To provide safe, emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin, sexual orientation, with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness or conflict with the law.


Empowering Indigenous families.


To provide assistance to Indigenous families in the Hamilton area by identifying their needs, advocating on their behalf and establishing programs and services to meet their needs.


The Native Women's Centre was founded in 1976 by the Hamilton- Wentworth Chapter of Native Women Incorporated. The Native Women's Centre is a non-profit organization and a registered charity governed by a seven member volunteer Board of Directors (Registered Charitable #11895 1987 RR0001).

The Native Women's Centre is a chapter of the Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) and satellite location  for the (Native) Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program delivered by the Ontario Native Women's Association.

The Native Women's Centre programming and services is funded in part by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Safety and Correctional Services,  City of Hamilton, project based grants, current contributors listed as well as donations from community members and service groups.