Links & Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Due to the Covid-19 we wanted to let our clients know that there are still opportunities to seek help and someone to talk to you. We understand that this is a hard time for everyone. Nevertheless, we are all here to help each other, in these hard times. Please email healing@guelphchc.ca or call 519-821-6638, 301.

Suicide and Mental Health:

White Owl Native Ancestry

Provides mental health supports for youth
65 Hanson Avenue,  Kitchener, Ontario
Phone: (519) 743-8635
Fax: (519) 743-8769
Email: cmmwnrc@gmail.com

Skills for Safer Living 

The Skills for Safer Living program is a combination of a twenty-week skills-based group and a peer support group for individuals with recurring thoughts and behaviours about suicide.

Here 24/7

Addictions, mental health, and crisis hotline and support services
Telelphone: 1-844-437-3247 (HERE 247)

Housing:


Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services 

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is a corporation with a mandate to provide safe and affordable housing to urban and rural First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living off-Reserve in Ontario. Our vision is to lead the design, development and delivery of a sustainable and culturally appropriate continuum of housing that promotes excellence in the community and organizational infrastructures.

K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project 

Provides housing support for Indigenous homeless or home insecure individuals
300 Frederick Street
Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 2S1
Phone: (519) 743-5868
Fax: (519) 743-6172
Email: kwunwphousing@gmail.com  

Government Agencies:

Indigenous Services Canada

Health Benefits Program:  1-866-225-0709
Dental Benefits: 1-855-618-6291

Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Waterloo-Wellington

  • Information & Referral:  310 2222 (no area code required)
  • Cambridge:  519 748 2222
  • Guelph & Wellington County:  519 823 2550 or 888 883 3313 (toll free)
  • Waterloo Office:  519 748 2222 or 888 883 3313 (toll free)
  • TTY:  519 883 5589

Region of Waterloo

Phone: 519-575-4400.

Is English a second language? Interpreters are available in over 150 languages.

TTY (Telephone for the Deaf): 519-575-4608

City of Kitchener

200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario

Telephone: 519-741-2345, TTY: 1-866-969-9994

City of Waterloo

First Floor
Waterloo City Centre
100 Regina St. S.
Waterloo, ON  N2J 4A8

Contact the switchboard at:
Phone:  519-886-1550
TTY:     1-866-786-3941
(System for deaf and hard of hearing callers)

City of Cambridge

Cambridge City Hall
50 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON N1R 8S1

Phone: (519) 623-1340
TTY: (519) 623-6691

City of Guelph

1 Carden Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada
N1H 3A1
519-822-1260
info@guelph.ca

Educational and Skills Support:

Be-Dah-Bin Gamik- Place of New Beginnings | Office of Indigenous Services, Conestoga College

299 Doon Valley Drive, Room: 2A601

Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4

General: aboriginalservices@conestogac.on.ca

Christina Restoule- Co-ordinator: crestoule@conestogac.on.ca

Myeengun Henry-Manager: mhenry@conestogac.on.ca

Website: https://www.conestogac.on.ca/aboriginal-services/

Be-Dah-Bin Gamik, a Place of New Beginning, provides services to First Nations (status and non-status), Metis and Inuit students at Conestoga College. It is a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment that assists students with a smooth transition to college life by providing ongoing student support such as:

  • Counselling: one to one cultural based, academic and career
  • Access to traditional elders, ceremonial practices, resources and workshops
  • Assist with pathways to funding, scholarships, awards and bursaries
  • Host to many cultural events, gatherings and social activities

For more information check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, University of Waterloo

St. Paul’s University College
University of Waterloo
190 Westmount Rd. N.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G5

Phone: 519-885-1460
Email: wisc@uwaterloo.ca

https://uwaterloo.ca/stpauls/waterloo-indigenous-student-centre

“We facilitate the sharing of Indigenous knowledge and provide culturally relevant information and support services for all members of the University of Waterloo community, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, staff, and faculty.”

Update: Due to COVID-19 restrictions WISC will only be open on specific days by appointment. Thank you for your understanding.

St Paul’s United College at the University of Waterloo
Westmount Road North, Waterloo
Phone: (519) 885-1460 ext. 220
Fax: (519) 885-6364
Website: http://uwaterloo.ca/stpauls/waterloo-aboriginal-education-centre

– Provide student services including: admission advocacy, academic and personal counselling, scholarship and bursary information, cultural events and programming, Aboriginal Student Association, career planning, and Aboriginal Cultural awareness training

Indigenous Student Centre, University of Guelph
Room: 102; 620 Gordon Street, Federal Building, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 58074
Fax: (519) 827-0432
Website: http://guelphchc.ca/indigenous-healing-wellness/

– Provide admissions, advising, Aboriginal community outreach and recruitment, orientation, bursary and scholarship information, cultural and traditional programming, Aboriginal student advising and support.

Anishnabeg Outreach Employment and Training
236 Woodhaven Road, Kitchener, Ontario
Employment Phone: (519) 742-0300
EarlyON Phone: (519) 208-5333

11A Suffolk Street East, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2H7
Phone: (519) 763-5292
Fax: (519) 763-1335
Website: http://aocan.org

Anishnabeg Outreach provides a comprehensive suite of integrated services in their new Indigenous Centre for Healing: Employment support through Employment Ontario and OFIFC Apatisiwin funding (by appointment only during Covid), Indigenous-led EarlyON support for families and children 0 – 6 years old (virtual programming available), Spirit Bundle Offering for any Indigenous person who registers for this service – food, pet food, clothes, winter clothes, furniture, bikes, activities and sports equipment for children and youth, sewn masks, backpacks, cleaning supplies, sanitary products and diapers, etc. (delivery available)

Monthly traditional Healing lodges (must register to participate)

Teaching lodge (must register to participate)

Medicine, food and pollinator gardens and wampum trails

Technology Hub – national Indigenous mentoring program (technology programming) – register to be paired with a mentor from the Tech community and a planned tutoring program to support online learning (register to participate)

Canoe building school – register to participate once the pandemic ends)

Bicycle lending library for anyone who needs a bike

Please visit their website for more details.

NPAAMB Indigneous Youth Employment and Training.

–Specializing in Employment/Training Solutions and stay in school initiatives for URBAN Aboriginal youth –  Status, Non-Status, Metis and Inuit 15-30.

151 Frederick Street, Suite 501 (fifth floor)
Kitchener, Ontario .    N2N 2M2
Phone: 519-505-3705
http://www.npaamb.com/

Wilfrid Laurier – Office of Aboriginal Initiatives

Emily Daniel
Email: edaniel@wlu.ca

Phone: 519-884-1970 ext.4897
Office Location: 187 Albert Street ** Currently Working From Home **
www.students.wlu.ca/Indigenous

Other Organizations

Grand River Métis Council
Healing and Wellness Office
65 Hanson Ave.
Kitchener, ON, N2C 2H6
226-790-3855
http://grandrivermetiscouncil.com/

Bridges to Belonging

Through meaningful relationships, we support you to build on your unique abilities, to create the life youwant in the community.

http://www.bridgestobelonging.ca/