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Organization: Ontario Native Women's Association - Thunder Bay - Building Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program  
Phone Numbers: 807-623-3442
Toll-Free: 1-800-667-0816
Fax: 807-623-1104
380 Ray Blvd
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 4E6
Intersection: Ray Blvd and Queen St
Location: North Ward, former St John Elementary school site
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Cora McGuire-Cyrette - Executive Director
Service Description: Supports Indigenous women to become leaders in their communities through the following initiatives:
  • Leadership skills development training on leadership methods, facilitation skills, board development training, and financial literacy
  • Mentorship by established ONWA locals for women in less established centres/member groups to provide effective community leadership
  • Public education, development and use of community and information networks to help promote awareness of Aboriginal women in leadership roles
  • Planning sessions for Indigenous women from four communities to shape the training program to address specific needs of their communities for community development leadership and business development leadership

Offers training on the following topics:
  • Social and economic issues, trends and implications
  • Change management and becoming an agent of change
  • Hands-on strategic planning - a model for personal, community, or business planning
  • Life balance: stress management, healing, personal boundaries; separating self from career, family, and community
  • Communications and media relations
  • The challenges of leadership: accountability, performance, decision-making, delegation, and mentoring
  • Empowerment through experiential learning
  • Resolving conflict with integrity, creating options, and managing anger
  • Facilitation and organizational skills

Fees: None
Application: Call to register
Eligibility / Target Population: Indigenous women
Languages: English
Area Served:
City of Thunder Bay  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Social Action Groups

This information was last completely updated on March 12, 2018

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