Over the past year and a half, our organization has been working with various individuals and Indigenous language experts to understand the meaning of Ongwanada. Initially, the organization believed that the word was Ojibwa; however, we have since learned it is of Mohawk origin.

We acknowledge that for so long, we have misunderstood and misrepresented the meaning of the word, and it is with deep humility that we thank the individuals involved in helping us to learn Indigenous history, culture, and related contemporary issues. We are eager to continue to educate members of our organization and better understand the history behind our name.

 

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Family Memo

Family Memo

Dear Ongwanada Families; The following provides updates on COVID-19 measures the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) has announced in the past week.   We are moving away from active screening (where you used a QR code or completed a paper...

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100 Years of Service

100 Years of Service

Crescent Centre staff are celebrating a combined 100 years of service. Four staff at Crescent are celebrating 25 years of service this year, and we recently took the opportunity to celebrate their milestone. CEO Alastair Lamb praised our four staff for their...

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