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On June 21, 2019, Bill C-92 An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families became law. The Bill is a huge and unprecedented step forward in Canada. It is the first time the federal government has exercised its jurisdiction to legislate in the area of Indigenous child welfare. The purposes of the Bill is to recognize Indigenous People’s jurisdiction over child and family services, as part of an inherent and Aboriginal right to self-governance; to establish national standards in this area, in response to the TRC’s Call to Action #4; and to contribute to the implementation of UNDRIP.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (The first 12 Call to Actions are directed to child welfare) (There is also a French PDF version)



Child Welfare Apologizes to Indigenous Families and Communities (via OACAS)


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@TNMengage and @kidsmentalhlth Youth Action Committee’s 4th policy paper “Adjusting the Spotlight: Re-centring Neglected BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Youth Voices Surrounding Mental Health” (Bell Let’s Talk Campaign)


Click here to download the English version                                         Click here to download the French version



Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC): Interrupted childhoods: Over-representation of Indigenous and Black children in Ontario child welfare




Spirit Bear Plan (Dr. Cindy Blackstock)–Item 5

ALL PUBLIC SERVANTS including those at a senior level, to receive mandatory training to identify and address government ideology, policies and practices that further the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.




Toronto Events

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting events from June 16 to 24, including a Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising on June 21.

Toronto Metropolitan University events

The TMU is organizing in-person and virtual events throughout the month. Stay updated on their website.

York University Events

York University commemorates National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. They have compiled a list of resources, readings and events to learn about, appreciate and acknowledge Indigenous communities in Canada.

University of Toronto Events

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations Presents

Inaugral 2-Spirit Pow-wow – June 4, 2022 (10:00am-6:00pm)

UTM IC Presents in collaboration with the Indigenous Creation Studio: Mashkiki Gitigan (in-person)

June 8th, 2022 (10:00am – 12:00pm)

The Indigenous Creation Studio happy invites everyone to Mashkiki Gitigan (Strength of the Earth Garden) opening and planting event. Click to register.


Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow-wow

June 28, 2022 (12:00pm)


UTM IC Presents with Everbead: Medicine Bag Making (virtual)

June 23, 2022 (1:00pm – 2:00pm)

Click to register


Barrie Native Friendship Centre

Stay in touch to learn more about events throughout the month of June.

Red Quills

TRC Film Night (Spirit to Soar)

June 25th at 7pm

More info at

Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin

Multiple in-person and virtual events throughout the month.

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Georgian Bay Friendship Centre

Stay tuned for events on their page.

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Local First Nation Communities in Simcoe/Muskoka

Rama First Nation Community and Family Services

6147 Rama Road, Rama, L3V 6H6

Tel: (705) 325-3611

Fax : (705) 329-3067

Emergency and Afterhours contact: (705)238-2732

Beausoleil First Nation Child & Family Services

43 Zhingwauk Miikan Christian Island ON.L9M-0A9

Phone: 705-247-2175

Fax: 705-247-1043

Moose Deer Point Government Office

P.O. Box 119, MacTier, Ontario, P0C 1H0

Phone: 705-375-5209
Fax: 705-375-0532

Wahta Mohawks Government Office

2664 Muskoka Rd #38, P.O. Box 260 Bala, Ontario, P0C 1A0

Phone: 1.705.762.2354
Fax: 705-762-2376

Urban Indigenous Service Providers

Indigenous Led Organizations                                                     

Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle


Barrie Native Friendship Centre 175 Bayfield Street Barrie ON             


Biinoojinsauk Child Care Centre Barrie (Closed til 2019) 

705-734-1818 ext. 233

Biinoojinsauk Child Care Centre 562 King Street, Midland             


Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Wom- en’s Circle      

164 Nottawasaga Street, Orillia        

705 326 3900

Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre      

4164 Vasey Rd, Victoria Har- bour          

(705) 534-3724

Enaahtig Outreach Aboriginal Child & Men- tal Health & Addictions programs          

334 West Street North, Orillia   

(705) 330-4059

Endaad Housing             

169 Front Street, Ste 213 Orillia ON             

(705) 325-6660

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre  

175 Yonge Street, Midland             

(705) 526-5589

Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association         

562 King Street, Midland             

(705) 527-7043

Huronia Family Housing

212 King Street, Midland            

(705) 527-0984

Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle           

64 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 1405 Barrie ON


Metis Nation of Ontario

355 Cranston Crescent, Mid- land             

(705) 526-6335

Ogemawahj Tribal Council          

5984 Rama Road, Ramara             

(705) 329-2511

Orillia Native Women’s Group   

110 Matchedash Street N, Oril- lia             

(705) 329-7755

SUN Housing    

64 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 1403 Barrie ON             

(705) 737-3532

Non- Indigenous Led Agencies with Indigenous service/staff

Canadian Mental Health Association John Rice   

134 Anne Street S Barrie ON          

705-726-5033 ext 240

Catulpa Community Services FNMI Facilita- tor  

165 Ferris Lane Barrie ON          

(705)733-3227 ext. 2335

Chigamik Community Health Centre       

344 King Street, Midland ON        

(705) 527-4154

Community Living Huronia Preschool Re- source Services             

230 Aberdeen Blvd, Midland     


Georgian College – Indigenous Services (Resource Centre)           

1 Georgian Dr, Barrie, ON

705-728-1968 x1376

Simcoe Community Services – Indigenous Coordinator  

39 Fraser Ct, Barrie ON    

705-795-8686 (cell)

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