Ontario Native Women's Association

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: Aakwa'ode'ewin (Courage for Change)

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides supports for Indigenous women, youth and girls affected by sexual exploitation
Crisis services include: 
  • Immediate response to women at risk of human trafficking or leaving a situation of trafficking 
  • Stabilization with transportation to safe housing 
  • Collaboration with police services as required 
  • Access to ongoing trauma-informed, culturally-based crisis care and supports as needed
Long-term supports and services include: 
  • Case management 
  • Developing safety plans 
  • Short and long-term planning 
  • One on one supportive counselling 
  • Referrals and transportation/accompaniment to community resources 
  • Follow-up services as required
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Crisis response services Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Indigenous women, youth and girls at risk of human trafficking, leaving a situation of human trafficking or affected in any way by sexual exploitation
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Ojibway - Staff person, no services provided
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-623-3442
Toll Free Phone 1-800-667-0816
Fax 807-623-1104
E-Mail onwa@onwa.ca
Website www.onwa.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Crisis Response Worker
Site Location North Ward, former St John Elementary School site
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 380 Ray Blvd
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4E6
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Intersection Ray Blvd and Queen St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial