Our charitable number is 136843026RR0001






Crisis line: 613-789-1141
Toll Free: 1-855-789-9433
Crisis Counselling Services 

Upcoming Events

Women's Gathering 2016

What's New?

Children Who Witness Poster

Minwaashin Lodge
Organization Profile

Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa Poster

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Employment Opportunities

 Minwaashin Pamphlet


Counselling Services

Culture Program

Courage To Soar

Employment & Training
Readiness Program

Oshki Kizis Lodge -
Shelter for Women and Children

Sacred Child Program

Spirit Movers and Firekeepers
Youth Program

Sex Trade Out Reach Mobile (STORM) 

Transitional Support
and Housing Program

55+ Culture Program

Women's Gathering

Ishkodewiziwin - Aboriginal Employment & Training for Youth








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Minwaashin Lodge has bilingual staff, to assist you in English or French for support and/or referrals.

Le centre Minwaashin Lodge a aussi des employés bilingues pour offrir du soutiens ou références.




Due to extreme allergies, please remember to be scent-free when visiting Minwaashin Lodge


An Aboriginal Women's Support Centre

Minwaashin Lodge provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system. All programs and services are provided in the context of cultural beliefs and values to ensure a holistic approach is used as part of the healing journey. 


If you or someone you care about is being abused or at risk of being abused, please contact our Violence Against Aboriginal Women's Shelter, Oshki Kizis Lodge, by calling our crisis line at:  

613-789-1141 or our toll free number at 1-855-789-9433




Elaine Kicknosway,

Manager, Children and Youth Programs

613-741-5590 ext. 234




Read interview with Toni King from the Toronto Star and learn more about Play and Sand-Tray Therapy.


CBC interview with Toni King with audio about Play and Sand-Tray Therapy


Respecting Women is Our Culture