Welcome to the Indigenous Centre

The Indigenous Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga works to support Indigenous students, staff, and faculty at UTM as well as inspire future Indigenous students to a welcoming and inclusive UTM community. The Indigenous Centre works to promote equity and inclusion of Indigenous people among students, staff, faculty, and throughout the campus.

The Indigenous Centre also offers a number of ways for non-Indigenous peoples to better understand Indigenous peoples and their ways of being. Core to this is promoting a deeper understanding of the cultures, histories, philosophies, traditional practices, spiritual ways, and concepts of relationship building. Knowledge of these ideals and the removal of stereotypical imagery are essential to developing intercultural dialogue and improving cultural competency. 

To support these goals the centre offers ongoing programs such as weekly teaching and learning circles, and can speak at class lectures as well as provide curriculum resource support.

It is important to note that all students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend all programs and events associated with the Indigenous Centre, whether they are of Indigenous ancestry or not.


Celebrating & Recognizing National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day at the University of Toronto

In 2009, following the passing of a unanimous motion the House of Commons, the month of June was declared National Indigenous History Month, while continuing to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day (since 1996) on June 21. The Division of Human Resources and Equity joins the University community in honouring the history, recognizing the present and celebrating the contributions and experiences of Indigenous Peoples.


35 books to read for National Indigenous History Month


For more information, please contact: 

Tee Duke
UTM Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Davis Building - Room 3253
University of Toronto Mississauga
p: 905-828-5437
e: tee.duke@utoronto.ca

Cat (Mark) Criger
UTM Indigenous Advisor

Davis Building - Room 3206 (Monday to Thursday)
University of Toronto Mississauga
p: 905-569-4867
e: cat.criger@utoronto.ca