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Key Facts

Leaders of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action Community Consultation:

  • Tanya (Toni) De Mello is the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion and provides the leadership, advocacy, education and coordination needed to address equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the entire university community.
  • Joanne Dallaire, Shadow Hawk Woman of the Wolf Clan, is Cree Omushkego with ancestry from Attawapiskat, Ontario. She holds an honorary doctorate from TMU. Her many TMU roles include Elder of the Indigenous Education Council, traditional counsellor for Indigenous Student Services and recognized Elder for TMU.

Extensive Community Consultations:

As a part of the consultation process, between October 2015 and February 2017, TMU’s TRC working group held the following community-wide consultations, discussions, and events:

  • Three panel discussions
  • Eight talking circles
  • Two consultations with community partners

Groups consulted:

  • Centre for Indigenous Governance
  • Chair in Indigenous Governance, Dr. Pamela Palmater
  • Continuing Education Students' Association of TMU
  • CUPE 3904
  • Indigenous Students Association
  • Racialized Students Collective
  • TMUFaculty Association 
  • Faculty Association Indigenous Caucus
  • TMU Students’ Union
  • TMU Sociology Students’ Union
  • Faculty Association’s Equity Issues Committee
  • Former Unifor Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Dr. Winnie Ng
  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous TMU students, faculty, and staff
  • First Nations Technical Institute
  • Indigenous Students Association
  • Indigenous Students Rising
  • Social Justice Week Committee

Consultation timeline:

For a detailed timeline of the community consultations, visit the timeline page.