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On Sunday, April 26th we took a group trip to Terra Cotta Conservation Site to participate in their Maple Syrup in the Park event where we were able to learn about different methods for making maple syrup and how Terra Cotta uses sustainable methods to harvest syrup from their maple trees. First stop: the pancake […]
On Tuesday, March 14th, we journeyed off to Wilket Creek Trail for an afternoon of snowshoeing as part of our On Ai Famii, Family and Children’s Programming. There were games, prizes, scavenger hunts, and a delicious pizza lunch from a local pizzeria—and, of course, hot chocolate as well. As part of our snowshoe scavenger hunt, […]
On Saturday September 24th, we gathered at our community garden at Allan Gardens Conservatory to remember the decade long fight led by the MNO with Steve and Roddy Powley for recognition of Métis harvesting rights in the R. v. Powley case. Marsee to Métis earth worker, Ethan Dankert-Lannigan, who shared their knowledge on harvesting practices including […]
The Toronto & York Region Métis Council met at the Toronto Harbourfront on Sunday July 17 for a paddle to the Toronto Islands in a voyageur canoe!
This year’s Annual General Assembly was held in Toronto on August 18th – 21st, 2022. The Assembly opened with a canoe arrival of Métis leaders and dignitaries on the Toronto Islands, with meetings and presentations at the InterContinental Hotel in the days following. Read more about the happenings of the AGA here: https://www.metisnation.org/news/metis-nation-of-ontario-concludes-successful-annual-general-assembly/
“Toronto Pride 2022 was an incredible experience. After 2 long pandemic years, I was truly looking forward to celebrating this event in person. The Métis Nation of Ontario was invited to carry our flag alongside the 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations and other Indigenous Nations who helped open and lead the parade. I met up […]
Beaded & Tufted Scissor Case Workshop – February/March 2022 Beaded Poppy Workshop – Feb 22
For the last meeting of our Spring Sharing Circle for Métis well-being with Tera Beaulieu and Associates of the Weaving Wellness Centre, we went for a Medicine Walk in Magwood Park! On June 13th, Ethan Dankert-Lannigan guided us through a trail in the park and shared their knowledge of the plants and animals that lived […]
On Saturday, June 4th 2022, the TYRMC attended Toronto’s first-ever 2-Spirit Pow Wow, hosted by the 2-Spirited People of the First Nations. At Downsview Park in Toronto/Tkaronto, community members who identify as 2-Spirited, as well as many allies, celebrated their place in modern society on a brilliantly sunny day. There was lots of dancing, singing, […]
Join the TYRMC at the 2022 Métis Rendezvous!