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Important! Annual General Meeting Announcement (Click here)

Odawa's main Covid-19 announcement in English / Francais

Self-Monitoring Chart

Downloadable Essential Services Charts in English / Francais
Official Regional Updates in English / Francais
**Seniors' exclusive shopping time
**Canceled Odawa May 2020 Pow Wow
**Life Long Care Update
**Justice Services Update
**Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin
Employment Opportunities!
**New Membership Form! (See top post)


**Le message est traduit sans le besoin d'un lien. Par contre il se peut que les documents ou sites internets joint ne soit pas disponible en français.
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New Membership Form!

You can download the new form from the menu on the left
or by clicking (here)
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Nouveau formulaire d'abonnement
Vous pouvez télécharger le nouveau formulaire via le menu sur la gauche
ou en cliquant (ici)

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Five Employment Opportunities!
Go on the Jobs page for more information: Jobs


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Below is the plan (see the attached poster) for the Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin, I am a kind man program during the Covid19 closures:

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En raison du Covid-19, les sessions de groupe sont reportées jusqu'à nouvel ordre. Nous proposons le programme de 12 semaines en sessions individuelles avec Google Meet. L'assistant traditionnel assistera également aux séances.
  • Semaine 1 Kizhaay Journey Orientation - Planifier notre itinéraire
  • Semaine 2 Préparation de notre voyage à Kizhaay
  • Semaine 3 Sagesse
  • Semaine 4 Amour
  • Semaine 5 Respect
  • Semaine 6 Bravoure
  • Semaine 7 Honnêteté
  • Semaine 8 Humilité
  • Semaine 9 Vérité
  • Semaine 10 Je suis un homme gentil - Plan
  • Semaine 11 Je suis un homme gentil - Entretien
  • Cérémonie de voyage de la semaine 12 - Passage Rituel

Pour planifier une admission et des séances individuelles, veuillez contacter Tina Ohlman au Cell: 613-286-4374 ou 613-722-3811 ext. 284

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Below are the open days and hours for each of the Odawa Justice related services during the Covid-19 closures as indicated on the attached poster (only available in English):


!!! Important: The Courthouse closure date has been extended to July 6th, 2020. Please contact you lawyer, duty counsel or Courtworker for more information.

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!!! Important: La date de fermeture du palais de justice a été reportée au 6 juillet 2020. Veuillez contacter votre avocat, avocat de garde ou assistant(e) parajudiciaire pour plus d'informations.

Voici les jours et heures d'ouverture pour chacun des services liés à la justice à Odawa pendant les fermetures de Covid-19, comme indiqué sur l'affiche ci-jointe (uniquement disponible en anglais):
  • Palais de justice d'Ottawa: fermé pour les comparutions régulières jusqu'au 6 juillet 2020.
  • Les services de probation restent ouverts; veuillez signaler comme indiqué.
  • Pour toute question ou besoin lié à la Cour et à la réintégration, veuillez communiquer avec Jennifer Valiquette au 613-697-5026, courtworker@odawa.on.ca
  • La surveillance de la mise en liberté sous caution avec Odawa se poursuit — Communiquez par téléphone avec Greg Meekis au 613-513– 4639 bailsupervision@odawa.on.ca
  • Pour les demandes de renseignements sur le programme de déjudiciarisation, y compris les plans de guérison et les reprogrammations du cercle de justice, appelez Simone Charette au 819-918-6176
  • Une aide traditionnelle est disponible pour les séances téléphoniques: Denise au 613-218-4119 du lundi midi à 15 h; Les mardis et jeudis de midi à 4; Vendredi 9h à 11h
  • Le travailleur de soutien par les pairs est disponible par téléphone, appelez Leah au 613-286-9475


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The LLC program continues to serve the community!

Le programme Life Long Care continue de servir la communauté!

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Odawa's 2020 May Pow-Wow is canceled due to the Covid-19 Outbreak and the Provincial Guidelines. Below is the Memorandum by our Executive Director, Kim Jerome.

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Le Pow-Wow 2020 d'Odawa est annulé en raison de l'épidémie du Covid-19 et des directives provinciales. Ci-dessous est le mémorandum de notre directrice générale, Kim Jerome. (seulement en anglais)


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  Information for Seniors:


The following link is a CTV (Ottawa) News clip of all the grocery stores and pharmacies offering exclusive shopping hours (7-8AM) for seniors 65+:
https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/stores-offering-exclusive-shopping-hours-to-seniors-1.4856029


La ville d'Ottawa offre maintenant des heures exclusives (7hr a 8hr) pour les aînés pour faire les courses. Veuillez aller sur l'article de CTV pour voir quelles entreprises font l'offre.


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Downloadable Lists of Essential Services
Many of these offer curb-side pick up and delivery.
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Downloadable Tips for Self-Care

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Official Updates

  • 2020 Property Tax Hardship Deferral Plan: the application process for property tax relief for residents financially impacted by COVID19 is now open.
  • The City of Ottawa is now accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE). A new formal donation process is in place for businesses and residents to donate commercial-grade PPE for emergency responders & front-line workers.
  • All parks and their facilities, including playgrounds, are closed to the public. Walkthroughs are permitted. Practice Physical Distancing and maintain minimum 2m distance from others


The Odawa Native Friendship Centre extends their gratitude to Catherine McKenney, City Counselor for Somerset Ward, for sharing this information.

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Listes de Services Essentiels Téléchargeables
Beaucoup d'entre eux offrent un ramassage et une livraison en bordure de rue
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Conseils sur les Soins Personnels Téléchargeable

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Dernières Nouvelles Officielles:

  • Programme de report des impôts fonciers de 2020 en cas de difficultés : les résidents financièrement touchés par la COVID-19 peuvent maintenant présenter leur demande.
  • La ville d'Ottawa accepte maintenant les dons d’équipement de protection individuelle (EPI). Nous invitons les entreprises et les entreprises qui souhaitent faire don d’EPI de qualité commerciale aux intervenants d’urgence et de première ligne à suivre la nouvelle procédure officielle.
  • Tous les parcs et leurs installations, y compris les terrains de jeux, sont fermés au public. Les promenades sont autorisées, à condition de maintenir un éloignement physique d’au moins deux mètres.


Le Centre de Fraternité Autochtone d'Odawa exprime sa gratitude à Catherine McKenney, conseillère municipale pour Somerset Ward, pour le partage de ces informations.

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Important!


The Odawa Native Friendship Centre remains closed to the public, until further notice, but our staff is equipped and are working remotely from home. Please contact your program coordinators directly at 613-722-3811 and enter their extension to reach someone if you are in need of assistance. We will do our best to support you at this difficult time. On behalf of all Odawa staff, please stay safe and take good care.

Miigwetch.


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Odawa Native Friendship Centre at Rideau High School will remain closed for everyone's safety and security. Critical services will remain active and/or available. The situation is a serious one.

Please:
  • Wash your hands frequently, cough in your elbow or in a tissue, and avoid touching your face;
  • Keep an eye on all members of your community over 60 years old or with preexisting conditions;
  • Avoid social gatherings, public transport, and leaving your house for any uncritical reasons;
  • Remain at a distance of 1m (3ft) from anyone with flu-like symptoms;
  • Stay informed on the situation --- from official/trust-worthy sources, as scams can blow up in times of crisis like this one;
  • Support one another online to limit the effects of isolation;


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Below are links to information released by the Ontario Government, Canadian Government, and World Health Organisation:

The latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the World Health Organization's web page dedicated to it: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

For the latest information released by the Ontario Government and the Government of Canada:

https://news.ontario.ca/newsroom/en (General Latest News)
*Subscribe with your email (bottom of page). When asked to become a member of the media, select "no." Select to receive news "as it happens" and it's recommended to select "please send me all news."

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus (COVID-19 information, Ontario)

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-self-assessment (COVID-19 Self-Assessment, Ontario)

https://www.canada.ca/en/news.html (Latest news in Canada, bottom of page)

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html (Public Health Agency of Canada)

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html (COVID-19 information, Public Health Agency)

https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/campaign-campagne/ressources-entreprises-COVID-19-business-resources.aspx?lang=eng (Resources for Canadian Businesses)

www.linkedin.com (Community and Business Leaders are actively sharing practices, plans, and news regarding COVID-19)

Thank you Beth Boros, Training Dir. of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres for sharing the links.

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Important!

En raison de la situation du coronavirus (COVID-19), le Centre d'Amitié Autochtone Odawa situé à l'école secondaire Rideau restera fermé jusqu'a nouvel ordre pour la sécurité de tous. Les services essentiels resteront actifs et/ou disponibles. La situation est grave.

**S'il vous plaît:
  • Lavez-vous les mains fréquemment, toussez dans votre coude ou dans un mouchoir et évitez de toucher votre visage;
  • Gardez un œil sur tous les membres de votre communauté de plus de 60 ans ou ayant des conditions préexistantes;
  • Évitez les rassemblements sociaux, les transports publics et de quittez votre maison pour des raisons non-essentielles;
  • Restez à une distance de 1 m (3 pieds) de toute personne présentant des symptômes ressemblant à la grippe;
  • Restez informé de la situation --- de sources officielles ou dignes de confiance, car les escroqueries peuvent exploser en temps de crise comme celle-ci;
  • Soutenez-vous les uns les autres en ligne pour limiter les effets de l'isolement

** En haut est un tableau d'autosurveillance téléchargeable (mais seulement en anglais). [Self-Monitoring Chart]

Vous trouverez ci-dessous des liens vers des informations publiées par le gouvernement de l'Ontario, le gouvernement canadien et l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé:

Les dernières informations sur l'épidémie de COVID-19 sont disponibles sur la page Web de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé qui lui est dédiée: https://www.who.int/emergen…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Radio Canada offre une map francophone, avec des articles utiles, pour suivre la COVID-19: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/…/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemi…/

Pour les dernières informations publiées par le gouvernement de l'Ontario et le gouvernement du Canada:

https://news.ontario.ca/newsroom/en (Dernières nouvelles générales)
* Abonnez-vous avec votre email (bas de page). Lorsqu'on vous demande de devenir membre des médias, sélectionnez «non». Sélectionnez pour recevoir les actualités "en temps réel" et il est recommandé de sélectionner "veuillez m'envoyer toutes les actualités".

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus (informations COVID-19, Ontario)

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-self-assessment (COVID-19 Auto-évaluation, Ontario)

https://www.canada.ca/en/news.html (Dernières nouvelles au Canada, bas de page)

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html (Agence de la santé publique du Canada)

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html (informations COVID-19, Agence de la santé publique)


https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/campaign-campagne/ressources-entreprises-COVID-19-business-resources.aspx?lang=eng (Ressources pour les entreprises canadiennes)

www.linkedin.com (les dirigeants communautaires et commerciaux partagent activement les pratiques, les plans et les actualités concernant COVID-19)

(Merci Beth Boros, directrice de la formation de la Fédération des centres d'amitié autochtones de l'Ontario d'avoir partagé les liens.)

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Employment Opportunity for a
Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC) Program Coordinator!

Deadline: March 13th, 5 pm EST
Link to Job page


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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)