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The Chiefs of Ontario is an advocacy forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located in Ontario. Guided by the Chiefs in Assembly, we uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehon:we, and Lenape Peoples in protecting and exercising their inherent and Treaty rights. Keeping in mind the wisdom of our Elders, and the future for our youth, we continue to create the path forward in building our Nations as strong, healthy Peoples respectful of ourselves, each other, and all of creation.

11th Annual Chiefs of Ontario Health Forum

Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St. West. Toronto

Feb 28, March 1, 2, 2017


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The Chiefs of Ontario Secretariat Office is relocating. We will officially be in our new office the week of Dec 12, 2016,+Toronto,+ON+M5A+1T7/@43.6569221,-79.362683,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89d4cb407ddfc079:0x68ed49f19b9c1b2b!2s468+Queen+St+E,+Toronto,+ON+M5A+1T7!3b1!8m2!3d43.6569221!4d-79.360489!3m4!1s0x89d4cb407ddfc079:0x68ed49f19b9c1b2b!8m2!3d43.6569221!4d-79.360489?hl=en

Dynamic New Magazine features voices from the communities, leaders and citizens

First Nation Leaders and Cabinet Ministers from across Ontario gathered for annual Leaders in the Legislature event to discuss joint priorities regarding issues and opportunities

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The Chiefs of Ontario Political Confederacy 2015/16

On August 24, 2015 the Chiefs of Ontario and the Province of Ontario signed a historical Political Accord. “This Accord captures this social shift and is a tremendous step forward in building a new political relationship between First Nations and the Government of Ontario.”


View photos and video of the ceremony here

Chiefs of Ontario News

TORONTO, ON (Jan 13, 2017) --- Secwepemc First Nation leader, activist and intellect Arthur Manuel passed this week at the age of 66. He is the father of five children. A residential school survivor, Mr. Manuel was a four-term chief of the...
TORONTO, ON (Jan 12, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says that Chiefs across the province are adamant that while Prime Minister Trudeau travels the country he must make the time to visit with First Nation communities, particularly the...
Serpent River, ON (Dec 22, 2016)  --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling the reported actions of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) an indignity to the community who just lost lives in a tragic house fire last week. “We...
December 22, 2016 On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I wish all our chiefs and citizens a safe and happy holiday season. Firstly, please drive carefully on the roads and highways, and try to avoid driving during storms and on winter roads unless...
Toronto (Dec 15, 2016)  --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is offering his condolences to the family and community of Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation after a tragic house fire Wednesday morning. “On behalf of the Chiefs of...
Gatineau, QC (Dec 8, 2016)  --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, chair of the Assembly Of First Nations (AFN) Chiefs Committee on Health and co-chair of the AFN Chiefs Committee on Environment and Climate Change, is calling upon Canada to...