Land Acknowledgement

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) is on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. The City of Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit We are thankful to work and live on this land, which is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

We offer a land acknowledgement to recognize, respect, and honour this territory, the treaties, the original occupants, their ancestors, and the historic connection they have with this land.

To this end, the IPC works to foster understanding, respect, and better relationships with Indigenous communities. This includes engaging in thoughtful dialogue about Indigenous conceptions of privacy and data sovereignty. It also includes providing ongoing educational opportunities for our staff to learn about our shared history and the harms that have been inflicted on Indigenous peoples.

Through these efforts, we strive to honour the historical and current contributions of Indigenous peoples to this land and move forward on the path toward meaningful reconciliation. We acknowledge that this journey requires continuous learning, openness to change, and the collective effort of all IPC staff. We are committed to this path, guided by the principles of respect, partnership, and shared understanding.

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