2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations
They provide prevention education and support for 2-Spirit, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit people living with or at risk for HIV and related co-infections in the Greater Toronto Area. They base their work on indigenous philosophies of wholistic health and wellness.
145 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1E3
Aboriginal Legal Services
Aboriginal Legal Services’ mission is to strengthen the capacity of the Aboriginal community and its citizens to deals with justice issues and provide Aboriginal controlled and culturally based justice alternatives.
SUITE 500, 211 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1M4
Anduhyaun Inc (Women’s Shelter)
Anduhyaun Inc. is a not-for-profit, charitable agency created to respond to the needs of Toronto’s Indigenous women. It was first established in 1973 as a hostel. Over the last four decades, Anduhyaun Inc. has expanded to create culturally-inclusive, safe spaces for women and their children at various stages of life.
1296 Weston Road,
Toronto, ON M6M 4R3
Tel: 416-243-7669 ext 226
416 920 1492 ext. 221
Nekenaan Second Stage Housing
416 243 7669 ext. 226
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
Anishnawbe Health Toronto’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind, emotion and body by providing Traditional Healing within a multi-disciplinary health care model. They include Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People, Physicians, Nurses, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, FASD Workers, Massage Therapists, Traditional Counsellors, Enaadamged Kwe, Circle of Care Workers, a Psychiatrist, Chiropodist and Dentist. The model of health care at Anishnawbe Health Toronto is based on our culture and traditions. Direction is provided by a volunteer Board made up of community members. Our centre is accredited by Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA).
Queen Street East Location
225 Queen St E,
Gerrard Street East Location
179 Gerrard, St E,
Vaughan Road Location
22 Vaughan Rd,
Enaadamged Kwe (Women’s Helper) Program
This program provides pre- and post-natal support for families until their child is 12-months old. The traditional and culturally-based program celebrates the sacredness of life and honours the spirit of women. Services include:
- Nutritional counseling and support
- Traditional pre-natal circles
- Traditional teaching circles
- Traditional parenting circles
- Welcoming ceremonies
- Naming ceremonies
- Lactation supports
- Infant development groups
Aboriginal Mental Health and Addictions Services
This program places Aboriginal culture and tradition at its core, while utilizing a client-centered, strengths-based approach to recovery. The program assists individuals with co-occurring mental health and addiction issues on their wellness journey by helping the construct their identity as an Aboriginal person and learn about their culture and traditions.
Mental Health Services
The service model integrates Traditional and Western approaches to assess, diagnose and treat mental health issues across the life cycle. The multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals goes beyond treating symptoms by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of trauma (i.e., the residual effects of colonialism and the Residential School System). Services are for all people with concerns about their emotional, psychological, behavioural, and/or cognitive health.
Sharing cultural teachings, traditions and language is the purpose of the lodge. They host training sessions, circles and workshops on a variety of topics (eg. Medicine wheel teachings, etc). Elders and Traditional teachers are available twice per month to help individuals and families seeking guidance and harmony.
55 St. Clair Ave East, 6th Floor,
Toronto, ON M6H 3R9
First Nations School of Toronto
The focus of the First Nations School is to offer a tradition-based curriculum that meets the requirements set by the Parent Council, the Toronto District School Board and the Ontario Ministry of Education. First Nations Public School is unique in that Native values, spirituality, culture and Ojibwe language are integrated throughout the school curriculum.
The goal is to ensure that urban Native children will have the opportunity to learn about their heritage and the traditional Anishinaabe cultural perspective while acquiring the skills necessary to survive in today`s world. While a large base of the student population of First Nations School is of Anishinaabe ancestry the school welcomes children of all backgrounds.
Our school currently serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. In the 2017–18 school year, we are proud to be expanding into the secondary school grades. In September 2017, we will be welcoming our first class of Grade 9 students.
16 Phin Ave,
Toronto, ON M4J 3T2
Gabriel Dumont Non-Profit Homes
4201 Kingston Road,
Scarborough, ON, M1E 5B3
Geared to income, 87-unit apartment and townhouse complex.
Hope for Wellness Help Line
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer:
- crisis intervention
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.
When you access the Hope for Wellness Help Line online counselling service you will leave the Government of Canada website and access anonymous counselling services on a website hosted by the same Indigenous service provider that operates the Hope for Wellness Help Line.
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training’s mission is to provide services to the First Nations (status & non-status), Inuit, and Métis peoples in the Greater Toronto Area; to work with employers to secure employment opportunities; to deliver federal and provincial programs; and, promote First Nations (status & non-status), Inuit, and Métis entrepreneurship and the development of our economies. We will work with individuals, other agencies and groups to provide these services and achieve our mission.
167 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2E4
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings. All are welcome.
16 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST)
Native Child and Family Services strives to provide for a life of quality, well being, caring and healing for children and families in the Toronto Native community. It does this by creating a service model that is culture-based, respecting the values of Native peoples, the extended family and the right to self-determination. They serve Native families and children in the Toronto area, including First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all those with Aboriginal heritage who choose to be served by our Agency.
NCFST offers a wide range of services including youth and women’s transitional homes, childcare/Aboriginal Head Start sites etc. across the city and many other child and family services and programs.
30 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1K2
Ninoshe – Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
The Ninoshe program is a program of Native Child and Family Services and offers support and parenting skills. Services include:
- Family in-home visiting
- Pre/postnatal group
- Parenting Classes
Native Youth Resource Centre (NYRC)
NCFST youth program staff are available to provide individual counselling, support and advocacy in the areas of housing, welfare, employment and legal help. Youth are invited to spend time at the centre and in doing so engage with one of our staff in finding the assistance they need.
655 Bloor St. W.,
Toronto, ON M6G 1L1
Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence)
The Na-Me-Res team meets the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs of their clients wherever they are on their journey. They are traditional Elders & teachers, case managers, counsellors, client care and support workers, street outreach workers, housing support and aftercare workers, Registered Nurses, Oshkabaywis (spiritual helpers), and a life skills coordinator. Na-Me-Res also partners with psychiatrists, doctors, and many other community service providers.
Today, the Na-Me-Res Housing initiatives include: 69-bed emergency shelter, transitional housing program, and a long-term independent housing initiative
14 Vaughan Rd.
Toronto, ON M6G 2N1
Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto supports urban Aboriginal women and children from all walks of life. They build self-sufficiency and develop collective capacity to make positive change. They provide individual support, group programming, and cultural initiatives. Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto provides a safe and welcoming environment for all Aboriginal women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. Their programs fall under six broad categories: Housing, Families, Advocacy, Employment, Education, and Youth.
191 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2E5
The Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC) Program can help you prepare for your baby, learn to take care of your child, and find ongoing support in your community.
The AHBHC program includes:
- Self-esteem and positive parenting workshops
- Access to the community kitchen where you can learn to cook nutritious meals on a budget or while accessing the food bank
- Sharing circles with other mothers and caregivers on how to raise a happy and healthy family
- Beyond the Basics parenting workshops
- Monthly pre/postnatal sharing circles
Childcare is available during programming hours.
Call NWRC, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pimaatisiwin (A Good Way of Life) Parenting Program provides parenting classes, family resources, and cultural activities for young families. This program has a focus on the healthy development of children aged 0-6 years old.
The Pimaatisiwin Parenting Program includes:
- Parenting skills workshops
- Solstice activities
- Children’s programming
- Access to the community kitchen where you can learn to cook nutritious meals on a budget or while accessing the food bank
- Parenting support from our trained facilitators
- Health and Fitness programs
Childcare is available for specified activities.
Call NWRC, or email email@example.com
Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN)
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
Native Youth Sexual Health Network
2345 Yonge St.
PO Box 26069 Broadway
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4P 0A8
For the many Aboriginal singles coming to Toronto for opportunities, education or jobs, Nishnawbe Homes offers affordable housing that connects them to the community and reflects First Nations culture and values. Nishnawbe Homes owns 15 properties. Their goal is to promote a safe, affordable and co-operative lifestyle for underhoused and homeless Aboriginal people.
244 Church Street
Toronto ON M5B 1Z3
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC)
The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is a provincial Indigenous organisation 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 Indigenous people regardless of legal definition, and are the primary service delivery agents for Indigenous 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 Indigenous people living in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to and participation in Canadian society and which respect Indigenous cultural distinctiveness”.
219 Front Street East,
Toronto ON M5A 1E8
Toll free: 1-800-772-9291
Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto (SGMT)
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 community. We have privileges at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Toronto Birth Centre. We provide midwifery care throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and the first 6 weeks postpartum.
Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto believes in the sacredness of all life, and respects the beauty and power of nature and creation. We believe that birth is a profound and awesome event in a woman’s life. We take into account the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical experiences of the woman during her childbearing year.
We seek to improve the health and well being of families from diverse cultures in the Toronto area. We envision maternity care for the Aboriginal community that enables women to reclaim control of birth for themselves, including the choice to incorporate traditional teachings and ceremonies. Our work as midwives belongs to and serves the woman, her family, and her community. We aspire to support and mentor more members of the Aboriginal community to enter into health professions, including Midwifery.
525 Dundas St. East, 2nd Floor,
Toronto ON M5A 2B6
SIXTIES SCOOP SUPPORT HOTLINE
The Sixties Scoop Peer Support Line will provide listening and support services to Indigenous 60s scoop survivors who experienced displacement, loss of culture, due to being adopted or fostered in non-Indigenous households across Canada, the U.S.A.
The Peer Support Line will provide safe, respectful and non-judgemental confidential listening.It will link Survivors to approved services across Canada to support their emotional, cultural, spiritual and mental needs.
For more information: https://sixtiesscoopnetwork.org/
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC)
TASSC is the leading not-for-profit research, policy, and advocacy organization that addresses the social determinants of health to improve and enhance the socio-economic prospects and cultural well-being of Aboriginal peoples living in the City of Toronto. Their vision is to build a healthy and vibrant environment while increasing the capacity of Aboriginal people to create a self-sufficient community in Toronto. To guide future generations as strong carriers of Aboriginal culture while achieving socio-economic success.
16 Spadina Road, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
Toronto Birth Centre
The vision of the Toronto Birth Centre is to be a space where pregnant people, families and communities can access safe and culturally respectful birthing care. The purpose of the Toronto Birth Centre Inc. is to achieve optimal health and wellness for the whole community through culturally integrated care, education and research, and through supporting the practice of Aboriginal midwifery in its fullest scope both culturally and professionally.
525 Dundas St E,
Toronto, ON M5A 2B6
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre is an autonomous, vibrant cultural agency that involves and serves the Indigenous community with confidence for and commitment to their well-being. The center provides counselling, material assistance and other direct services to First Nations people as well as to encourage and enhance spiritual and personal growth.
439 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B1
Council Fire’s First Nations Pre/Postnatal Nutrition Program
The goal of this program is to improve the health and awareness of pregnant Aboriginal mothers, their babies (from birth to 6 months) and their families.
Programs available include:
- Prenatal classes
- Postnatal classes
- Parenting and Crafts
- Home/Hospital visits
- Parent Relief
- Parents and Tots
Contact: Susan Cada – First Nations Prenatal Nutrition Program Coordinator, x225, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto and York Region Métis Council
As part of the Métis Nation, we represent Métis people in Toronto and York Regions. We aspire to provide cultural events, education and build healthy and reciprocal relationships in the spirit of reconciliation. Their vision is that Métis people and the community of Toronto and York Region are thriving, culturally vibrant and woven together like the threads of our sash.
311-75 Sherbourne St.
Toronto, M5A 2P9
Founded in 1972, Wigwamen Incorporated, a non-profit and charitable organization, is Ontario’s oldest and largest urban Aboriginal housing provider. With 214 units scattered throughout the City of Toronto, a 92-unit apartment building for families and singles in Scarborough, a 60-unit apartment building in Northeast Scarborough, a 103-unit apartment complex for seniors in downtown Toronto, a new nine-unit apartment building in Toronto, a 41-unit apartment building in Ottawa, and now a new 145-unit apartment building in the Canary District of Toronto, Wigwamen is committed to providing decent, safe and affordable housing to thousands of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families, singles and seniors.
WIGWAMEN’S HEAD OFFICE:
23 Lesmill Road
Toronto ON M3B 3P6