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 rapid increase of positive cases and close contacts Minwaashin Lodge staff at Lola St side will be offering virtual services only for this week January 10-14, 2022 pending circumstances.
Effective immediately, all in-house services will be suspended until further notice. We will continue to offer programming to the community virtually.
Crisis services will still be in place for curbside support; food bank; and CASO access visits.
As of December 29, 2021, it is now a requirement for all full time staff who are on the floor Monday to Friday to Rapid test twice a week. OPH recommends Mondays and Thursdays.
If you are coming into the Lola offices more than once a week, you will need to Rapid test twice within the week as part of the screening (temp check and questionnaire). (I encourage calling Ida in advance to make sure she is available to do the testing when you arrive).
Individuals who are not vaccinated must have a Rapid test every time they enter the building (clients/staff/volunteers).
Please keep in mind if you are exhibiting symptoms of any kind, you will have to self-isolate for 5 days; household contacts are also required to isolate with you. These individuals can end isolation after five days ONLY if their symptoms are improved for at least 24 hours. All masking and physical distancing must be practiced.
Individuals who are unvaccinated/partially/immune compromised/ will be required to isolate for 10 days.
Minwaashin Lodge-Indigenous Women's Support Centre
Minwaashin Lodge offers services in both English and French
Minwaashin Lodge offre des services en Anglais et Français
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