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

AGM September 21, 2017, 5pm - 7pm

Accenture Workshop June 29, 2017 


What's New?

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 closed for summer

Employment Opportunities

Crisis Counsellor

Courage to Soar Program Coordinator



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

55+ Culture Program









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Oshki Kizis Lodge


Shelter Services

Oshki Kizis Lodge is operated by Minwaashin Lodge - The Aboriginal Women's Support Centre. We are a 21-bed shelter for First Nations, Inuit, and M├ętis women & children who are fleeing abuse. By empowering women, we assist them on their healing path to a safe & healthy place. We support the family unit holistically by showing awareness and respect for individual and cultural beliefs, spirituality and diversity.

Oshki Kizis offers many culturally appropriate services such as:

  • Support
  • Advocacy
  • Counselling
  • Referrals
  • Court accompaniment
  • Traditional teachings
  • Elders
  • Crafts
  • Community support
  • Transitional support
  • Educational services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Child & youth advocacy
  • 24-hour residential support
  • Hospital visits

Our residents receive assistance in accessing housing, financial, legal and medical resources.

Call our CRISIS LINE at (613) 789-1141

Respecting Women is Our Culture