Our Building

The Wabano Centre is a major architectural landmark in the Nation’s capital. The magnificent structure, designed by world-renowned Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal, is a 25,000 square foot complex that is the heart, identity and expression of Indigenous people in the city of Ottawa. Located at 299 Montreal Rd, just east of the downtown core, we celebrated the grand opening of our new building on May 9, 2013. Our expanded facilities allowed us to increase our programs and services including a maternal and child wellness centre, social enterprise programming, expanded mental health services and much more.

Wabano is known for its leadership in holistic healthcare: our award-winning model of care is put into practice every day. We now serve over 15,000 Indigenous people each year. From delicious Indigenous inspired catering and beautiful artwork to functional boardrooms, meeting areas and the stunning beauty of the Grand Gathering Space, we welcome you to rent our space for your next function. Learn more

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health






Capital 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 to 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 Indigenous People in Ottawa and across the nation, please contact our Development Lead at (613) 748-0657 ext. 233, or give@wabano.com