St. Francis of Assisi School is situated within the lands of Treaty No.19, which was entered into agreement on Wednesday, October 28, 1818.
We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this traditional territory.
As part of Ontario’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Ontario has designated the first week of November each year as Treaties Recognition Week. The goal of this week is to promote public education and awareness about the history and importance of treaties and treaty relationships.
First Nations were the original occupants of this land we call Ontario. Our shared history begins around 400 years ago, when Europeans first arrived. Treaties between the British Crown (government) and Indigenous peoples were negotiated and signed with the intent of delivering mutual benefits. Ontario is covered by 46 treaties which were signed between 1781 and 1930.
Treaties Recognition Week is one of many steps on Ontario’s journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.