Land and Housing

Progressing Toward Equitable Housing

From 1985, Na-Me-Res has provided temporary shelter to Indigenous men. Over the decades, this Indigenous-led initiative has expanded its services to include street outreach, as well as support for Indigenous youth, life skills services, mental health and addiction services, and supports for reclaiming Indigenous identities. In 2009, they established transitional housing opportunities, and in 2019, they opened affordable housing units for Indigenous men in the downtown core.

Since 1973, Anduhyuan Inc, has supported thousands of Indigenous women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Founded by five grandmothers, they provide emergency shelter and transitional housing.


Anishnawbe Health Toronto has developed an Indigenous Supportive Housing Program to support members of the community in applying for and obtaining subsidies from sister organizations for new rentals (i.e., first and last month’s rent), moving support, eviction advice, and access to beds and other emergency furniture.

Established in 1999, the Aboriginal Housing Support Centre, in conjunction with the City of Toronto, developed the Wigwamen project. The purpose of this project is to create Indigenous non-profit housing, in conjunction with counselling and support for those at risk of losing their existing housing.



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