Territorial Acknowledgement 

A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement 

that recognizes the unique and

enduring relationship that exists between 

Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. 

Recognizing the land is an expression of gratitude and

appreciation to those whose territory we reside on.

It is a way of honouring 

the Indigenous people who have been living and

working on the land from time immemorial.

Street therapy believes that 

it is important to understand the long-standing history

that has brought us to reside on the land and 

to seek an understanding of our place 

within that history. 

It is important for us to have an awareness and

learn how we can build present participation. 

Learn more about Indigenous Peoples of Canada and participate in ensuring a better future for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

The information listed here is found in Canada.ca 

  First Nations in Canada  

Ontario First Nations Map

      Treaties Map       

A number of initiatives have been made to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. 

"The Reconciliation Tree " invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the province to share their hopes for reconciliation through their website. You can share your hopes online and in-person as the tree travels to different communities across Ontario.

The Reconcilliation Tree

Historica Canada has partnered with the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs to produce the "Heritage Minutes" series which includes videos acquainting the public on treaties and residential schools. 

Historica Canada - Heritage Minutes

"We Matter" is an Indigenous youth-led and nationally registered non-profit organization committed to Indigenous youth support, hope and life promotion. The founding project is the We Matter Campaign – a national multi-media campaign in which Indigenous role models and allies from across Canada submit a short video, written and artistic messages sharing their own experiences of overcoming hardships, and communicating with Indigenous youth that no matter how hopeless life can feel, there is always a way forward. 

The organization now supports the Ontario Support Network (OSN), Hope Council, and created the "We Matter Toolkits" for youth, teachers and support workers. 


  #HopePact             #WeMatter


To learn more, you can also visit the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs