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Organization: Tungasuvvingat Inuit - Urban Inuit Community Centre  
Phone Numbers: Administration, Finance, Employment and Learning Centre 613-565-5885 * Mamisarvik Healing Centre 613-563-3546 * Community Support 613-749-4500
Fax: Administration, Finance, Employment and Learning Centre 613-563-4136 * Mamisarvik Healing Centre 613-563-3540 * Community Support 613-747-0629
1071 Richmond Rd W
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6R2
Intersection: New Orchard Ave and Richmond Rd
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Jason LeBlanc - Executive Director
Contacts: Mark Mongrain - Director Human Resources and Operations
613-565-5885 ext 219 *
Cindi Rye - Director of Programs
613-565-5885 ext 203 *
Service Description: Community centre that provides services adapted to the needs of Inuit clients

Youth Program (1071 Richmond Rd): Various programs that promote Inuit culture and language * life skills education * promotes exercise * provides alternatives to negative environments

Inuit Family Resource Centre (297 Savard Ave): Child development and nutrition * cultural development and retention * parenting and care-taking skills * community development * pre and postnatal program: support through pregnancy, birth and the first year of infancy

The Family Well-Being Program (1071 Richmond Rd): Prevention-focused, culturally-responsive supports to promote healthy communities by supporting families to heal from the effects of intergenerational trauma, reduce violence, and address the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in child welfare and youth justice systems

Mamisarvik Healing Centre (1863 Russell Road): Holistic and therapeutic treatment that helps clients end their dependency on drugs and alcohol, heal from past trauma and develop a healthy lifestyle. * Services include: * inquiry contact * intake * initial assessment treatment planning * case management * residential treatment * day and evening treatment * continuing care

Community Support Program (297 Savard Ave): Crisis intervention and referrals for the following issues: housing, legal, medical and social services * interpretation services and assistance in obtaining non-insured health benefits * weekly Inuit women’s healing circle * men's group

Community Support Centre: Supportive environment that attempts to duplicate the community spirit and cultural surrounding of the Inuit homelands. * Visitors can make tea and bannock, eat traditional food when available, read northern newspapers, and socialize with other Inuit. * Daily programs: clothing bank * employment services * computer and internet access * weekly community kitchen program

Housing Support Program (297 Savard Ave): Housing based case management program that serves clients who are chronically or episodically homeless, and who are at different stages of housing stability

Employment Services (1071 Richmond Rd): Assistance with writing resumes, cover letters, finding employment or training assists in the removal of barriers in the road to long-term employment

Educational Supports (1071 Richmond Rd.): Helps current and future Inuit post-secondary students to enhance their full potential and succeed at college and university programs

Fees: None
Application: Call, e-mail or drop-in to make an appointment
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Urban Inuit * Youth Program: Inuit youth 10-25 years of age * Inuit Family Resource Centre: Inuit children 0-13 years of age and their families * Health, Community support, Culture, Employment and Trauma and Addictions programs are open for all Inuit.
Languages: English ; Inuktitut
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of) ; Gatineau  
See Also: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Assessment and Treatment
Counselling - Personal, Family and Couple
Employment Assistance for Indigenous Peoples
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples
Prenatal Classes and Programs

This information was last completely updated on April 6, 2017

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