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. 

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

Telephone: 705-256-1876 ext. 342
Toll Free: 1-866-391-1061
Email: ajones@oahssc.ca

*all referral forms must be emailed or mailed to Amber Jones

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