Policy Sectors

We are a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. We were founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.


Make Indigenous Women Noteworthy: Sign Our Petition Today

The Native Women's Association of Canada presents Change The Bill, a call to action that aims to promote reconciliation through art by commissioning Indigenous artists to reimagine the $20 bill with the Indigenous women who are their heroes: Change The Bill
To support the movement, sign our petition calling for Indigenous representation on the next Canadian bank note.


Going Global

At NWAC, we are committed to strengthening our international relationships by advocating for the rights of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people world-wide. Learn more about how we advocate for human rights on a global stage and engage with countries around the world to help their economic development and empowerment. For us, it’s all about working with our global partners and communities to build better policies for better lives.


Kci-Niwesq: NWAC’s national magazine

Welcome to the 18th edition of Kci-Niwesq, the magazine of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). In this issue, we bring you stories from the perspectives of Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender, and Gender-Diverse+ Peoples living with disabilities.


Explore NWAC’s new libraries!

The Native Women’s Association of Canada now offers two more ways – an online and in-person library – for Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender, Gender-Diverse+ People and others to access knowledge on Indigenous cultures, languages, and community data on topics like MMIWG2S+ and beyond. Resources available include documents in Michif, Algonquin, and Inuktitut at the beginner and intermediate levels.


Our Cutting Edge Policy Work

The latest edition of NWAC’s e-newsletter, Shining the Spotlight, is here! In this publicationyou will read about some of our national and international initiatives. 


Our Indigenous-inspired café

The Native Women's Association of Canada’s Café Bouleau celebrates Indigenous culture with the best of Indigenous coffee, food and art. This enterprise actively brings a community together to create a one-of-a-kind vibrant cultural experience.


Hire an apprentice … or be one!

The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s National Apprenticeships Program connects Indigenous Women, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people with paid apprenticeship opportunities in the trades. Kick-start your career as you gain experience in some of Canada’s most in-demand fields.


Helping to Keep Us Safe

Safe Passage is a community-driven, trauma-informed, and survivor centered initiative that tracks cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, transgender, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S+), monitors ongoing safety concerns, provides distinctions-based safety resources, educates the public and media about the MMIWG2S+ genocide, and honours our stolen loved ones.


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