Native Women’s Resource Centre provides a safe space for GTA families

Established in 1985, the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto is a gathering place and supportive environment for the Greater Toronto Area’s Indigenous women and children. The centre provides supports by way of housing outreach, community wellness, education, child health and development, family support, and support for trauma survivors.

In 2020, the centre helped 400 women and served more than 15,000 meals to its families. They also have weekly Grocery Support days for clients.

This year, members of BLG’s Toronto office organized a school supply collection drive for the centre’s children. At the beginning of September, we carted boxes full of backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils, clothing, toiletries, non-perishable foods and more over to the centre, where they were well-received by the women and children.

“We have been able to share these supplies with families on our Friday Grocery Support days over the past few weeks,” said Tanya Hunter, executive assistant at the centre. “We have seen so many smiles and so much gratitude from mothers, grandmothers, caregivers and children. Chi Miigwetch.”

Visit the Native Women’s Resource Centre website to learn more about what they do and how you can help.