For over 16 years, The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health has been a place of belonging and a caring community for Ottawa’s Aboriginal population. Located in one of Ottawa’s poorest neighbourhoods, the Wabano Centre is a place to come together as a community each and every day. Our centre is designed around the Aboriginal belief that the mind, body, emotions and spirit must all be cared for. In order to support health and well-being, Wabano offers a full medical clinic, mental health clinic, community and cultural programs along with community outreach to provide a place that people can call home.

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is a registered charity.  The Canadian charitable number: 873580690-RR0001

“Love it, makes me feel safe, warm and at home…Being totally NEW to Ottawa. Thank You Wabano Staff!”
– Christy Ann

In the city, many Aboriginal people struggle to connect with culture and traditions, resulting in broken communities and poverty.  At Wabano, we are providing the social, emotional and spiritual support to create a thriving community.  By integrating Aboriginal and western health and wellness approaches, we have improved the outcomes for thousands of urban Aboriginal citizens who were falling through the cracks.

“Great community organization.”
– Randy


Each year, Wabano provides over 40 different programs, services and cultural events to over 14,000 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people – opening our doors to serve and build capacity in the entire community.

Our services include:

  • Primary care clinic
  • Seniors circles
  • Cultural programming (visiting elders, community kitchens, culture night)
  • Mental health programs
  • Fitness programs
  • Homeless outreach
  • After school programs for kids


“THIS PLACE IS AMAZING it got me in touch with my culture and makes me smile every Tuesday and Thursday night.”
– Gabrielle