The Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA) recognizes that its work, and the work of its municipal partners, takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across the province. We acknowledge that there are 46 treaties and other agreements that cover the territory now called Ontario.
OMHRA’s office is located in Toronto, on land that is covered by Treaty #13 and the Williams Treaties. The land has been taken care of by the Anishinaabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Huron-Wendat, with the current treaty holders being the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Today, Toronto is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
We recognize that throughout Ontario, the land holds deep historical, cultural, and spiritual significance for the Indigenous Peoples who have stewarded it for generations. We honour and respect the enduring connections that Indigenous communities maintain with the land, waters, and all living beings.
We acknowledge the ongoing impacts of colonization, displacement and dispossession that Indigenous communities have faced and continue to navigate. As we convene and collaborate through OMHRA, we commit to the ongoing learning and action required to foster understanding, collaboration and reconciliation.