Proposed Land Transfer to the OAC for a Safe Home for Inuit Women & Children

Apr 24, 2024 | News Updates

Yesterday we held an information session regarding the proposed land transfer to the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition

For those who couldn’t attend, here’s a brief summary:

Our community has been chosen by the OAC to be the home of the very first Inuit Violence Against Women (IVAW) housing south of Inuit traditional homeland (Inuit Nunangat). This sanctuary will provide Inuit women and their children with a safe, healthy, and culturally appropriate place to live and heal in a welcoming family-oriented neighborhood with great access to schools, parks, and greenspace.

Next Steps:

The proposal for the land transfer will be placed on the public agenda for further discussion and consideration on:

  • Finance and Corporate Services Committee: Tuesday, May 7 @ 9:30 am
  • City Council: Wednesday, May 15 @ 10:00 am

If you wish to share your thoughts at the upcoming Finance and Corporate Services Committee meeting on Tuesday May 7th, please reach out to the committee coordinator Melinda Aston at 613-580-2424 ext 21838 or For those inclined to engage directly with committee members, their contact details can be found here: Finance and Corporate Services Committee Members

Register to Speak:

You can register to speak if you would like to address the Finance and Corporate services committee on May 7th by contacting Melinda Aston. Alternatively, you can share your thoughts through written correspondence to her.

Further updates will be shared through our newsletter and website. The OAC has committed to working collaboratively with members of our community and local stakeholders throughout this process and we look forward to the value it will bring to our community.