Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week
Posted on 11/04/2019
Treaties Recognition Week Infographic

In 2016, the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs declared the first week of November of every year as Treaties Recognition Week to honour treaties, help Ontarians learn about their significance and understand our collective responsibilities as treaty people (Bill 207, Treaties Recognition Week Act, 2016). In the 2019-20 school year, Treaties Recognition Week will begin on November 4, 2019.

Learning about treaties and the histories, perspectives and contributions of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples is an important part of the learning experience for all Ontario students.  

The Ministry of Education works with the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs to support its annual public awareness campaign to increase knowledge and understanding of treaties and treaty relationships. This campaign includes resources that can be used by Ontario teachers in the classroom plan curriculum-linked activities about treaties. These resources include:

To learn more about Treaties Recognition Week, please visit