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.
TASSC is made up of member and associate member organizations in Toronto.
Indigenous Homelessness and Research Project (2019)
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Mohawk word for: "Where Trees Stand in Water"
TASSC acknowledges, includes and celebrates Tkaronto's Indigenous history and contemporary Indigenous diversity!
The Tkaronto Indigenous Peoples Portal is Now LIVE!
2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations
Aboriginal Legal Services
Association for Native Development in the Performing & Visual Arts/Arts Indigena
Gabriel Dumon Non-Profit Homes
Miziwe Biik Employment and Training
Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
Na Me Res (Native Men’s Residence)
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Thunder Woman’s Healing Lodge Society
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Toronto Inuit Association (TIA)
Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle
Toronto & York Region Métis Council
Urban Indigenous Education Centre
Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
NEWS & EVENTS
Understanding Indigenous Children’s Gifts of Toronto Report
This report reflects a one-year research project, in partnership with Surrey Place, to explore the needs and challenges of Indigenousfamilies in accessing specialized resources for their children. The research also explores the readiness of Indigenous and non-Indigenous service providers in building strategic partnerships to better serve Indigenous families. An action-based ‘pathways forward’ strategy is offered for service providers; as well as recommendations for government involvement and support to the sector.
Miigwetch / Nia:wen to all who have contributed to this research project. Please feel free to share with your networks.
Accessing Decent Work: Perspectives from Indigenous Support Services in Toronto - Report Below!