Wilmot Township is located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga peoples. We also want to acknowledge the importance of The Dish with One Spoon Covenant ‐ a peace agreement made between Indigenous nations before the Europeans arrived. It characterizes our collective responsibility to each other and Mother Earth ‐ we should take only what we need, leave enough for others and keep the dish clean. By acknowledging this covenant and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, we are reminded of our important connection to this land where we live, learn and work together as a community.

This land acknowledgement is courtesy of the Township of Wilmot.

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Women’s Healing Circle

Wilmot Family Resource Centre hosts a virtual Women’s Healing Circle on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. You can pre-register by emailing or calling 519-662-2731. Pre-registration is required.

Local Organizations

Anishabeg Outreach

Dehsahsodre Legal Services

Grand River Metis Council

Healing of the Seven Generations

KW Urban Native Wigwam Project

Wellbeing Waterloo Region – First Nations, Metis, Inuit Advisory and Advocacy Circle

White Owl Native Ancestry Association (WONAA)

COVID-19 Clinics for First Nations, Métis and Inuit residents

For updated information, visit Region of Waterloo Clinics for First Nations, Métis and Inuit residents

Hope for Wellness Helpline

Call 1-855-242-3310

Operates both a crisis counselling telephone helpline and on-line chat line for Indigenous people who are suffering from mental health issues. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read more about the helpline here.

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line

Call 1-866-925-4419

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience

Mental Health First Aid First Nations

“Mental Health First Aid First Nations is a spark that awakens the courage to have open and honest conversations about mental health with family, friends, and others. It is part of a larger journey that helps strengthen the connections within communities.” Learn more here.

Native Women’s Association of Canada

“Through advocacy, policy and legislative analysis, NWAC works to preserve Indigenous culture and advance the well-being of all Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people, as well as their families and communities.  

NWAC works on a variety of issues such as employment, labour and business, health, violence prevention and safety, justice and human rights, environment, early learning childcare and international affairs.” Learn more about them, and the work they do here.

Mental Health Crisis Line

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or you know someone who is, please phone the Mental Health Crisis Line 1-866-996-0991 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read more about the helpline here.

For more resources

Visit Region of Waterloo Resources for First Nations, Métis and Inuit