Indigenous Community

Fostering a sense of belonging for Indigenous students and employees

Indigenous Initiatives

U of T is dedicated in its efforts to be a place deserving of Indigenous community members.

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) was established in response to the report by U of T’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Steering Committee. The Office’s mandate is to support and guide the U of T community as it continues to work towards reconciliation.

Indigenous Ceremonial Practices

Smudging and burning sacred medicines.

Practices such as smudging, ceremonial fires, lighting the qulliq, and pipe ceremonies are welcome across the tri-campus.

Knowledge and Training

Expand your understanding and awareness.

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) offers cultural competency training to U of T faculty, librarians, staff, and students.

Land Acknowledgement

Honouring the Indigenous history of Toronto.

The Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement recognizing the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.

Progress Report

Reconciliation efforts across the tri-campus.

Read about how U of T is answering the calls to action outlined in Answering the Call: Wecheehetowin in the OII’s annual report.