Ontario Native Women's Association

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: Building Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Supports Indigenous women to become leaders in their communities through the following initiatives: 
  • Leadership skills development training on leadership methods, facilitation skills, board development training, and financial literacy 
  • Mentorship by established ONWA locals for women in less established centres/member groups to provide effective community leadership 
  • Public education, development and use of community and information networks to help promote awareness of Aboriginal women in leadership roles 
  • Planning sessions for Indigenous women from four communities to shape the training program to address specific needs of their communities for community development leadership and business development leadership
Offers training on the following topics: 
  • Social and economic issues, trends and implications 
  • Change management and becoming an agent of change 
  • Hands-on strategic planning - a model for personal, community, or business planning 
  • Life balance: stress management, healing, personal boundaries; separating self from career, family, and community 
  • Communications and media relations 
  • The challenges of leadership: accountability, performance, decision-making, delegation, and mentoring 
  • Empowerment through experiential learning 
  • Resolving conflict with integrity, creating options, and managing anger 
  • Facilitation and organizational skills
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Indigenous women
Application Call to register
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 bawl@onwa.ca
Website www.onwa.ca
Primary Contact BAWL Coordinator; Phone: 807-623-3442 ext 8581; Email: sknott@onwa.ca
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 Partially Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial