NWRC is a registered charity with a mission to support Indigenous women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. Through our programming, ceremonies, and community events we offer our members and clients essential resources to enhance all aspects of their life (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) while building our collective capacity to strengthen our community and celebrate our cultures.
About Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto
The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRC) continues to honour the vision of our founders by providing a welcoming atmosphere for all Aboriginal women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. As a registered charity, we offer emergency services, through our Housing and Advocacy programs as well as our lunch program and Grocery Support. We provide life-enhancing resources through our Education and Investing in Women's Futures Employment program. We support families and children through our Aboriginal Healthy Babies Program and Pimaatisiwin Program. Finally, we provide cultural ceremonies and teachings to build our collective capacity to celebrate our culture
In the fall, we host the sisters in Spirit vigil to honour the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and to stand alongside their families to offer support, educate the public, and commemorate the lives of our Indigenous women and girls. We also host The Minaake Awards Ceremony which is an annual event that celebrates local Aboriginal women and youth who have made positive changes in their lives, made significant contributions to their communities, and continue to be an inspiration to others. In Ojibwe, “Minaake” (pronounced min-nah-kay) means people who are on the good path.
In all that we do, we are guided by the Seven Sacred teachings: Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, and Truth. We bring these teachings, our traditions, and our cultures into our programming, events, and ways of being.