Our charitable number is 136843026RR0001






Crisis line: 613-789-1141
Toll Free: 1-855-789-9433
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Upcoming Events

Children's Winter Gathering

Children's Winter Gathering Call for donations


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United Way Agency Donation

Minwaashin Lodge
Organization Profile

Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa Poster

Children Who Witness with Annie Kingston-Miller

Strong Women's Group September 18, 2017

Employment Opportunities




Counselling Services

Culture Program

Courage To Soar

Employment & Training
Readiness Program

Oshki Kizis Lodge -
Shelter for Women and Children

Sacred Child Program

Spirit Movers and Firekeepers
Youth Program

Sex Trade Out Reach Mobile (STORM) 

Transitional Support
and Housing Program









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Counselling Services

Many of the difficulties faced by our clients are the result of the Residential School legacy and the intergenerational impacts.  Counselling occurs within the context of cultural beliefs and values to ensure a holistic approach is used as part of the healing journey.  Counselling techniques and approaches being offered within a holistic framework which includes: 


  • Spiritually Based Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
  • Progressive Relaxation Training
  • Focusing Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy


Crisis Counselling

Art Therapy Services

General Crisis Services Information


Short Term Counselling Services

The Short Term Counsellor provides individual counselling of up to 3 months to support clients of Minwaashin Lodge and Oshki Kizis Lodge, using contemporary and traditional healing practices.

The Short Term Counsellor’s direct services would include: conducting intakes and assessments to determine the needs and circumstances of each individual woman; offering crisis intervention counseling to walk in and scheduled clients; exploring past and present coping strategies with the goal of developing new coping skills; strengthening existing ones, and eliminating those that are harmful to self and others; to minimize further crisis situations and to identify natural and formal support systems to achieve goals.

For intakes and referrals please contact 613-741-5590 x 260.



Family Counselling Services


Counselling Services are available for children and youth ages 5 to 16 years old. 



Addictions Support

 Addiction Services Initiative (ASI)



Children Who Witness

Play therapy for children ages 4 - 12


 Play Therapy with Annie Kingston-Miller







Art Therapy


Art therapy for Aboriginal children and families aged 5-16


Art Therapy with Angela Martincich





Workshops on specific topics are offered throughout the year.  Please contact our Manager for more information at 741-5590 ext. 290.







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