The City of Toronto acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee and home to many diverse Indigenous Peoples.

Toronto has the largest Aboriginal population in Ontario and the 4th┬álargest in Canada. Aboriginal Peoples hold a unique legal and constitutional position in Canada. The City of Toronto has affirmed this unique position in its vision statement on Access, Equity and Diversity: “The City recognizes the unique status and cultural diversity of the Aboriginal communities and their right to self-determination.”

City of Toronto's Commitments to Aboriginal Peoples

Commitments of the City to Toronto's Aboriginal Peoples based on Calls to Action on the path to Reconciliation.

City Initiatives for Aboriginal Residents

City services provided to Toronto's aboriginal population.

Aboriginal Affairs Committee

The Aboriginal Affairs Committee is an advisory body to the Mayor and City Council.

Aboriginal Events & Awards

The Aboriginal Affairs Award was established in 2003 as part of the Human Rights Awards.

Toronto's Aboriginal Peoples

Toronto has been home to Indigenous Peoples for thousands of years. Today Toronto is home to many diverse First Nations, Metis and Inuit People.