Our Building

Wabano is already known for its leadership in holistic healthcare. Wabano’s award-winning model is put into practice every day, serving over 10,000 Aboriginal people each year. However, the Aboriginal population is growing exponentially (at five times the rate of the general population) and Wabano is growing to meet client demand.   On May 9, 2013, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health celebrated the grand opening of our new building at 299 Montreal Rd in Ottawa.

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health cultural gathering space

The Wabano capital project has created a major architectural landmark in the Nation’s capital. This magnificent structure, designed by renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, is a 25,000 square foot complex that is the heart, identity and expression of Aboriginal people. Our expanded facilities allow us to increase our programs and services including a maternal and child wellness centre, social enterprise programming, expanded mental health services and much more.


Project Cost Breakdown

Total Project Cost: $15 million

Government partners supporting Wabano’s growth:

  • Federal Government of Canada – Shovel Ready Fund
  • Province of Ontario – Shovel Ready Fund
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services
  • City of Ottawa

Community campaign: $9.6 million


Thank you for our generous supporters as we are over well on the way to achieving our Community Campaign goals, for more information go to our campaign, if you wish to donate, click here.

It has been quite a journey from the concept, to the ground breaking in  May 2011, and then to the grand opening in May 2013.   To see the video of our soft opening from March 2013 click here.

Groundbreaking Ceremony May 9, 2011 073      Entrance March 2013

We invite you to be part of the Wabano solution. If you would like to support this landmark building, and the difference that this place of belonging makes to Aboriginal People in Ottawa and across the nation, please contact our Development Co-ordinator at (613) 748-0657 ext. 233, or give@wabano.com