Native Women Inc
Site: Niagara Chapter
|Record #: NIA1484||Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018||Last Full Update: 31 Oct 2016|
|Primary Contact||Wendy Sturgeon, Executive Director|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||Fort Erie|
|Address & Map||
1088 Garrison Rd
Fort Erie, ON L2A 1N9
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|Intersection||Garrison Rd and Gilmore Rd|
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||A not-for-profit charitable organization that focuses on improving the quality of life for urban Aboriginal women and their families in the Niagara Region.
Aboriginal Child Advocate Program: This program is a partnership between FACS Niagara and Niagara Chapter - Native Women Inc, funded through the Ministry of Child and Youth Services. It provides an Aboriginal Staff who works with children and families in contact with FACS Niagara. The Staff also provides education and cultural teachings to FACS Niagara Staff and works to develop and increase the number of Aboriginal Foster Homes in the Region so Aboriginal children in crisis can be placed with an Aboriginal family wherever possible.
Aboriginal Approaches to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program: This program works to assist Aboriginal children and families through providing an alternative to the court system. The goal is to keep Aboriginal children and families out of court by resolving issues within a culturally appropriate way. For more information call and ask for the Coordinator.
Aboriginal Youth in Transition: A program specific to youth who are leaving foster care and ready to move to adult hood. Aboriginal youth (16-24) who are or were a crown ward or in customary care are eligible for this Ministry of Child and Youth Services funded program. A worker can assist with a "rights of passage" plan for youth including building on community, aboriginal culture and education, employment opportunities, life skills, housing opportunities, building physical and mental health and helping to establish long-term connections and relationships.
Other Services include: cultural activities, a reference and resource library, Annual Scholarships for Post Secondary students, Native Woman of the Year Recognition Award, advocacy on regional and institutional steering and planning committees, for college and university students as well as community members on a case by case basis.
The organization is involved and committed to providing information that will provide an understanding and awareness of Aboriginal culture.
|Hours||Call for information|
|Eligibility||Urban Indigenous Community/ Families (women, men and youth)
FNMI> status and non- status
|Application||Call for information|
|Fees||Membership ; Individual (native full voting member) $5; Family $10; Associate (non-native, non-voting SUPPORTER) $2; Senior (60-69 yrs) $2; Senior (70+) Free|
|Physical Access||Wheelchair Accessibility;
Parking- Designated- Useable
Entrance- Ramp with railings on both sides of the ramp (a person in a wheelchair would require minimal assistance) and
Washrooms- Accessible (a person in a wheelchair would require no assistance)
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Funding||Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations|
|Service Categories||Alternative Dispute Resolution ~ Indigenous Communities ; Cultural Heritage Groups ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Foster Parent/Family Recruitment ~ Indigenous Communities ; Life Skills Education ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Foster Children ; Student Financial Aid ~ Indigenous Communities|
|Events||Annual Children's Christmas Party
Annual General Meeting
Annual BIG Yard Sale
Annual Native Women of the Year Award