COO website

The Chiefs of Ontario is an advocacy forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located in Ontario. Guided by the Chiefs in Assembly, we uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehon:we, and Lenape Peoples in protecting and exercising their inherent and Treaty rights. Keeping in mind the wisdom of our Elders, and the future for our youth, we continue to create the path forward in building our Nations as strong, healthy Peoples respectful of ourselves, each other, and all of creation.

October 12, 13, 2016

Toronto, On

Wealth Creation, Infrastructure, Revenue Sharing


June 28, 29, 30, 2016

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Hosted by the Independent First Nations


Thanks to everyone who attended #AOCC2016 this year.

Thank you all for participating


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The Chiefs of Ontario Political Confederacy 2015/16

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On August 24, 2015 the Chiefs of Ontario and the Province of Ontario signed a historical Political Accord. “This Accord captures this social shift and is a tremendous step forward in building a new political relationship between First Nations and the Government of Ontario.”


View photos and video of the ceremony here

Chiefs of Ontario News

  Toronto, ON (July 22, 2016) ---  “The Chiefs of Ontario are fully sympathetic with the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Police Service (NAPS), who are threatening strike action over dangerous working conditions, which includes long...
Toronto, ON (July 6, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says that all children in Canada regardless of race should receive the health care and social services they require and the recently announced $382 million federal funding...
Thunder Bay, ON (June 28, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day welcomes the long-awaited and much-needed recommendations made today regarding the inquest into the deaths of the seven youth in the city of Thunder Bay. “These...
Thunder Bay, ON (June 27, 2016) --- On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, Regional Chief Isadore Day extends warm greetings to the Youth, Elders, Leadership and citizens participating in this week’s 42nd Annual All-Ontario Chiefs Conference (...
On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, Regional Chief Isadore Day offers his sincere condolences to the family and community of Chiefs of Ontario Elder Ella Dawn Green of Shoal Lake No #39 (Iskatewizaagegan) who passed on earlier this week. “...
Toronto, ON (June 23, 2016) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says the recent federal launch of a comprehensive review of environmental and regulatory process will test the federal government’s recognition of First Nations jurisdiction...