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Native Women Inc

Site: Niagara Chapter

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-871-8770
Fax 905-871-9262
Primary Contact Wendy Sturgeon, Executive Director
Site Details
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) COVID-19 - The office is currently closed. The phone line is being monitored as well the general email Staff will get back to individuals when they can. 
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
Languages English
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)
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1983
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations
Elections Annually
Service Categories Alternative Dispute Resolution ~ Indigenous Communities ; Foster Parent/Family Recruitment ~ Indigenous Communities ; Transitional Housing for Foster Youth ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Foster Children
Events Annual Children's Christmas Party 
Annual General Meeting 
Annual BIG Yard Sale 
Annual Scholarship 
Annual Native Women of the Year Award