In 2016, COU reached out to its membership to gather information on activities that support campus Indigenization.  This report shows how Ontario universities have been working with communities to ...

Deepening our Relationship: Partnering With Aboriginal Communities to Strengthen Ontario Campuses

Published: August 23, 2017

In 2016, COU reached out to its membership to gather information on activities that support campus Indigenization.  This report shows how Ontario universities have been working with communities to incorporate Indigenous histories, cultures, traditions, and culturally appropriate supports through campus life. This work has laid strong foundations to open up even more opportunities for universities to support the goals outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations.

“In [universities'] roles as knowledge keepers, generators, and disseminators, and as educators of tomorrow’s leaders, they welcome the opportunity to continue their work with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to ensure that significant and historic progress is made.” — Deepening our Relationship Report
  1. All Ontario universities have developed or are in the process of developing Indigenous curriculum, co-curriculum, or content to be integrated into existing programs and courses

  2. 90 per cent of universities have incorporated Indigenization strategies into areas of governance and strategic plans

  3. 90 per cent of universities indicated they are committed to organizing and supporting Indigenous events on campus and in the community, contributing to the creation of spaces that facilitate the sharing of community knowledge

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