Share your thoughts! All are welcome to answer a short survey by June 16.

Members of the Indigenous community can also attend in-person sessions on May 30 and June 13 to find out more about the review and provide insights and ideas. See Drop-In Sessions & Survey below for more details.

The Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee (AAAC) is one of Toronto’s Council Advisory Bodies, established by Council and which typically includes Council Members and the public. The AAAC and other Council Advisory Bodies follow similar processes, provide advice to City Council, and are one of many ways the City engages the public and subject matter experts on City and Council priorities.

City Council has proposed a new approach for the AAAC for this Council term and is seeking input from Indigenous communities on how this committee could work. The AAAC has operated in the same way for many years, and during the last Council term some AAAC members and Indigenous community members requested changes to the committee, including its membership and how it provides advice.

Led by Indigenous facilitators, past AAAC members and interested community members are being engaged through interviews, in-person sessions and an online survey. The general public is also invited to offer input through the online survey. The facilitators will present findings and recommendations to the City Manager, who will report in fall 2023 for public and City Council consideration.

For questions about this consultation, or if you would prefer to offer your thoughts in another way, please contact

Drop-In Sessions

Indigenous community members are invited to join in-person sessions on the following dates and times:

  • May 30, anytime between 1 – 7 p.m. at 2-Spirited People of the First Nations (105 – 145 Front St. E.)
  • June 13, anytime between 1 – 7 p.m. at Regent Park Community Centre (402 Shuter St.)

Participants will be invited to reflect on and provide insights on:

  • Western and Indigenous governance practices;
  • Specific aspects and challenges of current municipal processes;
  • Solutions to achieve a desired level of influence; and
  • Changes Toronto could make when establishing this advisory body.

Participants can attend any or all of the four facilitated stations at each drop-in session. A gift draw will take place for participants.

Online Survey

An online survey is open to all members of the public, and explores the same topics as will be discussed at the drop-in sessions. The survey closes at 5 p.m. (EDT) June 16, 2023.