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Call for Proposals: One-Time Mental Health & Addictions Funding

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Ontario Health and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, is launching a Call for Proposals for one-time mental health & addictions funding for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Funding will support the creation of safe spaces for mental health and addictions programming, delivery of traditional healing programs,

2023-01-03T10:16:28-05:00December 17th, 2022|Categories: Communications, Health|

Federal Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars Class Action Settlement – Important Information

The Claim Process for the Federal Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars settlement opened on January 4, 2022. The deadline to submit a claim for a $10,000 compensation payment is October 4, 2023. Who is a Day Scholar? A Day Scholar is someone who attended a Federal Indian Residential School where some children slept there overnight,

2022-12-14T13:53:31-05:00December 14th, 2022|Categories: Communications, Social|

Chiefs of Ontario and First Nations Oppose Bill 23: More Homes Built Faster Act

(Toronto, ON – November 23, 2022) The Chiefs of Ontario express their full support for First Nations Leadership in their opposition to Bill 23: More Homes Built Faster Act due to its clear violation of First Nations constitutionally protected, inherent and Treaty rights and its inevitable adverse environmental impacts on First Nations ancestral and traditional

2022-11-23T11:43:22-05:00November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Communications|

COO Environment Newsletter – October, November, and December 2022

Please find attached COO Environment Newsletter – October, November, and December 2022 for your information and reading. For additional information, please contact Kathleen Padulo at Download the Newsletter here: COO Environment Sector - Newsletter October-December 2022 (11.23.22)

2022-11-23T09:35:45-05:00November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Communications, Environment|

For Immediate Release: Gull Bay First Nation Complaints of Anti-Indigenous Racism by the OPP – Armstrong Detachment Go Unanswered By OPP Commissioner

Gull Bay First Nation is a community approximately 250 kilometers northeast of Thunder Bay ON, near the village of Armstrong. GBFN has filed three (3) formal complaints of anti-Indigenous racism, discrimination and harassment in OPP services with OPP Commissioner Carrique which have gone wholly unaddressed despite their severity and the passage of many months. Mr.

2022-10-28T13:27:05-04:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: Communications, Justice|

Contract Opportunity – Community Liaison Coordinator: Research and Data Management Sector

We invite you to explore this opportunity to build on your relationships with members of First Nations communities to ensure First Nations research is completed with deep respect for and involvement of First Nations. This position will be to support and encourage community members to participate in First Nations Research and Data Management efforts of

2022-10-27T09:34:06-04:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Communications|

AFN Special Chiefs Assembly – 3rd Call for Resolutions

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) will take place December 6 to 8, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario. The SCA will be held at the Westin Ottawa located at 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9H4. Resolutions for consideration at the Special Chiefs Assembly must be submitted to AFN by October

2022-10-21T14:54:38-04:00October 21st, 2022|Categories: Communications|

First Nations Labour and Employment Development (FNLED) People’s Report

This report presents the results of the First Nations Labour and Employment Development (FNLED) survey. The survey was designed by the First Nations Information and Governance Centre (FNIGC). It was the first major national survey initiative focused on employment, labour, jobs, and skills in First Nations communities across Canada. The survey built on the work

2022-10-21T13:35:27-04:00October 21st, 2022|Categories: Communications, Research and Data Management|

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Welcomes $25 Million Investment for First Nations Economic Development

(Toronto, ON – October 19, 2022) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement welcoming the Government of Ontario’s $25 million investment over the next three years to support economic development in First Nations communities: “I am pleased to announce the Government of Ontario’s $25 million investment over the next three years to support

2022-10-19T16:54:27-04:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: Communications, Political|

Ltr to First Nations Leadership in Ontario: Engagement Session – Jay Treaty and Border Crossing Rights

Mohawks of Akwesasne will be hosting an engagement session on the Jay Treaty and Border Crossing Rights with interested Chiefs at the Chelsea Inn in Toronto on October 25th, 2022, during the upcoming Indigenous Services Joint Session and on December 6, 2022, in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, please find letter below or download the

2022-10-19T12:54:00-04:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: Communications|
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