The Transitional Pain Service at Toronto General Hospital is situated on the traditional territory of many nations whose ancestors have stewarded this land and cared for its resources, including the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Toronto is covered by Treaty No 13 of the year 1805 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. We are privileged to work and provide care to our patients on this land.
We are committed to reconciliation and pledge to build relationships and collaborate with Indigenous partners to honour and embed traditional healing wisdom in our patient-centred holistic pain care practices and to share our learning with others.
We affirm our responsibility to improve our understanding of Indigenous Peoples, their culture, and healing traditions as part of our commitment to work towards Truth and Reconciliation. Through this land acknowledgment we recognize and honour the kinship that Indigenous people hold to the land.
Resources to create your own land acknowledgement
Creating a land acknowledgment is an opportunity to reflect on one's place in the ongoing history of the land and on one's contribution to reconciling relationships with Indigenous peoples and territories.
The following resources provide a useful guide to getting started with your land acknowledgment:
Guidance for Honouring the Land and Ancestors Through Land Acknowledgements - A comprehensive guide developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Native Land - An interactive map of traditional territories and treaties, including resources for developing a land acknowledgment