The Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council would like to acknowledge the dedication and support from the urban Indigenous community and our TASSC Member Organizations as we continue to grow as the leading community-based research, non-profit policy development and advocacy organization for the First Nations Inuit and Métis people living in the GTA.
Our 2016 TASSC AGM booklet, and our TASSC Community Scan publication.
If you have an event that you would like share with the TASSC network send us an email, or use our CONTACT FORM.
April 2016 - TASSC Acknowledgment on Recognition of Métis and Non-Status Rights The Toronto Aboriginal Support Service Council acknowledges the court for ruling in favour of Métis and Non-Status Indian rights in the Supreme Court case “Daniels vs. Canada” (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), 2016 SCC 12 on April 14, 2016.
February 20, 2016: Comparing Premier Wynne's Mandate Letter to Minister of CYS Response Letter This is in response to the updates the Minister of Child and Youth Services shares with Premier Wynne
January 3, 2016: A Circle of Care Toolkit for Cultural Awareness in Schools and at Home (Indigenous Language Revitalization is a Bonus!) Here is TASSC's review of the Circle of Caring toolkit created by COPA
NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto ENAGB Youth program presents our 1st Annual North American Indigenous Cultural Festival May 21st & 22nd at Downsview Park, Toronto!
With over $90,000 in awards, a cultural pavilion, delicious food, Indigenous vendor market, entertainment and music this weekend promises to be one to remember!
If you have any inquiries please contact Cynthia.Bell@ncct.on.ca or Eric.Hill@ncct.on.ca.
URBAN ABORIGINAL YOUTH FACILITATIVE TRAINING
December 2015, TASSC gathered Urban youth from Thunder Bay, Ontario, and 10 various youth from 5 Aboriginal youth councils in Toronto.
Over the course of days the youth gained knowledge of Focused Conversations, and Group Facilitation Methods. On the third day the youth demonstrated their new skills by facilitating their own youth engagement session.
ABOUT THE TORONTO ABORIGINAL SUPPORT SERVICES COUNCIL
The Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP) Report is the largest and most comprehensive study of Indigenous people in Toronto ever conducted. With a sample of over 1,400 individuals, 14 topics studied and seven methodologies utilized, the TARP Report provides an important picture of the current situation, aspirations, and challenges facing Indigenous people in the Greater Toronto Area.
ABOUT TORONTO ABORIGINAL SUPPORT SERVICES COUNCIL (TASSC)
TASSC is the leading not-for-profit research, policy, and advocacy organization that addresses the social determinants of health to improve and enhance the socio-economic prospects and cultural well-being of Aboriginal peoples living in the City of Toronto.
TASSC is the successor organization to an informal group of Aboriginal executives called the Toronto Aboriginal Social Services Association (TASSA). Established in the mid-1990s, TASSA met to collectively raise the issues of Aboriginal peoples in the City of Toronto and to share information across organizations. In 2009, TASSA commissioned the Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP) Report, the largest and most comprehensive study ever conducted of Aboriginal peoples in Toronto.
In May 2011, TASSA incorporated and became TASSC, a name more suited to the services TASSC’s member organizations provide. TASSC released the TARP: Final Report in November 2011, which is important because it provides a picture of the current situation, aspirations, and challenges facing Aboriginal peoples in the City of Toronto. One of TASSC’s objectives is to implement the report’s recommendations though consultation and collaboration.
For More Information on Tassc – TASSC Documentary Video
Urban Aboriginal Youth Group Facilitative Training
LEADERSHIP IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH
TASSC will assume a facilitator and stewardship role in Aboriginal community-based research, using findings to influence policy changes.
ADVANCING ABORIGINAL ISSUES THROUGH POLICY
TASSC will act as a collective voice for its member organizations. Our message will be determined through collaborative discussion.
ENHANCING CAPACITY OF ABORIGINAL ORGANIZATIONS
TASSC will assist in succession planning activities with its member organizations. Ensuring continuity is key. We will create mentoring opportunities for students from universities and colleges at our member organizations.
ENSURING A RESILIENT ORGANIZATION
TASSC will continuously strengthen the organization by increasing membership, sharing our knowledge and our history, engaging the Aboriginal community, and developing relationships and partnerships.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
Native Men's Residence
2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto