Treaties Recognition Week

In 2016, Ontario passed the first legislation of its kind in Canada declaring the first full week of November as Treaties Recognition Week.

This year, Treaties Recognition Week is November 3-9, 2024.

This annual event honours the importance of Treaties and helps students and residents of Ontario learn more about Treaty rights and relationships. By learning more about our collective Treaty rights and obligations, we can create greater understanding and nurture relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Treaties Recognition Week represents one of many steps on Ontario’s journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The week was launched in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (PDF)  to increase Treaty awareness and provide students and the public with an important opportunity to learn why treaties matter.

Treaty teaching and learning resources

Listen to what students say they learn from Treaties Recognition Week.

Videos: Indigenous voices on Treaties

Watch videos of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers highlighting the importance of Treaties, Treaty relationships and Treaty rights in Ontario. Use the videos to promote learning about Treaties in your organization or classroom.

Maurice Switzer on reconciliation and treaty recognition

Maurice Switzer delivers presentations on Treaty recognition as a key element of the reconciliation process and talks about issues related to the Williams Treaty.


2024 Treaties Recognition Week events

Check back this fall to find a Treaties Recognition Week event near you.

To have an event featured here and on our social media channels, please email us to let us know.

For an event or activity to be listed, it must:

  • support Treaties education and awareness
  • be open to the public (either in-person or virtually)