In honouring the land, we are walking in the tracks of our ancestors and leaving our footprints for the future generations to come.
In respect and honour of the ancestors who lived on this land before us and currently still reside in this area, IGNITE would like to acknowledge the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit that we are situated on.
Known as Adoobiigok – the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig language – the region is uniquely situated along Humber River watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.
Beneath the contemporary surface of any territory are histories of belonging that have been erased, overlooked, contested and forgotten. Land acknowledgements mark a small, yet important step in the process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial.
IGNITE is proud to work in partnership with Humber’s department of Indigenous Education & Engagement (IE&E) to ensure Indigenous students are supported and connected to their learning environment – academically, culturally and socially.
As part of our strategic plan, IGNITE has committed to:
- create safe spaces for Indigenous students to have a forum for discussion of their experiences with IGNITE and on campus
- facilitate opportunities to educate and celebrate the diverse social and cultural elements that make up our student community
Through initiatives such as listening sessions, the Walk for Reconciliation and Indigenous Film Festival, we aim to educate others and commemorate Indigenous culture and history, while also advocating for issues that remain prevalent in the Indigenous community today.
Launched in 2021, in partnership with Humber IE&E, the Indigenous Scholarship aims to help students combat unique financial barriers that the Indigenous community often face.
Each year, IGNITE awards Indigenous students from the Humber/UofGH community, who demonstrate leadership and community involvement, with a $1000 grant.
Applications for the 2023 scholarship will open November 1st and close November 30th.
Indigenous Film Fest
Mental and Emotional Support
Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT)
Traditional counsellors and other health services.
The Weaving Wellness Centre
Private clinical and consulting practice centered on supporting individuals, families and communities.
Indigenous-owned virtual mental health services clinic that facilitates virtual access for Indigenous people to culturally appropriate mental wellness services from Indigenous care providers.
Métis Nation of Ontario
the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure.
Indspire is a charitable organization dedicated to delivering bursary and scholarship awards that provide the support necessary for Canadian Indigenous students.
Financial Relief Program
When emergency financial situations arise, IGNITE’s FRP provides short-term assistance to full-time students.
Arts, Culture and Education
Native Earth Performing Arts
Native Earth Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating, developing and producing of professional artistic expression of the Aboriginal experience in Canada.
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is a membership-based, charitable organization.
Indigenous Camp Choice
Camp Choice is a summer program that brings grade 7/8 students from various First Nation communities throughout Ontario together to participate in a three day and two night college experiential camp.
From the Six Nations of the Grand River
Indigenous markings around Humber College campuses