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Tungasuvvingat Inuit

Site: Ottawa

Service: Urban Inuit Community Centre

Alternate Name CV19 ; HT1 ; HT2 ; OCR ; TI
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1071 Richmond Rd W
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R2
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Intersection New Orchard Ave and Richmond Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (9 Jun 2020) Tungasuvvingat Inuit Food Bank is open for Inuk in need of food support. * Contact TI worker for details or call Paulina at 613-857-1709. * All TI non-essential services programming are suspended until further notice. Mamisarvik Healing Centre is an essential service for the participants. * This information is regularly updated on their Facebook page.

Community centre that provides services adapted to the needs of Inuit clients

The Family Well-Being Program (1071 Richmond Rd): Prevention-focused, culturally-responsive supports to promote healthy communities * supports families to heal from the effects of intergenerational trauma, reduce violence * addresses the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in child welfare and youth justice systems Child development and nutrition * cultural development and retention * parenting and care-taking skills * community development * pre and postnatal program

Youth Program (1071 Richmond Rd, 297 Savard): Various programs that promote Inuit culture and language * life skills education * promotes exercise * provides alternatives to negative environments

Counselling Services: assists clients with day to day personal and emotion struggles * Inuit Residential School Program provides support to former IRS students and their families.

Community Support Program, Drop In (297 Savard Ave): supportive environment attempting to duplicate the community spirit and cultural surrounding of the Inuit homelands * socialization opportunities * settlement services, housing assistance and information and referral to legal, medical and social services * Interpretation services and assistance in obtaining non-insured health benefits * weekly Inuit women’s healing circle * men's group and Community Kitchen, Weekly Food Bank

Housing Support Services (297 Savard Ave): housing-based case management program for clients who are chronically or episodically homeless * general Housing assistance * crisis intervention services

Inuit Court and Justice Programs (604 Laurier West): offers supports to Inuit involved with the legal system. Restorative Justice model and Gladue Services

Exiting Sex Trade/Anti Human Trafficking Program (604 Laurier West): offers support to Inuit involved in the sex trade being trafficked or at risk in a harm reduction model

Employment Services (1071 Richmond Rd): assistance with writing resumes, cover letters, finding employment or training assists in the removal of barriers in the road to long-term employment

Cultural Programming : Cultural events and activities throughout the year * Inuit craft workshops * Elders Tea
Hours COVID-19 -- Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ontario ; Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Urban Inuit * age restriction depending on program
Application Call, email or visit website for more information
Languages English ; Inuktitut
Fees None
Service Categories Child Development Classes ~ Indigenous Communities ; Childbirth Education ~ Indigenous Communities ; Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment ~ Alcohol Use Disorder ~ Indigenous Communities ; Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment ~ Drug Use Disorders ~ Indigenous Communities ; Cultural Heritage Groups ~ Indigenous Communities ; Cultural Transition Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ; Diversity Awareness Training ~ Indigenous Peoples Issues ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ Indigenous Communities ; Family Life Education ; Food Preparation Facilities ~ Indigenous Communities ; General Counselling Services ~ Indigenous Communities ; General Expectant/New Parent Assistance ~ Indigenous Communities ; General Medical Care ~ Indigenous Communities ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Indigenous Communities ; Indigenous Employment Programs ; Indigenous Employment Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Juvenile Delinquency Prevention ~ Indigenous Communities ; Nutrition Education ~ Indigenous Communities ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ~ Indigenous Communities ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Indigenous Communities ; Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ~ Adolescents ~ Indigenous Communities ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Indigenous Peoples Issues ; Public Internet Access Sites ~ Indigenous Communities ; Relapse Prevention Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities ~ Indigenous Communities ; Sex Trade Transition Programs ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Indigenous Communities ; Traditional Indigenous Healing ; Wellness Programs ~ Diabetes ~ Indigenous Communities ; Youth Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ; Youth Enrichment Programs ~ Indigenous Communities
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone Administration, Finance, Employment and Learning Centre 613-565-5885 ; Housing and Community Support 613-749-4500 ; Inuit Court and Justice Services and Exiting Sex Trade/Anti Human Trafficking 613-232-4477
Fax Administration, Finance, Employment and Learning Centre 613-565-5885 ; Mamisarvik Healing Centre 613-792-8132 ext 226 * Community Support 613-747-0629
Social Media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Joël Lamoureux, Communications Manager; Phone: 613-299-4684; Email:
Alternate Contact Mark Mongrain, Director of Human Resources and Operations; Phone: 613-565-5885 ext 219; Email:
Primary Executive Jason LeBlanc, Executive Director; Email:
Other Details
Established 1987
Funding City / Town ; Provincial ; Federal ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108145079 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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