Orillia Native Women’s Group
The Community Action Program for Children provides parents and children with information on obesity and diabetes complications, teach good nutrition through good eating habits, physical activity, food safety, traditional/cultural foods and healthy child development.
The program will aim to provide traditional teachings and healing methods to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being for families and to end social isolation through parent/child relationship building.
The Canada Prenatal and Nutrition Program provides support by strengthening a positive cultural identity through culture awareness and strives to increase the knowledge and awareness of healthy pre and postnatal nutrition for parents and children.
Programming will aim to promote and improve the health of pre and postnatal mothers by encouraging physical activity and play. Mothers will leave with an increased awareness for pre and postnatal mothers about child development and child rearing.
Ambe Tigadaw: Let’s Grow Together is an Indigenous community garden collective created to address food insecurity and build capacity to develop, understand and coordinate local food production for the First Nations, Métis and Inuit community.
The Indigenous Parenting Program will work to discover the most effective ways to help Indigenous parents, children and families get the best start in the early years, promoting positive developmental health outcomes.
This program will look at the needs of the family as a whole and therefore will have the ability to not only address the needs of the children 0-6, it will help address other parental needs that impact healthy child development and that are evident in our communities such as domestic abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse and poverty.
Indigenous families with at least one child who resides in Orillia, Barrie, or Midland are welcome to join this program.
The Breaking Free from Family Violence Support Worker will support Indigenous women in a culturally rooted, holistic way, to assist women in navigating through the complex systems encountered when experiencing violence and involvement in child welfare matters.
The worker will focus on crisis management and stabilization, awareness, and education, planning and goal setting, liaise with service providers and provide conflict resolution support for Indigenous women and their families.
They will build dependable, reliable, and trustworthy relationships with women and mothers, while preserving their dignity and promoting a holistic approach among all service providers. This will help ensure the rights of the mother and child are both upheld.