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ODSP Referrals

Join SPC Kim Slone at 11:00 am EST/10:00 am CST on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, as we discuss how the...
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Events

Homemakers Policy Development Virtual Session

Homemakers Policy Development is a one day course on improving the delivery of Homemakers program through transparent and accountable policies.—The...
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2020 Virtual Fall Assembly

In light of the pandemic, ONWAA is pleased to offer a fall assembly virtually!  This three-day event will offer ONWAA,...
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Social Inclusion WebEx Session

How do you as an Administrator, Caseworker, or Employment Worker make your clients feel included in Society or your Community? 

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Services

Services that ONWAA provides:

Professional Development and the ONWAA Energy Office

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Training and Development

Training and development of First Nation social assistance offices and delivery agents is ONWAA’s primary purpose. and the majority of the work we complete. ONWAA is committed to addressing training and development needs for the membership. Upon request ONWAA has several off the shelf products to be delivered or we can design training and development to meet your needs. Contact us and we can discuss areas of concern and ideas with you to ensure that we deliver appropriate material, directed at the right target audience with the right mix of supports for your team.

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Energy Office

ONWAA has recently opened an office to support Low Income Energy Assistance Programs. ONWAA currently is an intake agency for the Ontario Energy Support Program, as well as a LEAP Agency for Algoma Power and Hydro One Remotes. ONWAA’s energy team is available to assist First Nations communities with the Ontario Energy Support Program applications or applications for the LEAP program. For assistance contact: 1-844-885-3157 or email: [email protected]

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Additional Services:

For over 45 years, ONWAA has established a reputation as a leader in customized professional development for First Nation social assistance and Ontario Works professionals in Ontario. ONWAA engages a wholistic approach and delivers culturally appropriate training to ensure that staff working in the Social Assistance field can take advantage of professional growth.

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About

The Ontario Native Welfare Administrator’s Association (ONWAA) is a professional association committed to providing services to First Nation Social Service Administrators in Ontario. Currently, 105 First Nation Ontario Works delivery agents support ONWAA through annual membership submissions. The membership is comprised of Social Service Administrators commissioned to administer social services in Ontario.

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Bursary & Award

The Ontario Native Welfare Administrators Association (ONWAA) is proud to be the sole contributor of the Kay Taylor Memorial Bursary. In 2017, thanks to the assistance of the Waddilove family it added the Jody R. Waddilove Memorial Award as an award to its membership.

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