Indigenous Communities

Indigenous communities are the First Peoples of this Land, Turtle Island, presently known as Canada. Resources here cover topics such as decolonization, reconciliation, residential school survivors, anti-Indigeneity, and Indigenous history.

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations provides prevention education and support for 2-Spirit, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit people living with or at risk for HIV and related co-infections in the Greater Toronto Area. Their work is based on indigenous philosophies of holistic health and wellness.



Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre of Winnipeg, Inc.

The Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre offers a wide range of health services to the Aboriginal community of Winnipeg including: homelessness support, IRS supports, mentoring and prevention for FASD, an more.



Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI

The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI Inc (AWAPEI) is a non-profit, representative organization. AWAPEI offers many programs, projects, and services that work to enhance, support, educate, and empower the well-being of Indigenous women through capacity building, focus groups, prevention, awareness, and equal opportunities.



Acceptance Education

This site is an intentional space to explore and learn from Indigenous authored literature.


Ben Calf Robe Society

Children Are Sacred. Their work will strive to protect and enhance that sacredness by providing Aboriginal children and their families with holistic education, supportive social services, and programs of high quality and cultural relevance.



Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

The Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies initiative report and toolkit centers the

experiences and resistance efforts of Indigenous women and young people in order to expose

and curtail the impacts of extractive industries on their communities and lands.



Circles for Reconciliation

The aim of Circles for Reconciliation is to establish trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The means to achieve this is the creation of small gatherings of an equal number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in discussion circles.



Decolonize Everything

Their mission is to catalyze social change to transform colonial narratives & impacts with workshop facilitation, transformative organizational development, decolonizing workbooks & communication design grounded in Squamish Matriarchy.


First Nations Child & Family Caring Society

The Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities.



The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

Inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Their goal is to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all peoples in Canada. "Secret Path" is the last album by Gordon Downie, which brought a lot of attention to the issue.



Gwich’in Tribal Council

Established in 1992, the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) is an Indigenous organization that represents Gwich’in Participants in the Mackenzie-Delta of the Northwest Territories and across Canada



Idle No More

Idle No More is an indigenous- and women-led social movement with a call for re-founded nation-to-nation relations based on mutual respect. Their vision is to encourage people to join in a peaceful revolution which honours Indigenous sovereignty and protects the land.



Indigenous Ally Tookit

This is an 8-page guide to Indigenous allyship.


Indigenous Ally Tookit

RAVEN raises legal defence funds to assist Indigenous Peoples who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories.



Indigenous Crisis Support Line

In the interactive map, you will be able to hover on each province, where hotline phone numbers will appear. All details on the lines and more resources, divided by provinces are listed below the map.



Indigenous Cultural Healing Supports

A list of cultural healing resources and mental health counselling specifically for Indigenous Peoples in Winnipeg and Manitoba is included here.



Indigenous Health: Toronto Community Resources

This resource is mass list of health-related (mental, physical, cultural, and spiritual) resources specifically for Indigenous Peoples in Toronto and the GTA.


Indigenous Nurses

The mission of the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association is to improve the health of Indigenous Peoples, by supporting Indigenous Nurses and by promoting the development and practice of Indigenous Health Nursing.


Indigenous Peoples

Find Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Learn more about Indigenous peoples and communities.



Indigenous Resources: Truth & Reconciliation

This guide provides access to resources on Indigenous history, communities, and culture in Canada and NS, as well as government documents. It was developed in consultation with members of the Indigenous community in Nova Scotia and NSCC.



Indigenous Youth Justice Toolkit

Level, a Canadian charitable organization, developed this toolkit to help youth navigate the justice system. It is Indigenous youth led, designed, and informed.



Indigenous Youth Outreach Program

Level’s Indigenous Youth Outreach Program is an innovative justice education and mentorship program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth aged 11 - 18. With its focus on building relationships, the program provides the youth participants with a positive experience with the justice system during a critical time of their development.



Indspire

Indspire is an Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.



Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

They serve as a national voice protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada



Ka Ni Kanichihk

This organization has several services and resources for Indigenous Communities.


Kialala Lelulum

Kílala Lelum (Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative) aims to partner Indigenous Elders with physicians and allied health professionals to provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care to the community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.



LEARN: Education for Reconciliation

LEARN works with schools, communities, and organizations in Quebec to put useful resources in the hands of educators. Their goal is to be more inclusive of Indigenous histories and to foster bonds between communities. Their website has many resources for educators use to supplement their education material.



Legal Help - Access Pro Bono

Access Pro Bono is a small independent organization that operates a free lawyer referral service and several pro bono programs serving the critical legal needs of people and non-profit organizations across BC.



Manitoba Foundations Guide

This guide is an excellent resource for educators and anyone who wants an introduction to the Indigenous peoples in the Manitoba area. It highlights the history and effects of colonialism and steps that are being taken to decolonize. The guide was made by elders, knowledge keepers, community members, and Indigenous organizations across Manitoba.



Mino Collective

The Mino Collective an independent, grassroots group of young Indigenous people working together to solve health inequities that disproportionately affect our community. Using technology and media, our goal is to make traditional knowledge and health resources accessible to people living in Toronto. Mino Collective is developing the Mino Map, a Mobile app that supports people to live a good life. This new tool will map out community services, health resources and life promotion tools. Our initiative aims to substantially eliminate the challenges that Indigenous youth face in navigating and accessing social, cultural, and health-related resources in Toronto.



Montreal Indigenous Community Network

The Montreal Indigenous community NETWORK supports the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities living in the greater Montreal area to improve their quality of life.



National Centre for Truth & Conciliation

The NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.



Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

NCCT is a membership based charity organization that provides social, recreational, cultural, and spiritual services to Indigenous people in Toronto.



Native Counselling Services of Alberta

NCSA has been providing programs and services designed and delivered for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people in Alberta for over 50 years. We started by providing court worker assistance with the goal of attaining fair and equitable treatment for Indigenous people across the province.



Native Land

Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as our map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide.



Native Montreal

Native Montreal helps improve the holistic health, cultural strength and success of Indigenous families, individuals, and community living in the greater Montreal area.



Native Women's Association of NWT

NWA is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1977 to empower and support Indigenous women and their families throughout the NWT. They are committed to being the voice of Indigenous women & to establishing relationships with all levels of government and other organizations to ensure all Indigenous women and their families will live free from social and economic distress. They also intend to promote their sacred roles as valued and respected community members, preserving their culture, language and heritage.



Prairie Spirit Connections Inc.

Prairie Spirit Connections Inc. is a non-profit, community-based organization that is dedicated to improving the conditions and well-being of Aboriginal people. The primary focus is to assist the Aboriginal community by offering programs and services to help them reconnect with their traditional cultural heritage.



Pro Bono Legal Help

Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) is a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes access to justice in Alberta by creating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono (free) legal services to persons of limited means.



Programs for Indigenous Youth and Adults

Outward Bound Canada’s programs for Indigenous youth and young adults are intended to bring together Indigenous Peoples from across the country to experience and connect with the Land. Courses are funded by donors, offered in regions across the country, and include backpacking, hiking, canoeing and kayaking.


Project 1907 Project1907 aims to elevate voices that are underrepresented and undervalued in mainstream political, social and cultural discourse.


Reconciliation: A Starting Point

The Reconciliation: A Starting Point app is a reference tool for learning about First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, including key historical events and reconciliation initiatives.


Reconciliation Canada

Reconciliation Canada is leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.



Resources for Reconciliation

A detailed list of resources for former Residential School survivors in new Brunswick following the discovery of unmarked graves.



Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre

The SIMFC supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural distinctiveness by providing community development services that holistically support all ages. Its programming includes sports, festivals, and cultural activities, along with important services that holistically meet the needs of families and individuals alike.



Settler Responsibilities

This site has a number of links regarding settler responsibilities towards indigenous people.

Settlers Take Action

This guide included steps to take as settlers to support Indigenous people and unlearn + protest colonial structures.


Skookum Jim Friendship Center

They are a non-profit organization committed to a vision of bettering the spiritual, emotional, mental & physical well being of First Nations peoples, fostering the way of Friendship & understanding between people.



Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour

The SNIWWOC is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to the empowerment of women. SNIWWOC operates from a holistic and integrated service model that addresses the social, cultural and political realities of immigrant and indigenous communities. Their work is informed by a commitment to reproductive justice.



Talk 4 Healing

Culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario.



The Ballantyne Project

This is an Indigenous youth-led organization that works towards bringing awareness to Canadians about the unique challenges faced by individuals living in remote Indigenous communities, with a specific focus on youth and young adults.



The Legacy of Hope Foundation

They are a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families, the post-traumatic stress disorders that many First Nations, Inuit, and Metis continue to experience, all while trying to address racism, foster empathy and understanding and inspire action to improve the situation of Indigenous Peoples today. The LHF supports the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors, and their families and seeks their input on projects that honour them.


True North Aid

True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern and remote Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. With more than 60% of Indigenous children living below the poverty line, there is much work to be done. The issue facing Indigenous communities in Canada are complex. True North Aid believes that self-governance and self-determination is the key to closing the poverty gap.


Truth and Reconciliation Resources

ACIC provides a page with a list of truth and reconciliation resources. There are resources for Indigenous Peoples, such as information about generational trauma, and resources for allies , such as petition links and ways to take action.



Turtle Island Safer Spaces

Turtle Island is a cultural awareness and anti-racism project in Edmonton, Alberta. Its volunteers guide and support businesses/organizations in their efforts to disrupt racism in their establishments.



Urban Native Youth Association

Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. Our Vision: Empowered Indigenous youth leading and inspiring all Nations.



Wellness and Healing

This is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. They strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.



We Matter Campaign

We Matter is a national campaign designed to share the message to Indigenous youth struggling with suicidal thoughts and other hardships that no matter how hopeless or lonely things feel, there is always a way forward. Youth can view videos, stories and art others have posted and share their own experience, hope and voice through the same media.



Yukon First Nations Education Directorate

YFNED is dedicated to capacity-building, systems and resources development, second-level educational programs and services enhancement, and learner supports. YFNED advances First Nation decision-making and aspirations for control over education, providing technical support, research and advice for Framework Agreement processes, and advocates for First Nation student success across the system.

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