AMAPCEO Celebrates Indigenous History Month
Publish date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 update
AMAPCEO recognizes June as Indigenous History Month—an occasion to highlight and to reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Canada and to recognize and celebrate equality.
Read our profile on Indigenous resources:
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto virtual resources during COVID-19
Since the start of COVID-19, social media has played a large role in helping Indigenous communities share information and resources and stay connected with families and friends.
Indigenous communities are now relying on virtual programming to maintain culture and tradition. Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) has extended their services during the pandemic to include virtual programs and resources.
NCFST is a multi-service urban Aboriginal agency providing child safety and well-being, holistic, and culture-based programs and services for over 7,000 Aboriginal children and families across the Greater Toronto Area.
Some of their virtual programming includes:
- virtual storytelling and sing-along circles;
- online text and audio recordings of Indigenous stories;
- digital historical and cultural resources from diverse First Nations;
- virtual camping, and much more.
For more programs and resources during the pandemic, visit their Instagram page.
Native Women’s Association of Canada
As we shared last week, social media is playing a more prominent role in connecting Indigenous communities during COVID-19.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) represents the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada. Their goal is to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women throughout the country.
Through their website and Facebook page, women can find the virtual resources they may need to support them through the pandemic, such as education, arts and crafts, book clubs, culinary resources, live dance and music, and social distance pow wows.
For programs and resources, visit their Facebook page.
(Thank you to the AMAPCEO Indigenous Circle for recommending these profiles for Indigenous History Month)
More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in 12 cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; Public Health Ontario; the Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; and in the former Offices of the Ontario Child Advocate and the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Ontario Ombudsman).