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. 

Effective April 1, 2022 Minwaashin Lodge will be moving to 2323 St. Laurent Blvd (Conroy Industrial Park). Services on the Lola St side will be on hold from March 21 – April 8, 2022 while we pack up and transition over to the new space.  On Monday, April 11th programming will be up and running virtually/curbside/crisis/food support/small groups (pending covid restrictions). If COVID guidelines continue to lift, we are hoping we can open our doors to the public late April. Stay tuned.

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.




Mary Daoust

Executive Director 

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

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 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