Indigenous gardens and organizations

This is not a comprehensive list! If we are missing important and relevant projects or organizations, please let us know.

Indigenous gardens in Tkaronto (Toronto)


Re-Sistering gitiganings - Our Space and Ehnatig (Maple) in Etienne Brule Park on Niwa’ah onega’haih’ih/Kobechenonk (colonial name: Humber River)

Mashkikii;aki’ing Medicine Wheel Garden

Indigenous gardens at Evergreen Brick Works - May 2022 update: Isaac no longer works at Evergreen, status of Indigenous programming is uncertain. You can find Isaac's videos at

Niiwin Wendaanimak (Four Winds) program at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre – gardens at Queen West and Parkdale sites

Native Child and rooftop Family Services Toronto garden and sweat lodge 30 College St.

Mia’s Medicine Garden, Christie Pits

Kahontake Kitikan Garden 

Medicine Wheel Garden on Wendat Lands in Eglinton Park

Indigenous Teaching Garden at the Bickford Centre

Sweetgrass Roots Collective Garden at Black Creek Community Farm. Video interview with Joce Two-Crows Tremblay

Noojimo'iwewin Gitigaan/Healing Garden created by the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Group at St Matt's United Church, working with Elder Peduhbun Migizi Kwe (Catherine Brooks)

Indigenous organizations – Tkaronto (Toronto) provides healthy, whole, fresh and traditional Indigenous foods to local Elders and Indigenous folks that are houseless and living in the encampments in Toronto. Indigenous Toronto portal with links to Indigenous organizations

City of Toronto Indigenous Affairs Office

Toronto's Reconciliation Action Plan Native Canadian Centre of Toronto Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre runs an Indigenous garden program in Regent Park and the Indigenous Residential School Survivor project to create an Indigenous garden in Nathan Philips Square. Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society  is an Indigenous led group that has worked to protect sacred sites in High Park. - Indigenous stewardship in Toronto’s parks, resources around Toronto’s commitment to reconciliation app and website sharing Indigenous history and present-day stories from Toronto N’swo N’shiimenhig Endaayaat speaking, teaching and demonstrations about Aboriginal food practices and restoring Mother Earth Native Women’s Resource Centre Ojibikaan Indigenous Cultural Network 2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations


Universities and colleges


Most universities and colleges have offices that offer educational and cultural resources to the broader community in addition to providing supports to Indigenous students. The Indigenous Environmental Justice Project, a 5-year SSHRC-funded initiative based out of York University, is working to develop a distinctive EJ framework that is informed by Indigenous knowledge systems, laws, concepts of justice and the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples. - Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health - Indigenous Education Network and faculty members - resources for and about Aboriginal education


Indigenous organizations – Ontario Mississaugas of the Credit River

Ontario Indigenous Women’s Water Commission – fact sheets


Indigenous organizations - Canada

Sovereign Seeds is an Indigenous-led network dedicated to supporting Indigenous seed sovereignty in what is colonially known as Canada.

Native Women’s Association of Canada – fact sheets and links for issues including climate change, food and water - national food policies, toolkits for conducting food assessments

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) – legal fund and information on Indigenous land claims

KAIROS is a social justice-focused settler organization that provides the Blanket Exercise, a workshop to educate non-Indigenous people about Indigenous history and current struggles. The website also has resources:




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