PROGRAMS & services
Orillia Native Women's Group (ONWG) offers programs and services to support Indigenous women and their families. A description of the programs and services we offer can be found on this page. For an up-to-date list of events, visit our events page or connect with us on Facebook for more information.
COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAm FOR CHILDREN
The Community Action Program for Children's goals are:
To inform parents and children of obesity and diabetes complications and to teach good nutrition through good eating habits, physical activity, food safety and traditional/cultural foods.
To provide traditional teachings and healing methods to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being for families and to end social isolation through parent/child relationship building.
To use traditional teachings to teach healthy child development.
CANADA PRENATAL AND NUTRITION PROGRAM
The Canada Prenatal and Nutrition Program goals are:
To strengthen a positive cultural identity through culture awareness
To increase knowledge and awareness of healthy pre and postnatal nutrition for parents and children.
To provide, promote and improve the health of pre and postnatal mothers by encouraging physical activity and play.
To increase awareness for pre and postnatal mothers about child development and child rearing.
let's grow together
Ambe Tigadaw: Let's Grow Together is an Indigenous community garden collective created to address food insecurity and build capacity to develop, understand and coordinate local food production for the First Nations, Métis and Inuit community.
Indigenous Parenting Program
The Indigenous Parenting Program provides Indigenous individuals and families with community-based support services aimed to build resilience. The program provides early intervention supports to children and their families to improve child development, increase education and capacity in caregivers, and enhance overall well-being. All elements of the program are grounded in Indigenous culture and traditions.
Indigenous families with at least one child who resides in Orillia, Barrie, or Midland are welcome to join our program.
This program serves Indigenous infants, toddlers and their families through screening and culturally appropriate interventions and follow-up. This program strives to create opportunities to regain and retain the traditional knowledge that has supported Bimaadziwin (The Good Life) for our people.
BREAKING FREE FROM FAMILY VIOLENCE
This program supports Indigenous women in a culturally rooted, holistic way, so that they are better able to navigate through the complex systems encountered when experiencing involvement with child welfare. The Program supports Indigenous women to create, build upon, and share their “bundles” and provides safe spaces, tailored to the individual woman and their family.