Indigenous Organizations and Services

Dodem Kanonhsa

Dodem Kanonhsa is a space for learning and fostering greater acceptance and understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. They have a list of elders who do outreach work for a per diem donation and can speak on a variety of cultural topics. Attendance in this workshop is strongly recommended before meeting with an Elder/Traditional Resource Person. 


55 St. Clair Ave East, 6th Floor, Toronto, ON


Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto delivers programs and services to urban Native people and shares with non-Native interest groups. They are in process of hiring a community outreach director responsible for working with non-Native groups like Ryerson.


General inquiries:

Cultural department:


Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto

Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto provides programs that fall within six categories: housing, families, advocacy, employment, education and youth. They also hold cultural activities open to the public.


191 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON

416.963.9963, x221 or x201

Native Women's Association of Canada - L'Association Des Femmes Autochtones Du Canada

The Native Women’s Association of Canada

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) works to advance the well-being of Aboriginal women and girls, as well as their families and communities through activism, policy analysis and advocacy.

NWAC was incorporated in 1974 and is one of the five officially recognized National Aboriginal Organizations (NAOs) whose purpose is to represent and speak, at the national level, on behalf of Aboriginal women in Canada.

Files being addressed by NWAC include: education, employment and labour, environment, health, human rights and international affairs and violence with a special focus on missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

Funding is provided for the National Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network, which offers a safe, supportive, collaborative, empowering and culturally supportive environment that addresses the unique challenges of female Aboriginal entrepreneurs and aspiring female Aboriginal entrepreneurs.


Dawn Lavell-Harvard, PhD., President

155 International Road Unit #2 Akwesasne, Ontario K6H 5R7

Toll-free: 1-800-461-4043


1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7

Tel: (613) 722-3033, Toll-free: 1-800-461-4043



Na-me-res is a safe space for Aboriginal men to learn new skills and live healthy lives on or off the streets. Staff members are trained to assist with housing and provide outreach services and skills development.


Administration Office – 26 Vaughn Road, Toronto, ON


Media Contact: John Wabegijik, admin officer

 416.651.6750 x2228