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Celebrate Indigenous History Month

Publish date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 update

Graphic of Indigenous people playing music and dancing

Each June, AMAPCEO recognizes Indigenous History Month as an occasion to celebrate the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. It is also an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and the incredibly important role they have played in shaping Canada.

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Read our profiles of Indigenous organizations:

The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto

The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) provides support to Aboriginal women and families across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The goal of the NWRCT is to offer a safe and welcoming environment for all Aboriginal women and families in the GTA. Their work is informed by the seven sacred teachings of wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility, and truth.

The NWRCT was founded in 1985 when a group of Aboriginal women identified the need for place in Toronto where Aboriginal women could gather to share resources, support each other, and practice traditional ways.

Their programs fall under six categories:

  • Housing;
  • Families;
  • Advocacy;
  • Employment;
  • Education; and
  • Youth.

For more information about the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto, visit their portal.

Legacy of Hope Foundation

The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that raises awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System and Sixties Scoop on Indigenous survivors, their descendants, and their communities. In so doing, it aims to promote healing and Reconciliation, and to create just and equal relationships among all people in Canada.

The Legacy of Hope Foundation works with teachers, school boards, universities, policing agencies, governments, officials, banks, unions, private businesses, and citizens to address racism and discrimination and enrich knowledge and understanding. It offers the following educational tools:

  • Curriculum resources;
  • Exhibitions;
  • Workshops and training; and
  • Research reports.

For more information about the Legacy of Hope Foundation, visit their website.

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).