Out of deep respect for Indigenous peoples of Canada, York Hills recognizes that its work, and the work of its community partners take place on traditional Indigenous territories across the province.
The sacred land on which we deliver service has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. We want to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe people. Particularly we want to acknowledge that where we stand is the border territories of the Mississaugas of New Credit and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. We want to show our respect for their contributions and recognize the role of treaty making in what is now Ontario. Hundreds of years after the first treaties were signed, they are still relevant today. Today, this place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory. We are mindful of the need to reconcile our history and relations with Indigenous peoples. We are especially mindful of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ Call to Action and the landmark Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling released on January 26, 2016.