At Inuuqatigiit Centre, we acknowledge the gift of being on Anishnabek territory and specifically on Algonquin Territory. We want to recognize the two closest Algonquin First Nation communities: Kitigan Zibi and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan. We also recognize that today – Ottawa is a gathering place for First Nations, Inuit and Métis from across Canada. This land acknowledgement commits us to the original relationship we are building together – through friendship and peace.
There are so many great resources online that we thought you might find some of the links below useful. If you have a link you think our site could benefit from, contact us and share your link. It may be added to the list. Here is a quick list of resources for you to access should you require any further supports.
Stay healthy and take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbours, if you are able!
Inuuqatigiit’s Bridging the Gap Presenters (Genova and Aalla) are offering free virtual presentations for K-12 for OCDSB schools to increase awareness of Inuit culture and history through authentic learning experiences. Educators are encouraged to sign up through the Indigenous Education K-8 Currents Community. For more information contact Holly Alguire for more information at 343-574-9090.
Cultural Enrichment Workshops with Inuuqatigiit’s Bridging the Gap Presenters (Genova and Aalla) are available for staff meetings and parent council. Principals can contact Holly Alguire for more information at 343-574-9090.
Kilie Dewe, B.SW, Youth Systems Navigator, Mental Health supports, 343-550-4676
24 hours a day 7 days a week- Sexual Assault Support Centre at 613-234-2266
Unsafe at Home Ottawa is a secure text and online chat service for women who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Text us: 613-704-5535
Tel-Aide Outaouais (FR) from 8 a.m. to midnight every day: 613-741-6433
Justice for Children and Youth (to speak with a lawyer): 416-920-1633 or 1-866-999-5329
Kids Help Phone (24/7): 1-800-668-6868 or text at 686868
Youth Services Bureau (24/7): 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 chat online 24/7
YSB Distress Centre 24 hours/7 days a week : 613-260-2360 or via chat at YSB
Mental Health Crisis Line 613-722-6914
Seniors Safety Line 1 866 299 1011.
LGBT Youthline (Mon-Fri from 4-9:30pm): 1-800-268-9688
Aboriginal Lifecycle Resources
This resource list provides information about programs/services that may help prevent children from being taken into care by strengthening parenting skills and supports for families at risk. Program/activities are for parents/caregivers of First Nation, Inuit or Métis children. To download this resource, click here.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami — The National Representational Organization Protecting and Advancing the Rights and Interests of Inuit in Canada
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Inuit Early Childhood Development Working Group are proud of the successful launch of Katiqsugat Inuit Early Learning Resources
CYCC Network, The Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network
You Turn, Youth Support Services
St. Joe’s Women’s Centre, dedicated to the needs of women and their children