Aboriginal

12:34 p.m., July 4, 2018. Plans for a three-day event to recognize Indian residential school survivors include changing the Toronto sign from “Toronto” to “Tkaronto.”

Vision of a Tkaronto sign at City Hall in progress

July 4, 2018 By Arianne Robinson Plans for a three-day event to recognize survivors of residential schools, organized by Toronto Council Fire, are underway for mid-October....
IRSS Legacy event Oct 9 - 11, 2018

Aboriginal Affairs Committee learns funding for Indigenous program didn’t make it into 2018 city...

April 20, 2018 By Arianne Robinson Andrea Chrisjohn, board designate of Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, told the Aboriginal Affairs Committee she wanted to bring...
12:18 p.m., Feb. 15, 2018. Donald Corbiere, representing Nishnawbe Homes, at the Aboriginal Affairs Committee this week.

Aboriginal Affairs Committee pushes for change to city bureaucracy in fight for self-determination

Feb. 16, 2018 By Arianne Robinson Questions of how Indigenous self-determination can really exist within the city’s bureaucracy were front and centre at the Aboriginal Affairs...

In unanimous vote, council supports creation of first Indigenous Affairs Office at city hall

Dec. 6, 2017 By Arianne Robinson City council voted unanimously to endorse the creation of an Indigenous Affairs Office on Tuesday. The office will cost $520,000...

Toronto Council Fire lays out the case for a Indian Residential School Survivors monument...

Oct. 27, 2017 By Arianne Robinson What to do with the south-west corner of Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall? Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre...

Following controversy over human rights complaint, Aboriginal Affairs Committee holds first smudge ceremony at...

Sept. 25, 2017 The Aboriginal Affairs Committee incorporated their first smudge ceremony into the start of their meeting at City Hall on Monday. The ceremony...

Indigenous “place-making” skips Aboriginal Affairs, heads to Parks instead

June 7, 2017 For the first time, the City of Toronto is incorporating an Indigenous framework into designs for future Toronto parks. Calvin Brook, principal...

The long wait for an Aboriginal office at city hall

May 13, 2017 After waiting a year for a report requested from the mayor’s executive committee on the creation of an Aboriginal office, a very...

Reconciliation Canada walk meets with opposition from Aboriginal Advisory Committee members

April 26, 2017 A decision involving a federally-funded reconciliation program for First Nations and non-First Nations people is being considered in the municipal realm this...
A vision for reconciliation package

‘Reconciliation Canada’ in Toronto

‘Walk for Reconciliation’ funding talks take next step at Aboriginal Affairs Committee Feb 11, 2017 Members of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee were surprised to hear...
Gina Doxtator Karen Joseph Reconciliation Canada

Reconciliation Canada

A ‘walk for reconciliation’ proposed at Aboriginal Affairs Committee Nov. 3, 2016 A proposal for a ‘walk for reconciliation’ was presented before the Aboriginal Affairs Committee...
A copy of Toronto's Indigenous health strategy 2016

Aboriginal Affairs Committee responds to City’s first Indigenous Health Strategy

Toronto’s first Indigenous Health Strategy A presentation about Toronto’s first Indigenous Health Strategy titled ‘A Reclamation of Well Being: Visioning a Thriving and Healthy Urban...

National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2016 “Meegwetch, Mayor Tory and May for keeping track of me for all these years. I have felt very honoured to be able...

Indigenous Health Strategy

Board of Health, May 30, 2016 New indigenous health strategy. A report titled ‘A Reclamation of Well Being: Visioning a Thriving and Healthy Urban Indigenous Community...

First Nations health initiatives

April 1, 2016 Improving indigenous communities’ health. The City is implementing measures to ensure that First Nations health initiatives are included in projects funded by...