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Organization: M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre  
Phone Numbers: 519-371-1147
Toll-Free: 1-866-202-2068
Fax: 519-371-6181
1723 8th Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 3C2
Intersection: 8th Ave E north of 16 St E
Location: North Grey
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Stair lift
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Executives: Renee Abram - Executive Director
Trish Meekins - President
Contacts: Margaret Yawney - Life Long Care Coordinator
Mary Lynn Houston-Leask - Aboriginal Prenatal Nutrition Program Coordinator
Service Description: Aboriginal community resource centre that promotes the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of Aboriginal peoples and specifically the urban Aboriginal population * monthly program calendars posted on centre’s website

Life Long Care Program - Assists urban Aboriginal clients to live independently and provides services for the frail elderly, chronically ill or those with physical disabilities * services include transportation, friendly visiting, security checks, congregate dining and home support services

Prenatal/Postnatal Program - Health, wellness and life skills program for pregnant and postnatal Aboriginal women and their families * topics include cooking and nutrition, infant development, traditional crafts, exercise and prenatal classes, home and hospital visits, food vouchers, breastfeeding counselling, connections to Elders and Traditional ceremonies * breastfeeding support circle in Port Elgin, Faith Lutheran Church, second Tuesday of the month, 10:30am-12noon * breastfeeding support circle in Wiarton, St. Paul’s Church, third Tuesday of the month,10:30am-12noon

Community Action Program for Children (CAP-C) - Parenting, life skills, cultural teaching for families with children 0-6 years * contact Robin McKenzie, email:

Ontario Early Years Centre Satellite Site
- Child and parent programs * support and information * contact Tanya Coulter, email:

Youth Programs:
  • Akwe:Go - Provides urban Aboriginal children with the support, tools and healthy activities to build upon and foster healthy life choices * main focus on children who are at risk between the ages of 7-12  * contact Mara Bouwman, email:
  • Wasa-Nabin - Program for at risk urban Aboriginal youth 13-18 years * includes assessment, supports, access to safe and healthy activities for youth  * contact Rebecca Smith, email:

Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living - Healthy living programs, focusing on physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco-free living for all age groups * youth leadership programs  * contact Matt Baker, email:

Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy - Works to address underlying mental/emotional issues that contribute to violence and dysfunction * provides crisis intervention for women and children at risk * works to reduce family violence through awareness, education and counselling * counselling and groups for women, children, men * offers training and workshops on anger management and healthy relationships * referrals to community services   * contact Ronat John, email:

Community Services and Cultural Programs - Healing Circles, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Elders Lunch, Teepee/Sweat/Sacred Fire and Hand Drumming Circle

Fees: Membership fee
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Urban Aboriginal community of Owen Sound
Languages: English ; Cree ; Iroquois ; Ojibwa
Language Note: Anishinaabe
Area(s) Served: Owen Sound and area
See Also: Aboriginal Health Centres and Programs
Anger Management
Child and Youth Community Health Care Programs
Community Resource Centres
Congregate Dining
Counselling - Personal, Family and Couple
Friendly Visiting
Home Help and Homemaking
Intimate Partner Violence Counselling
Parenting Education
Parenting Groups
Prenatal Classes and Programs
Shelters and Drop-in Centres for Youth
Telephone Reassurance and Security Checks
Transportation - Volunteer and Non-Accessible

This information was last completely updated on 8/7/2015

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About Us
The M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre was established to address the social, spiritual, mental and physical needs of the Urban Aboriginal population of Owen Sound and surrounding area by providing a safe environment for the Aboriginal peoples to participate in their community and to break down the cultural and systemic service barriers between local Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal populations.