4th ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS NOW HYBRID – JOIN US IN PERSON AT THE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN IN TORONTO, ON OR VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM JUNE 27-29, 2022

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY FULL, EMAIL JGOODMAN@ONWA.CA IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO ON A WAITLIST.

Individual Registrations $500 or Table of 8 for $3,500

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How To Join

Simply fill out the registration form – individual registrations are $500
or get a group of 8 for $3,500 and save $500.

How To Book Your Rooms

Click Here To Book Your Rooms Online
(after you filled out a registration form)
Guest may also book their rooms by calling toll-free reservations line at 1-800-905-0667 and mentioning the Group Name ‘She is Wise’ or the Group Code ‘SIW’. Group Rates are offered by Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre starting at $229 CAD per night.

Why Join The Conference

About ONWA
ONWA is a not for profit organization to empower and support all Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development and programs that focus on local, regional and provincial activities. ONWA supports women to take up their leadership roles in the family and in the community. ONWA supports women’s leadership: “To ensure that our voices are heard, we have to start by listening to each other first.”
About The Conference
Nibwaakaa inaadiziwin (She Is Wise in Ways of Life) is an annual conference about wise practices on addressing violence against Indigenous Women and Mother Earth. It references the wisdom and intelligence of women as well as the life giving power every woman carries within her. This conference supports building Indigenous women’s leadership and developing actionable recommendations that encapsulate our vision of leadership and safer and healthier communities.
About Our Speakers
ONWA is committed to creating space for Indigenous women’s storytelling. This Conference honours and recognizes that Indigenous women have experiential knowledge, teachings, and stories that form a narrative of Indigenous women’s resilience and leadership within their families and communities. The conference captures their voices and perspectives and fosters a discourse of strength that seeks to change the narrative of violence trough collective, cultural and gendered empowerment.

Who Should Join The Conference

Front line Service Workers
Community Workers
Health Care Professionals

Keynote Speakers

ALICIA ELLIOTT

WINONA LADUKE

SHANNON GUSTAFSON

PURA FE

STEVIE SALAS

Schedule

Cultural Presentation

Grandmothers Council

ONWA Passwewe Ikwewug Women’s Drum Group
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 8:45 am
Plenary Session

Chief Stacey Laforme

Debra Vermette – ONWA President

Cora-Lee McGuire-Cyrette – Executive Director
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Oral Presentation

Winona LaDuke, Kaaren Dannenmann
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Oral Presentation

Honor the Earth
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop

Trinity 1 Room and Online

Katherine Oakley, Monique DesRosiers
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

Breakout Session

Trinity 3 Room, and Online

Darci Everson
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

Breakout Session

York Room and Online

Al Hunter
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

Breakout Session

Trinity 2 Room, and Online

Audrey Deroy
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

Breakout Session

Trinity 5 Room

Shannon Gustafson
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

Breakout Session

Main Room, and Online

Alicia Elliott
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Registration Options

Individual

$500

Full Conference
(Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Group of 8

$3,500

Buy 7 seats for $3,500 and receive the 8th seat free ($500 value)

Full Conference
(Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

With this registration fee, each registrant will receive in the mail a conference package that will include all materials needed for the conference and workshops chosen each day including some daily gifts and conference swag.

Thank you To Our Sponsors