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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides services and support for Indigenous women who have experienced abuse/violence and for the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW); functions under the The Missing and Murdered Women Initiative 
  • Provides services based on the individual needs of families of MMIW, families and friends of homicide victims, and those who have experienced violence 
  • Provides support and guidance to victims and/or their families as they interact with the criminal justice system and/or recover from the trauma of the crime 
  • Aims to raise awareness of the criminal justice program and existing support services 
  • Works to educate the justice system and service providers on how to help Indigenous women and their families 
  • Offers public education, awareness and prevention initiatives about violence against Indigenous women, the issues related to murdered/missing women and their families, and the criminal justice system for victims/families
 
Services and supports for victims/families involved with the criminal justice system include: 
  • Assistance understanding the criminal justice process 
  • Support at meetings with police, courts and other service providers 
  • Support at court 
  • Crisis and emergency response due to violence/death 
  • Financial support for emergency expenses 
  • Support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence such as accessing treatment for STIs/STDs, accessing women’s shelters and relevant ONWA programs 
  • Healing services including talking circles, cultural healing, Elder's guidance and referrals to other services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility Indigenous women who have experienced violence and the families of missing and murdered women throughout Northwestern Ontario
Application Call to register
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone Thunder Bay 1-800-667-0816
Fax Kenora 807-468-3904 
Thunder Bay 807-623-1104
E-Mail onwa@onwa.ca
Website www.onwa.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Bryanne Machimity, Indigenous Victim and Family Liaison; Phone: 1-800-667-0816 ext 8203; Email: bmachimity@onwa.ca
Located In Community Kenora
Address Women's Place Kenora
530 3rd St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2M3
 
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Intersection 3rd St N and 8th Ave N
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- One designated handicapped parking spot; Entrance -- Accessible from street level but no automatic push button; Washroom -- Accessible with holding bar ; Wheelchair accessibility available through back entrance; front entrance has stairs
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)