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October 4th 2018 Sisters In Spirit Vigil
October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people, as well as support families and create opportunities for healing. The lives of Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people in Canada are important, valuable, and beautiful. We are currently in the midst of a national epidemic of violence that is unacceptable. United, we demand action on an issue that impacts us all!

Treaty Education

The first full week in November is Treaties Recognition Week.  This is a time to focus on the importance of treaties and helps students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights and relationships.


Inuit Education

International Inuit Day - Nov 7th
A day to honour the vibrant culture and rich history of Inuit communities in Canada and around the world.


Métis Education

Powley Day Sept 19th
Powley Day is a date of great cultural and political significance. It represents the anniversary of the ground-breaking Supreme Court of Canada decision in 2003 that ushered in a new era of Métis rights.

Loius Riel Day Nov 16
The Métis are recognized as one of the indigenous peoples of Canada by the Constitution Act of 1982. Louis Riel Day is a time to recognize and respect the history, culture and identity of Métis people. Additionally, the City of Toronto proclaimed November 16, “Louis Riel Day” and the Métis flag is raised at City Hall.


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