Georgian Bay Native Women's Association

Service: Georgian Bay Native Women's Association - Programs, King St Midland

Record #: MID1041
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 23 Nov 2023


Description (Service) Organization that preserves and promotes Indigenous language, culture and heritage and builds a strong foundation that aims for Mno Bimaadziwin (The Good Life). Programs are designed to:
  • understand the personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of cultural teachings and organizational practices utilizing cultural competencies.
  • incorporate an intersectional approach to gender, race and discrimination and subsequent intergenerational impacts affecting Indigenous women and their families.
  • incorporate a trauma-informed approach to recognize and respond to all forms of trauma and the necessity of supporting community in a culture of tradition and safety in their healing journey.
Programs offered:
Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)
Culturally grounded programming and services to improve the health outcomes of Indigenous mothers and their babies (pre-natal to 18 months). Programs are designed to also include fathers and extended family, where relevant. CPNP helps support the needs of pregnant women facing challenges that could potentially put their health and the health of their infants at risk.

Shki Biinoojii Well-Being Program
This "New Baby" program serves Indigenous mothers prenatal and postpartum. SBWP provides screening and culturally appropriate interventions and follow-up to infants, toddlers and their families. This program strives to create opportunities to regain and retain the traditional knowledge that supports Mno Bimaadziwin (The Good Life) for our people.

Kina Endaayiing Program
Program offers pre-kindergarten readiness support to children by building on social skills, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills. The program strives to offer many supports that are individual to family needs.

Community Action Plan for Children (CAPC)
Designed to promote the healthy development of children ages 0-6 years and their families. The program provides culturally appropriate support to families in the area of child health and development, positive parenting, promoting and building life skills and providing access to information, resources with an overall goal to promote health and well-being of Indigenous families.

Youth Red Road Program
Program for youth who have experienced violence and/or abusive relationships. Participants benefit in the Red Road for Children and Youth program by healing, confidence building, improving self-esteem, learning healthy habits and coping mechanisms.

Waabano Kwe Program
Waabano Kwe in Ojibwe translates to "New Dawn Woman". The program provides women who are victims of violence or within the child welfare system, with opportunities to identify and establish their knowledge and understanding of what is Mno Bimaadziwin "the good life".

Breaking Free from Family Violence
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.

Parenting Across the Lifecycle
Program is a branch of the Breaking Free from Family Violence program. This project is an Indigenous parenting program, spanning the lifecycle from infant, to child, to youth and beyond.

Aakwa' Ode' Ewin - Courage for Change
Assists in providing immediate response to women at risk of human trafficking or leaving a situation of trafficking, by providing immediate response and stabilization with transportation to safe housing and access to supports, as they require.

Indigenous Supportive Housing
Assists Indigenous individuals and families living in the Midland and Penetanguishene area who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in securing, or maintaining safe, affordable and appropriate housing. This program also provides property management services to the GBNWA Aazhoogamin Wiigwaamon Gaamig Affordable Housing Project.

Indigenous Women's Health Program
Provides support services, in Midland and Orillia, that improve the health and wellbeing of urban Indigenous women and their families, with a particular focus on prevention, diabetic health needs, chronic illness or disabilities to help them navigate through the health system.

Ska Be
Support Worker provides direct support services to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous seniors and persons with disabilities. Goal is to achieve a good quality of life that is reflective of our members needs and their culture.

Regional Indigenous Seniors Cultural Program
Provides culturally relevant support and programming to Indigenous seniors living in their own homes. Provides access to services, assist in keeping seniors in their home longer, and access to traditional ceremonies and teachings by a knowledgeable teacher.

New Project - Nokomis' Gifts
Project aims to build upon local talents in Indigenous Art and Crafting with the goal to create a storefront where entrepreneurs can sell their creations. It also strives to create mentorships and build skills within the community and work towards economic sustainability.

Mental Health & Addictions
The Indigenous Mental Health & Addictions Specialist works within a multi-disciplinary team to provide prevention, assessment, referral, clinical counselling and follow-up services to individuals and family members affected by mental health and substance use issues, specifically individuals who self-identify as Indigenous.

Service Details

Public Comments Covid-19 Please call for assistance - facility is closed but staff is available via phone
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility First Nations, Metis and Inuit community members
Application Call to arrange visits or events
Languages Ojibway - Programs, by request
Fees Membership - $5 ; None

Address and Location

Located In Community Midland
Address & Map
562 King St
Midland, ON
Canada L4R 4P3
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Physical Access Partially Accessible - Assistance needed

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-527-7043
Fax 705-527-4513
Primary Contact Kathy St. Amant, Manager / Waabano Kwe Program Coordinator

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