Engage for Change

Naadamaagewin Project

In collaboration with Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, the Indigenous Health Council, the Loving Spoonful, Humber College, Queen’s University, Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle and Kingston Indigenous Language Nest, the Naadamaagewin Project is a community based collaborative initiative that seeks to identify, align, leverage and strengthen regional support services available to Indigenous children, youth, men, women, seniors and Elders living in the Frontenac, Renfrew, Lennox and Addington, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville and Perth Regions.
This project addresses the urgent, immediate community need while also anticipating future needs, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the program objectives are to: 

  • Increase the capacity of regional organizations to identify, align, strengthen, and leverage community-based supports in response to COVID-19.
  • Increase access to emergency provisions including food baskets, cleaning supplies, drinkable water etc.
    Providing inspiring, accessible, and culturally safe online spaces that support holistic health physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.
    Celebrate everyday acts of strength, resilience, and mutual support in response to COVID-19.
    This one year project will address a wide range of capacity inadequacies that increase the vulnerability of Indigenous populations in the face of COVID-19 including but not limited to inadequate food and cleaning supplies, remoteness, cultural isolation and insufficient access to culturally safe services and supports.
    In developing and enhancing resiliency, self management and self care competencies, empowering Indigenous people to build wellness, body, mind, heart and spirit.

We are looking to form working relationships with community agencies to accomplish these goals and to assist in identifying the needs of the community.

Should you have any questions and or concerns please feel free to contact Lynda or Susan at ndmgewin@gmail.com.