Indigenous & Two Spirit
This directory is designed to help you find resources on Indigenous & Two Spirit in Windsor-Essex. These listings were compiled by submissions from the community along with organizations that have supported the LGBTQ2S+ community in Windsor-Essex. If you feel there is an organization or business that should be listed, please submit the information on our submission form.
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ABORIGINAL EDUCATION CENTRE - TURTLE ISLAND
401 Sunset Avenue
CAW Student Centre, Room 179
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3465
We strive to increase the participation and completion rates of Aboriginal students, to raise sensitivity and awareness of Aboriginal cultures, issues and realities, and to increase participation in decisions affecting Aboriginal people and post-secondary education.Turtle Island facilitates student success by providing support (academic, social, personal and cultural), guidance and an enriched student experience to University of Windsor students who self-identify with Aboriginal identity and background.
CALDWELL FIRST NATION
14 Orange Street
Leamington, Ontario, N8H 1P5
Point Pelee and Pelee Island are the heart of our ancestral territory. Caldwell First Nation will exercise its responsibility to use, possess and protect the air, waters, lands and resources as it has from time immemorial. According to customs, the People continue to work in harmony with Mother Earth to preserve, protect, harvest, hunt and fish from the wealth of her resources. That respect continues today.
CAN-AM FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
2029 Howard Road
Windsor, Ontario, N8X 4W4
The Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre is driven by the desire of Indigenous peoples within the areas of Windsor and Essex County to become a self-sufficient, self-determining, self-governing community. Historically, the Friendship Centre has been the focal point for Indigenous peoples within the urban environment. The Centre itself retains the grassroots support and direction that was evident in the founding members. The Centre and the Indigenous community are inter-linked, seemingly a single entity.
CAN-AM URBAN HOMES
180 Tecumseh Road East
Windsor, Ontario, N8X 2P8
Can-Am Urban Native Homes is committed to providing affordable, suitable and safe homes for people of Indigenous ancestry living in the City of Windsor. We deliver housing, programs and services that promote the dignity, well-being and rights of Indigenous People.
INDIGENOUS JUSTICE SUPPORT
443 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 200
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4J2
Indigenous Justice Support, led by the Indigenous Justice Coordinator (IJC), provides support and advocacy for Indigenous clients who are experiencing legal problems in all areas of law practiced at LAW. The IJC can also provide supportive services in other areas of law, such as family law, child protection, and criminal matters. The IJC also provides, recommendations, and referrals.
INDIGENOUS SERVICES CANADA
10 rue Wellington
Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H4
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.
INDIGENOUS TOURISM ONTARIO
300 Hwy 540, 4 directions Complex Unit 4
Aundeck Omni Kaning, Ontario, P0P 1K0
Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is the province’s first and only dedicated Indigenous tourism organization that focuses on uniting communities, Indigenous organizations and industry leaders to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in Ontario.
MINISTRY OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS
160 Bloor Street East, 4th floor
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2E6
Working to ensure a better future for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILITAITON
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2
The NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations. The NCTR was created as part of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The TRC was charged to listen to Survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system and educate Canadians about their experiences. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the sacred heart of the NCTR. The NCTR Archives and Collections is the foundation for ongoing learning and research. Here, Survivors, their families, educators, researchers, and the public can examine the residential school system more deeply with the goal of fostering reconciliation and healing.
ONTARIO ABORIGINAL HOUSING SERVICES
Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is a corporation with a mandate to provide safe and affordable housing to urban and rural First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living off-Reserve in Ontario. Our vision is to lead the design, development and delivery of a sustainable and culturally appropriate continuum of housing that promotes excellence in the community and organizational infrastructures.
SKA:NA FAMILY LEARNING CENTRES
1684 Ellrose Avenuer
Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 3X7
Ska:na Family Learning Centre offers programs for children 3 month to 12 years. Through High/Scope approach to early childhood education, each child is supported and encouraged to develop and learn in a positive educational environment. Our focus is to engage children in safe play, while promoting self exploration and skill development. Ska:na Family Learning Centre offers educational child care for children 3-18 months (infants), 18-30 months (toddlers), 30 month to 5yrs (preschoolers). We also offer before and after school programs, march break and summer programs for children 6-12 yrs old. Each program is designed and taught by caring High/Scope oriented Early Childhood Educators.
SOUTHWEST ONTARIO ABORIGINAL HEALTH ACCESS CENTRE
1405 Tecumseh Rd West, Unit 2
Windsor, Ontario N9B 1T7
SOAHAC’s purpose is to improve access to, and the quality of, health services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in the spirit of partnership, mutual respect and sharing. As an Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC), it provides innovative, Indigenous-informed health care through a combination of health and social services to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in southwestern Ontario from Windsor to Waterloo Wellington and north to Owen Sound.
ST. CLAIR COLLEGE INDIGENOUS SERVICES
St. Clair College, 2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6S4
Phone: 519-972-2727 Ext.4677
St. Clair College offers Indigenous students a centre and services that provide a culturally based support system. The Student Centre is a place where students are welcome to gather, to study, to access computers and to socialize. Counselling services are available to assist current and prospective students in the areas of individual, academic, personal counselling and social support.
2SLGBTQI+ TWO SPIRIT GROUP OF WINDSOR
2SLGBTQI -Two Spirit Group of Windsor started in 2013. We are an open group for all Two Spirit people, their families, friends and allies regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.