COO website

The Chiefs of Ontario is a political 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.

The Chiefs of Ontario are pleased to host a forum for individuals who are intending to declare their candidacy for National Chief to provide an opportunity to relay their platform.


The purpose of the Notice is to assert that these Treaties still govern the relationship between the Crown and First Nations.


The latest news, support letters and info on the First Nations Education Bill

The Chiefs of Ontario reject Bill C-10 that will criminalize the tobacco trade, calling it a direct attack on First Nation Constitutional and Treaty Rights

Chiefs of Ontario is calling the lawsuit against the federal government an opportunity for justice and healing for thousands of First Nations children.

Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation say Ontario’s logging plans adversely affect forests in their community and worsen the mercury poisoning issues their citizens have been grappling with for decades.

The Chiefs of Ontario is pleased to invite you to participate in the First Nations Regional Early Childhood Development, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES). Click here to find out more.

Chiefs of Ontario News For LIVE Webstream
Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups are outraged that the federal government used a high level United Nations forum on Indigenous rights as an opportunity to continue its unprincipled attack on the UN Declaration on the...
TORONTO, ON (Sept 24, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy today joined members of the Chiefs of Ontario Political Confederacy in announcing a National Chief Candidates Forum which will provide an opportunity for individuals who are...
NORTH BAY, ON (Sept 19, 2014) — As Attawapiskat First Nation celebrated the opening of their long-awaited new school today, Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy joined Princess Edward, Countess of Wessex and a delegation that included Nipissing...
TORONTO, ON (Sept 19, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy encourages everyone in the Thunder Bay region to visit the Walking with Our Sisters art installation opening today at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery as he continues to demand the...
TORONTO, ON (Sept 16, 2014) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is joining the Dene Nation and Assembly of First Nations in supporting the Statement of Claim against Canada and Ontario filed last week by descendants of the 1850 Robinson-...