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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 Tue of the month, 10:30am-12noon * breastfeeding support circle in Wiarton, St. Paul’s Church, third Tue 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 counseling * counseling 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
Our 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.