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  • The Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) facilitates partnerships between students and community organizations to build educational capacity within communities and broaden student learning. Indigenous Community Liaison staff assist faculty and staff with incorporating Community Engaged Learning into their curriculum.
  • Indspire Peer Support is a mentorship and leadership program for educators of Indigenous students. Indspire pairs educators from across Canada, based on their professional learning goals and also provides support online.
  • The Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) gives high school students of Indigenous or African ancestry a chance to explore health sciences at the University of Toronto.
  • The SOAR program invites Indigenous youth ages 14 to 17 to experience the University campus, visit Toronto landmarks, and participate in Indigenous-focused activities.
  • The Indigenous Youth Summer Program is offered to Indigenous high school students interested in studying law and understanding how law affects their communities. Selected students live on campus and learn about various aspects of the law program.
  • Canadian Roots (CRE) builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth with leadership programs and an annual youth conference to promote dialogue and strengthen relationships.

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The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) has a strong mandate to support, advocate for, and build the capacity of member Friendship Centres across Ontario, and also has the resources to provide Cultural Competency Training.

Indigenous Legal Services (ILS) aims to strengthen the capacity of the Indigenous community and its citizens to deals with justice issues and provide Indigenous controlled and culturally based justice alternatives.  The ILS also provides a list of helpful GTA Indigenous Organizations.

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Credit: Adel Keshavarz

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