Who We Are
One of ten Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC), the award-winning Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health provides a wide range of medical clinics, social services and support, and youth programs for Ottawa’s 40,000+ Indigenous people.
All services are based on implementing best practices for community health care, and Wabano also incorporates the teachings, culture, and traditions of Indigenous people. This unique approach is what makes Wabano special.
Established in the National Capital Region in 1998, the mandate of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is to prevent ill health, treat illness, and provide support and aftercare programming. Our services are offered in a culturally sensitive way that welcomes, accepts and represents all Indigenous people.
The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an urban health centre that:
- Provides quality, holistic, culturally relevant health services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities of Ottawa;
- Engages in clinical, social, economic and cultural initiatives that promote the health of all Indigenous people;
- Promotes community-building through education and advocacy; and,
- Serves as a centre of excellence for urban Indigenous health.
We envision a world in which all First Nation, Inuit and Métis people have achieved full and equitable access to the conditions of health including pride in ancestry, cultural reclamation, peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable environment, resources, social justice, and where the gifts and wisdom of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis cultures are recognized as valuable, distinctive and beautiful.
Canadian charitable number: 873580690-RR0001
Your donations allow us to:
Invest in a better future for Indigenous youth, w, men and seniors in your community
Make a real change in a cycle of revolving poverty and unemployment within the Indigenous community
Strengthen the local economy through training and education programs that will result in creating an entrepreneurial spirit