Ontario Native Women's Association
The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization that empowers and supports Aboriginal women and their families in the province of Ontario. ONWA encourages the participation of Aboriginal women in the development of Federal, Provincial, Municipal/Local government policies that impact their lives and ensure issues affecting Aboriginal women and their families are heard at key government tables. ONWA is committed to providing services that strengthen communities and guarantees the preservation of Aboriginal culture, identity, art, language and heritage. Ending violence against Aboriginal women and their families and ensuring equal access to justice, education, health, environmental stewardship and economic development, sits at the cornerstone of the organization. ONWA insists on social and cultural well – being for all Aboriginal women and their families, so that all women, regardless of tribal heritage may live their best lives.