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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides services and support for Indigenous women who have experienced violence and for the families of missing and murdered 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 Thunder Bay
Eligibility Indigenous women who have experienced violence and the families of missing and murdered women throughout Northwestern Ontario
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 onwa@onwa.ca
Website www.onwa.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Indigenous Victim and Family Liaison
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 - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)