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Indigenous Student Services

The Indigenous Education Council works in collaboration with Indigenous Student Services to provide a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture.

Their role is to provide specialized services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples on campus and to develop a mutually productive relationship between TMU and the Indigenous community.

Visit the Indigenous Student Services website to learn more.

Watch the Orientation week video (external link) .

2Spirited People of the 1st Nations (external link) 

Aboriginal Housing Support Centre (external link) 

Aboriginal Peacekeeping Unit (external link) 

Aboriginal Legal Services (external link) 

Anduhyaun Shelter (external link) 

Anishnawbe Health Toronto  (external link) 

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (external link) 

Centre for Indigenous Theatre (CIT) (external link) 

Chiefs of Ontario (external link) 

Council Fire Native Cultural Centre (external link, opens in new window) 

Dodem Kanonhsa’ Culture and Education Lodge (external link) 

First Nations House at University of Toronto (external link)   

First Nation School of Toronto (external link)   

George Brown College Native Student Services

ImagineNative Film and Media Festival (external link) 

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (external link) 

Indspire (formerly National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) (external link) 

Miziwe Biik Aboriginl Employment and Training (external link) 

NaMeRes – Native Men’s Residence (external link) 

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (external link) 

Native Child & Family Services (external link) 

Native Earth Performing Arts Inc. (external link) 

Native Women’s Resource Centre (external link, opens in new window) 

Nekenaan Second Stage Housing (external link, opens in new window) 

Nishnawbe Homes Inc (external link, opens in new window) .

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS strategy (external link) 

Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centers (external link) 

Southern Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (SOADI) (external link) 

Wigwamen Inc. (external link) 

Developing an understanding about Indigenous history, as well as Truth and Reconciliation, must include an acknowledgement of various terms and languages, as well as their given contexts and histories. As time and cultures change, the meanings of words and their usage do too. Access the guide below to help inform your decisions on terminology.  

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) is overcoming the legacy of a painful past. For years there was a lack of understanding of the concerns of its Indigenous community and little desire to accept responsibility to address these concerns. There was also a reluctance to acknowledge the harmful role played by the university’s previous namesake.

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