Toronto / July 27, 2023
The City of Toronto, in partnership with OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services has launched Indigenous Peoples in Toronto: An Introduction for Newcomers, a resource that introduces newcomers to First Nations, Inuit and Métis history, cultures and perspectives.
Toronto is one of the first municipalities in Ontario to create this type of resource for newcomers.
The guide is intended to:
• Encourage learning and sharing to build meaningful relationships between Indigenous Peoples and newcomers.
• Provide settlement service providers, ESL instructors and staff who work with and for newcomers with tools to support this learning, through an accompanying facilitator’s guide.
The guide was developed with input from the 10-member Indigenous Newcomer Advisory Circle and many Indigenous and refugee and immigrant-serving community organizations. The project was made possible by funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
The guide is available on the City’s After You Arrive webpage. The guide aligns with the strategic pillar, Supporting Civic Engagement and Community Capacity of Newcomers in the Toronto Newcomer Strategy.
Read and download Indigenous Peoples in Toronto: An Introduction for Newcomers
Read and download the Facilitator's Guide