Type: Historical Society
This organization seeks to provide services of a social, recreational, cultural, and spiritual nature. It seeks to honor Aboriginal knowledge and tradition, and to create and support a self-sufficient Native community in the Greater Toronto Area. It provide a variety of events, programs and projects in Aboriginal history and culture.
Great Indian Bus Tour- Three-hour tour of pre-contact and historical landmarks illustrating the Indigenous presence in Toronto
The Toronto Native Community History Project (TNCHP)- revolves around three key components: popular education, resource centre, and youth involvement, and manifests itself in a variety of events and projects that rotate year round at the center (e.g., Full Moon Ceremonies put on by Anishinaabe Women / Grandmothers)
Dodem Kanonhsa’ Open Teachings at the Elder’s Cultural Facility (located at 55 St. Clair Avenue East)-The purpose of the Dodem Kanonhsa’ is to promote sharing and understanding of Aboriginal culture and its philosophies.
The Dodem Kanonhsa’ is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people with the hope that it will benefit intercultural relations, cross-cultural communication and understanding. The lodge allows for continuing the tradition, started by grandmothers and grandfathers, of oral teachings. Visiting elders and teachers are available throughout
Various opportunities onlong term projects and individual events. Contact Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Address & Contact Information:
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
16 Spadina Road
Dodem Kanonhsa Elder’s Cultural Facility
55 St. Clair Avenue East, 6th Floor
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9 am to 8 pm
Thursday & Friday 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Key Words: aboriginal, culture