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.

Mission Statement

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.


News and Events

Emergency Outreach Winter Coat Program

The Emergency Outreach Program, serving the Indigenous community of Hamilton, is now accepting referrals for winter coat assistance. Please contact the Native Women’s Centre to determine eligibility. We…

Honouring Our Sisters – Virtual Event

Help us grow awareness for how violence disproportionately affects Indigenous women in our communities, join us in celebrating Indigenous stories of strength and resilience, and learn more about…

New Outreach Program Number

The foodbank has changed its number to 905 977 0234. You can can call or text this number Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm-excluding holidays.