White Owl Native Ancestry Association came into being on November 9th, 1975.
The original stated objectives were;
- to open a cultural centre for the holding of meeting, social events, fund raising activities, presentations to the public, youth activities and similar undertakings in order to bridge the gap between native people and the community.
- to advance, foster, encourage and promote the cultural and social interests of the Canadian Indian, both collectively and individually.
- to organize and carry out projects consistent with those of a charitable organization in order to minimize, wherever possible, adverse social and economic conditions encountered by the native peoples in order to effect a general improvement in their overall welfare and wellbeing
- to bring together isolated native people so that they may have strength in unity; and
- to co-operate with existing native organizations.
White Owls current mission is a continuation of this initial vision - specifically, we endeavor to enhance the lives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit People in the Wellington, Dufferin and Kitcherner/Waterloo region. We are also funded by the Waterloo Regional School Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for the provision of direct community based supports and prevention services.