Indigenous Relations and Inclusion

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The City of Timmins acknowledges that we are located on the traditional Lands of Mattagami First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, and Matachewan First Nation, home to many Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, Algonquin and Métis people. We also acknowledge that we are situated in Treaty 9 territory (also known as the James Bay Treaty), which is steeped in the rich Indigenous history of many First Nations, Metis and Inuit People.

We make this acknowledgement as a first step in recognizing First Peoples’ long history and living culture, made with respect to Elders, both past and present.

The City of Timmins' commitments and actions are informed by the Indigenous Advisory Council who's mission to create a respectful process of truth, healing and reconciliation within the City of Timmins.

The City of Timmins' Indigenous Engagement Framework was created with the vision of educating, engaging, and enlisting the community in the Dream of Reconciliation in Timmins.


The City of Timmins will engage its Indigenous Community by:

1. Addressing issues related to Humanitarian Needs;

2. Delivering on the Calls to Action as identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada;

3. Re-engaging on the Economic Alliance of Timmins and its neighbouring communities.


 View the City of Timmins Indigenous Engagement Framework


Support for Indigenous Peoples

The National Residential Crisis Line is set up to provide support for residential school survivors and their relatives suffering from trauma invoked by the recall of past abuse. The number is 1-866-925-4419.

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Learn more at 


Every child matters


The City of Timmins is committed to being part of the solution towards building a safe and inclusive community. We believe the first step is education and understanding. Use the following resource links to learn more:


Walking Together

MOU Mushkegowuk

On February 26, 2020, the City of Timmins and Mushkegowuk Council officially renewed a Memorandum of Understanding as commitment to the continued development of a strong and collaborative relationship for the purpose of creating a vibrant community with healthy and sustainable economies. The agreement will foster social, economic and cultural growth while promoting a vibrant community, healthy environment, and addressing racism.

The agreement will strengthen the processes by which Timmins and Mushkegowuk Council work together through open dialogue, mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.

Read the full Memorandum of Understanding