The Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad (Finding Their Way Home) Program uses a cultural approach to help people find housing. We believe that a strong sense of culture is important for healing and identity and our team helps to provide culturally-appropriate assessment tools guided by Indigenous knowledge holders and experts in the field of supportive housing and help others on their journey of finding a home.

With an Indigenous approach, cultural assessments, and medicine wheel teachings, we aim to guide and help members of our program through their journey to housing. By setting goals, advocating for others’ behalves and working together, our program is there to help.  We also make referrals to local Indigenous agencies, provide access to traditional healing services and even house our own cultural program and events.

*Note: The Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Program is only available in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Timmins. 

Le programme Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad (« Trouver le chemin de la maison ») s’appuie sur une démarche culturelle pour aider les participants à trouver un logement. Nous estimons qu’un sentiment culturel bien ancré est important pour la guérison et l’identité. Notre équipe aide à fournir des outils d’évaluation culturellement adaptés, orientés par des détenteurs de savoirs autochtones et des experts dans le domaine du logement avec services de soutien. Cela permet d’épauler les participants au programme dans leur démarche pour trouver un chez-eux.

Grâce à une approche autochtone, à des évaluations culturelles et aux enseignements de la roue médicinale, nous nous employons à guider et à aider les participants au programme tout au long de leur parcours vers le logement. En fixant des objectifs, en défendant les intérêts des participants et en travaillant ensemble, nous proposons un vrai programme d’aide. Nous orientons également nos clients vers des organismes autochtones locaux, nous leur donnons accès à des services de guérison traditionnelle et nous organisons même notre propre programme et nos propres événements culturels.

*Note: The Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Program is only available in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Timmins. 

ᒥᑭᓇ ᐧᐃᑭᐧᐊᐟ (ᐁ ᒥᐢᑲᑭᐠ ᑫ ᐃᔑ ᑭᐧᐁᒋᐠ – Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad) ᐊᑐᐢᑫᐧᐃᐣ, ᐅᑕ ᐊᑐᐢᑫᐧᐃᓂᐠ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᑕᒧᐧᐃᐣ ᐊᐸᑕᐣ ᑭᒋ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᒋᐠ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᑭᒋ ᒥᐢᑲᑭᐠ ᐧᐊᐢᑲᐃᑲᓂᓂᐤ᙮ ᓂᑕᐧᐯᔦᓂᑌᓇᐣ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃᐧᐃᐣ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑕᐸᑕᐠ ᑭᒋ ᒥᓄᐸᓂᓇᓂᐧᐊᐠ᙮ ᑲ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᑕᑭᐠ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐧᐃᓂᓂᐤ ᓂᐧᐃᒋᐃᑯᓇᐣ ᑭᒋ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᑕᒪᐠ ᑫ ᐃᔑ ᓇᑕᐧᐃ ᒥᐢᑲᒪᐠ ᑫ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᑯᔭᐠ ᑭᒋ ᒥᐢᑲᒪᐠ ᑫ ᐃᔑ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᒋᐠ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᑭᒋ ᒥᐢᑲᑭᐠ ᑫ ᐃᔑ ᐧᐃᑭᒋᐠ᙮

ᐁ ᐊᐸᒋᑕᔭᐠ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᑕᒧᐧᐃᐣ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐊᓂᒪ ᒥᑎᓯᐣ ᐧᐃᓪ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃᐣ ᐁᑯᑕᓂ ᐧᐁᒋ ᐧᐃᒋᐊᑭᒋᐠ ᑲ ᐊᑐᐢᑲᑕᑭᒋᐠ ᑭᒋ ᒥᐢᑲᑭᐠ ᐧᐊᐢᑲᐃᑲᓂᓂᐤ᙮ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐧᐊᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ, ᐁ ᐊᔭᒥᐢᐁᓇᐧᐊᑭᒋᐠ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒪᑲ ᐁ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᑐᓇᓂᐧᐊᐠ, ᐃᑕᐧᑲᐣ ᐊᐣᑕ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᐧᐁᐧᐃᐣ᙮ ᓂᐧᐃᑕᒧᐧᐊᓇᓂᐠ ᑫᑯ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᐊᑐᐢᑫᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᑫ ᑭ ᐅᒋ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᒋᐠ, ᓂᐧᐃᒋᐊᓇᓂᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᑫ ᑭ ᐅᒋ ᑲᒋᑎᓇᑭᐠ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᐣᑐᑯᐃᐧᐁᐧᐃ ᐊᑐᐢᑫᐧᐃᓇ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐧᐊᐧᐊᐨ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᐧᐁᐧᐃᐣ ᓀᐢᑕ ᑐᑕᒧᐧᐃᑲ ᐃᑕᐧᑲᐧᓇ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᔭᐠ᙮

*Note: The Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Program is only available in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Timmins. 

Owi Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Nankiiwin nikaazam inaadiziwin naagzowaabmjigaadeg awii naadmaagaaziwaad bemaadizijig awii mikamwaad endaang. Ndo debwewendamami owi mashkowendaagwog inaadiziwin gichi piitendaagwog owi nooojimaawin miinwaa nisidendamowin miinwaa waaji nakiindijig naadmaagemigad awii temgag inaadiziwin maagsemigag dabizhigaadeg nikaaziwinan e’daakaadamowaad Giizhaa Agaa Yaajig gikendamowin nyaagdowendamajig miinwaa negijitojig owi aasgaabwitamaagewin wiigwaaman miinaa naadamowindwaa bekaanzijig ani zhaawaad awii mikamiwaad endaawaad.

Owi Giizhaa Agaa Yaajig nikaazang, inaadiziwin dabizhigaadeg, miinwaa mashkiki detibisen gikinomaagewinan, ndo nendamami awii zhinomoongid miinwaa naadamowingid waajii-ejig ndo nankiiwininaa ani zhaawaad awii debinamiwaad endaang. Zhisijigaadeg awaa nda gshkitoong, ginoodamowindwaa gwaya bkaan onji miinwaa wiiji nakiindiwin, ndo nankiiwininaa temgad awii naadmaageng. Miinwaa age ndo zhitonaanin gagaandanaagewinan newen besha etegin Giizhaa agaa Yaajig nakiiwinan, miigwe-aang zhisewin newen inaadiziwin noojimowin zhichigewinan miinwaa yaamaang ndo inaadiziwin nankiiwinan miinwaa inakamigdowinan.

*Note: The Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Program is only available in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Timmins. 

Ne Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad (Sahonahtentionhátie) Kaia’takehnhà:tshera wátstha ne Onkwehón:we nihotirihò:ten ne ahshakotinonhsatshénria’se. Tionkwehtáhkwen tsi iorihowá:nen ne Onkwehón:we tsi nihotirihò:ten ne aonsaieie’wén:ta’ne táhnon aiontatién:terahkwe táhnon onkwanèn:ra iethiienawà:ses ahotiién:ta’ne iontstáhkwa né:ne tkarihwaié:ri tsi nihotirihò:ten ne Onkwehón:we ronaterien’tara’tsherenhá:wi táhnon ratirihwaienté:ri ratinenhrì:ne ne aorihwà:ke ne ronwatiia’takéhnhas tsi rontenonhsí:saks táhnon ahonwatiia’takéhnha akó:ren tsi iontenonhsí:saks.

Tsi wátston ne Onkwehón:we nihotirihò:ten, nihotirihò:ten ionte’nienténhstha, táhnon onónhkwa okahkwèn:ta karihonniennì:tshera, iakwanién:te aiethinenhrì:ne táhnon aiethiia’takéhnha ne ronatià:tare tsi rontenonhsí:saks. Tsi iakwaieronnítstha nahò:ten iakwanién:te, teiethiwennáhkwa ne akó:ren akorihwà:ke táhnon tetewaié:nas, ken’ iákwe’s ne aiethiié:nawa’se. Ne ò:ni iethihsennaniéhtha ne Onkwehón:we kentiohkwa’shón:’a, iethiiate’shennaién:nis onkwehonwehnéha ahatiia’takehnha’tsheratshén:ri ahonwatítsiente táhnon tewanonhsótha ne onkwá:wen tsi nitewatiérha tsi niionkwarihò:ten aorihwà:ke táhnon nahò:ten’k waterihwahtentià:tha.

*Note: The Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Program is only available in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Timmins. 

Li Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad (Mishkamwak Wiyawow Aen Weekiwahk) Aen Koonploon awpachistaw aen cultural approach ishi weechihiwayt li mood aen mishkahk en maezoun. Aen tawpwastaynan aykwanima for mooshihaywin aen culture aenportaan poor la sawntee akwa nishtawaymiwin akwa niyanawn aen team weechihiwaywak ishi da bor culturally-appropriate keestwawm igzaminee aen tools neekawneewin ouschi Lii Pramyii Nawsyoon mishtahi kishkayhtem ka michiminahk akwa kanakachitawt awn dawn ooma ouschi pishkayihtamawin en maezoun akwa weechihiwaywak loot ishi wiyawow aen wayaezh mishkahk aen weekiwahk.

Avek aen Lii Pramyii Nawsyoon approach, cultural assessments, akwa la michinn aen roo kishinahamawkaywin, niyanawn e atoushkawstamahk akwa niweechihiwaynan aen maambr aen koonploon shapoo aen wayaezh ishi en maezoun. Kaw-atoushkawtamahk, e weechihiwaywak poor wiyawow loot akwa aen atoushkayahk awnsawmbl, niyanawn ooschi aen koonploon ekota ashtayw ishi weechihiwaywin. Akwa miina nioushistawnawn aen referrals ishi outa alawntour Lii Pramyii Nawsyoon aen agencies, da bor peehtikwaywin ishi traditional la sawntee weechihiwaywin akwa miina wawwawt niayanan cultural aen koonploon akwa kaykwuy ay-ishpayihk.

*Note: The Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Program is only available in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Timmins. 

ᒪᑳᓇ-ᐅᐄ-ᒌᐅᐃ’ᐋᑦ (Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad) [ᓇᓂᓯᓂᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ] ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑦᓴᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᑦᑐᐊᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓪᓗᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᐃᐱᑦᓯᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐅᑉᐱᕈᓱᑦᑐᒍᑦ ᓴᙳᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕐᓅᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᑦᓯᒋᐊᖅ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᕗᓪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᐸᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕐᓅᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐅᑎᖃᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᑕᕆᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᒻᒪᕆᑦᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᓪᓗᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᐸᒃᑭᓪᓗᑎᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓪᓗᑦᓴᓯᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᒻᒪᒥᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᑦ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐅᕈᑏᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᓯᒍᑏᓪᓗ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᐅᑎᓂᒃ, ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᕗᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒍᓪᓗ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑦᓴᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓪᓗᓕᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ. ᑎᑭᐅᑎᒍᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᐃᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᓂᐱᖃᖅᑎᐅᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᒃᑯᓪᓗ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑦᓴᕗᑦ ᑕᒫᓃᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ. ᐃᑯᙵᕈᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᕙᒻᒥᔪᒍᑦ ᐊᓯᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑎᒥᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑎᑦᓯᕙᒃᑭᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᐅᓈᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᓪᓛᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑦᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᓯᕙᑦᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᕐᓅᖓᔪᓂᒃ.

*Note: The Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Program is only available in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Timmins. 

Our variety of programming offers everything from cultural activities to “Lunch & Learn” sessions. Here’s just a few examples of the activities that we provide:

  • Financial Planning
  • Warrior Within
  • Smudging
  • Fishing
  • Visits to Sweat Lodges
  • and more!

Homelessness can mean many things and there is no clear definition.

If you are one or more of these, the Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Program may be able to assist you.

  • Have no home
  • Living on the streets
  • Staying in shelters
  • Leaving jail, hospital or detox centre with no fixed address
  • Escaping violence and/or human trafficking
  • Youth leaving the child welfare system
  • Residential School Survivor
  • Living on couches

For more information on the Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad program, please contact:

Amber Jones, Mkaana-wii-giiwe’aad Community Engagement Research Coordinator

Toll-Free: 1-866-391-1061
Email: ISHPreferral@oahssc.ca

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