Communications

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare’s Statement on the Preliminary Findings of 171 Potential Unmarked Graves Found on the Grounds of Former St. Mary’s Indian Residential School

(Toronto, Ontario – January 18, 2023) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement on the preliminary findings on the grounds of the former St. Mary's Indian Residential School in Kenora, Ontario: "On behalf of the Chiefs in Ontario, our hearts are with the community of Wauzhushk Onigum Nation following their announcement of preliminary

2023-01-19T14:12:29-05:00January 18th, 2023|Categories: Communications|

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on Perpetuating Climate Injustice Against First Nations

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Canada bears responsibility for the climate crisis that is driving humans to the precipice of a global catastrophe. While the Government of Canada has begun to acknowledge this crisis and has enacted some measures to try to help pull humanity back from the edge, two major problems characterize government action. Current

2023-01-17T10:54:33-05:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: Communications, Political|

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Sends Condolences to the Family and Friends of Officer Grzegorz Pierzchala

(January 3, 2022 – Toronto, Ontario) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement sending condolences to the family and friends of Officer Grzegorz Pierzchala,  who was shot while responding to a vehicle in the ditch in Hagersville, Ontario, on December 27, 2022: “On behalf of the Chiefs in Ontario, I send my deepest

2023-01-03T17:23:17-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Communications|

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|

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare Offers Condolences to Families of Rebecca Contois, Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe, and Calls for Justice to Address Genocide against Indigenous Women across Canada

(Algonquin Unceded Territory, Ottawa, Ontario – December 8, 2022) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement offering condolences to the families of Rebecca Contois, Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe (Buffalo Woman), and calling for justice to address ongoing genocide against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit and gender-diverse people across Canada: “On

2023-01-03T10:17:33-05:00December 8th, 2022|Categories: Communications, Women's Initiatives|

Media Advisory: First Nations Leadership Urges Government of Ontario to Repeal Bill 23

(December 6, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario) On December 7, 2022, during the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly, First Nations Leadership will gather to call for the repeal of Bill 23: More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, and discuss the legislation’s impact on First Nations in Ontario. On November 17, 2022, First Nations Leadership

2022-12-06T15:10:16-05:00December 6th, 2022|Categories: Communications|

Chiefs of Ontario Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

(Toronto, ON – November 25, 2022) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement marking the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and calling for all to stand in support of all First Nations women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people throughout Ontario and with women around the world. “Two out

2023-01-03T10:27:02-05:00November 25th, 2022|Categories: Communications, Women's Initiatives|

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 Kathleen.Padulo@coo.org. 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|
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