Aboriginal Resources for Lanark County

Visit the links below for specific programs and services available to Aboriginal children, youth and families of Lanark County

Provincial Resources

  • Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) – Indigenous organization representing the collective interests of 28 member Friendship Centres across Ontario.  Administers a number of programs and initiatives which are delivered by local Friendship Centres in areas such as justice, children and youth, health, family support, long term care, healing and wellness, education, and employment and training.

  • Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO)   Represents the collective aspirations, rights and interests of Métis people and communities throughout Ontario and 29 service delivery sites that deliver a range of programs and services in the areas of health, labour market development, education and housing to Ontario Métis and other Indigenous groups

  • Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)  Not for profit organization that empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in Ontario.  Nine agencies offer a range of programs and services aimed at improving the quality of life for Indigenous women and their families.  Supports grassroots women’s councils and encourages the participation of Indigenous women in the development of federal, provincial; municipal/local government policies that impact their lives.
  • Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association  The Provincial body that represents 13 urban and northern Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) programs across the province. AHS delivers holistic licensed preschool programs and evidence-based family support programs to First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Children and their families