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Organization: M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre  
Phone Numbers: 519-371-1147
Fax: 519-371-6181
1723 8th Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 6W5
Intersection: 8th Ave E north of 16th St E
Location: North Grey
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Stair lift

Executives: Renee Abram - Executive Director
Jennifer Linklater - President
Public Contacts: Margaret Yawney - Life Long Care Coordinator
Mary Lynn Houston-Leask - Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Coordinator
519-371-1147 ext 27 *
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

Canada Prenatal Nutrition 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, fresh food bags, breastfeeding counselling, connections to Elders and Traditional ceremonies

Community Action Program for Children (CAP-C) - Parenting, life skills, cultural teaching for families with children 0-6 years * contact Robyn McKenzie, ext 22, email:

EarlyON Child and Family Centre Satellite Site
- Child and parent programs * support and information * contact Heather Van Wyck, ext 28, 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, ext 24, 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 Jessy Dew, ext 25, email:

Indigenous Children's Wellness Program - provides urban Indigenous children with the tools to support positive development and life choices * one-on-one counselling * family counselling * family workshops * contact Kaeli Goldman, 519-373-4425, 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 Tanya Coulter, ext 33, 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, 519-270-7602, email:

Cultural Resource Program - Traditional teachings, ceremonies and events to meet the needs of children, youth and families  * works to promote cultural awareness, safety and competency * contact Glenn Trivett, ext 31, email:

Aboriginal Court Worker  - provides assistance to Aboriginal persons involved in the criminal justice process * advocacy, education and links to community resources * contact Hollie Black, ext 33, email:

Free Tax Preparation Clinic - Community Volunteer Income Tax Program through Revenue Canada
Life Long Care Program - Assists urban Aboriginal clients to live independently and provides services for the frail elderly, and clients who are chronically ill or live with physical disabilities

Fees: Membership fee
Eligibility / Target Population: Urban Aboriginal community of Owen Sound
Languages: English * Cree * Iroquois * Ojibwa
Language Notes: Anishinaabe
Area Served:
Owen Sound and area  
See Also: Anger Management
Child and Youth Community Health Care Programs
Community Resource Centres
Counselling - Family, Couple, Individual
Courts and Court Assistance
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples
Intimate Partner Violence Counselling
Parenting Education
Parenting Groups
Prenatal Classes and Programs
Shelters and Drop-in Centres for Youth

This information was last completely updated on January 22, 2019

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Updated January 22, 2019
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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.