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

This year Treaties Recognition Week is November 1-7, 2021.

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 also represents one of many steps on Ontario’s journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Launched in 2016 in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action to increase treaty awareness, it provides students and the public with an important opportunity to learn why treaties matter to all Ontarians.

Each year, Ontario hosts events to promote understanding around treaty rights, treaty relationships and their relevance today. Given the ongoing COVID-19covid 19 situation, Treaties Recognition Week events will again take place virtually this year.