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Land Acknowledgement

Toronto is home to a vast diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis who enrich this city. Toronto Seniors Housing is committed to reconciliation. We honour the land through our communities and programs that reflect and respect its heritage. Our land acknowledgment marks a small but important step in the process of reconciliation and building a positive relationship with Indigenous people.

Toronto Seniors Housing acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

African Ancestral Acknowledgement

With the creation of the Confronting Anti-Black Racism (CABR) Strategy to address anti-Black racism at Toronto Seniors Housing and Toronto Community Housing, an African Ancestral Acknowledgement was introduced by the City of Toronto CABR Unit. It is a voluntary recognition offered to support Black staff wishing to use it to acknowledge their ancestors of African descent who have been present and actively contributing to life on Treaty lands and traditional Indigenous territories since the early 1600s.

Toronto Seniors Housing acknowledges all Treaty people – including those who came here as settlers – as migrants either in this generation or in generations past – and those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly those brought to these lands as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. We pay tribute to those ancestors of African origin and descent.