An Indigenous 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. 

Due to the extension of the lockdown declared by the Province, Minwaashin Lodge continues to suspend 'in house' programs at 1155 Lola St until Thursday, February 18, 2021. We will resume Stage 2 protocols only when the provincial restrictions have been lifted.


Essential services are as follows:


Emergency baby/food security – curbside;


Bi-weekly Food/perishables for outreach and families - curbside Curb side support for families in distress;


crisis support Counseling team continues to do wellness check-ins and safety plans with clients/parents/youth by video conferencing/emails and also sharing school resources and online learning;


Youth support-Google hangouts; email; phone/texting/crisis support/food security Employment Readiness Program will be offering virtual training in February 2021 - poster to follow;


Culture program cancelled 'in house' - January 11th, 2021 and will be offering virtual programming - poster to follow;


Access visits will continue under the direction of the Sacred Child Manager          

Virtual Parenting group will begin on Jan. 14th, 2021 Online activities daily on Nitawigin facebook page from Makonsag and the Sacred Child Program;


Cultural Outreach support continues for women at Cornerstone-Princeton site Increased Professional disinfecting and extra deep cleaning continues at Oshki Kizis and Lola St site;


Shelter side –day/evening essential services will continue with specific direction from the Shelter Director including Housing First; Outreach; Street Outreach (STORM).


Please take care and be vigilant with the guidelines that are in place to keep you, your family and the community safe.

Take care,


Mary Daoust

Executive Director



Minwaashin Lodge offers services in both English and French

Minwaashin Lodge offre des services en Anglais et Français

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Please consider supporting

 Minwaashin by donating

If you or someone you care about is being abused or at risk of being abused, please contact our Violence Against Indigenous 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

Our charitable number is 136843026RR0001

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(613) 741-5590
Crisis line: (613) 789-1141

Our charitable number is 136843026RR0001