 200 Moodie Drive
Maple Hill Urban Farm
South of the Queensway 417

 

Admission: free (donations accepted at gate)

 

Poster

 


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

 

 

Poster

 


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: https://www.facebook.com/Odawa.Friendship

 


 

A Story of Impact

The Ottawa Aboriginal Best Start Committee is pleased to share our Video "A Story of Impact". It was created to promote awareness of Ottawa programs supporting Aboriginal children from 0-6 years.

To view our video please visit one of the following links: http://youtu.be/Sx8428j40Vc or https://vimeo.com/user28770532/videos
We hope you enjoy the video! When you have finished viewing it, please feel free to share it widely.

The following Aboriginal organizations participated in the creation of the video. Please contact any of us for more information:
Minwaashin Lodge www.minlodge.com
Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start www.makonsag.ca
Odawa Native Friendship Centre www.odawa.on.ca
Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre www.ottawainuitchildrens.com
Tungasuvvingat Inuit www.tungasuvvingatinuit.ca
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health www.wabano.com

The Aboriginal Best Start Committee would like to thank the families who shared their stories in the creation of this video.



 

Odawa's Video Showcase





Welcome

Celebrating over 33 years of dedicated services to the Ottawa region's Aboriginal community.


Our Mission

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.


Culture:

Odawa Annual Pow-Wow held each May, Native Veteran's Dinner, Traditional Drumming and Dancing, Dances, Socials and Family Events, Children's Pow-Wow.


Community Services:

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)