The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) continues to honour the vision of our founders by providing a welcoming atmosphere for all Aboriginal women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. As a registered charity, we offer life-enhancing resources, cultural ceremonies and teachings, skill development, and programs to build our collective capacity and celebrate our cultures.
Each program provides distinct services, with different eligibility requirements. Please feel free to explore each program’s page or contact the individual coordinators to find which would be a good fit for you.
- Enduring a violent situation, at home or elsewhere?
- Involved in the child welfare system?
- A legal or justice issue?
- Looking to recover from substance use or health issues?
You’ve come to the right place.
Our work and direction is guided by the Seven Sacred teachings: Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, and Truth. We invite all women to participate in our cultural programs and activities.
Our Investing in Women’s Future (IWF) program helps Aboriginal women find employment, training, or support in starting their own businesses. We help women build their resumes, find work placements, conduct job searches, and access our “Dress for Success” clothing bank.
If you are expecting, have recently had a baby, or care for a child under six years old. The Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC) Program can help you prepare for your baby, learn to take care of your child, and find ongoing support in your community.
If you are homeless, about to be evicted, or need to leave your home.
We can help you find safe, affordable housing for you and your children. Whether you are leaving a violent or unsafe situation, applying for social housing, gathering support letters, talking to your landlord, and/or dealing with the Landlord Tenant Board, we are here for you.
We get together every week to support each other and celebrate our culture. The program is open to any Toronto-based, self-identifying Aboriginal females, between the ages of 12 and 24. The Youth Drop-In Program is organised and facilitated by dedicated youth volunteers.