Keepers of the Circle is an urban Indigenous Hub

Keepers of the Circle operate from two primary locations situated in the historical Robinson-Huron Treaty territory, Temiskaming Shores and Kirkland Lake. The land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples with a well established Anishinaabe and Metis community. We offer onsite and on-the-land programs and services that follow a continuum along the lifecycle and depending on the focus, are both age and gender-specific. Our services include Early Learning and Childcare; Family Support and Cultural Activities; and Pre-employment Training with a focus on Indigenous Women’s Leadership and economic security.

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Keepers of the Circle administers and is host to the Mino M’shki-ki Indigenous Health Team. Mino M’ishki-ki is guided by the Council of Wisdom Keepers and led by the Indigenous Leaders Circle which includes representatives of Keepers of the Circle, Matachewan First Nation, Beaverhouse First Nation and the Temiskaming Métis Community Council. Please follow our link here for further information.

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Keepers of the Circle designed and delivers evidence-based, culturally-rooted pre-employment training programs that link participants directly to jobs through industry and corporate partnerships. It is individualized and gender-specific to men and women, and offers wrap-around support like childcare, transportation and in the case of women safe, onsite accommodation. The Culture, Confidence and Competence Curriculum offers skill building in both personal and professional expertise so participants are equipped for success in the workplace. Please visit our Employment Training pages for more details.

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If any of our programs are applicable for you or your organization, or you are interested in enrolling your child with our daycare facilities please reach out to us at our contact page for more information as well as check out our daycare locations for program eligibility and pricing.

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Keepers of the Circle is the provincial representative of Ontario for the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC).

The organization was founded in 1974 tasked with the mandate to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women in Canada. Keepers of the Circle supports this mandate through outreach programming initiatives.

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