TNWSG's Executive Director, Ann Batisse (left),
with NWAC’s Executive Director Lynne Groulx (right)
at the NWAC national office in Ottawa.
Ottawa, ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is honoured to announce a new Ontario representative to its nationwide Provincial and Territorial Member Associations (PTMAs) and Board of Directors, the Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group (TNWSG).
Executive Director, Ann Batisse, traveled from TNWSG’s headquarters on Matachewan First Nation on Thursday, September 5th to meet with NWAC’s Executive Director Lynne Groulx at the NWAC national office in Ottawa.
Since its incorporation in 1997, TNWSG is mandated to represent the worldview and needs of Indigenous women and their families. Their membership will filter the grassroots voices of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people within Ontario to the national level at NWAC.
This membership will not only strengthen NWAC and TNWSG, but will strengthen the voices of the people we collectively represent. This will further the capacity of both organizations to deliver social, economic, cultural and health services.
NWAC welcomes TNWSG and encourages you to learn more about this organization and the services they provide by visiting their website.
NWAC will be celebrating its 44th Annual General Assembly this weekend where all of the NWAC Board of Directors and Delegates will gather and we can welcome TNWSG to the entire NWAC community.
About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national Indigenous organization representing political voices of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people in Canada. NWAC is inclusive of First Nations—on- and off-reserve, status, non-status, and disenfranchised—Inuit, and Métis. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on a collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster social, economic, cultural, and political well-being of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people within their respective communities and Canadian societies.
À propos de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada
L'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC) est une organisation autochtone nationale qui représente la voix politique des femmes, des filles, des transgenres, des bispirituels et des personnes de sexe différent au Canada, y compris les membres des Premières nations vivant dans les réserves et hors réserve, les Indiens inscrits et non inscrits, les personnes privées de leurs droits, les Métis et les Inuits. Regroupant des organisations de femmes autochtones de tout le pays, l'AFAC a été fondée dans le but collectif d'améliorer, de promouvoir et de favoriser le bien-être social, économique, culturel et politique des femmes autochtones au sein de leurs communautés respectives et des sociétés canadiennes.