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Indigenous Education Network


The Indigenous Education Network promotes Indigenous education through curriculum, research and student support initiatives. OISE initiatives include the Deepening Knowledge Project and the Aboriginal Advisory Council.

Deepening Knowledge Project

Deepening Knowledge is a project that seeks to infuse Indigenous peoples' histories, knowledges and pedagogies into all levels of education in Canada. On this site you'll find information about the history and traditions of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Native American cultures, information about the challenges facing Aboriginal communities today, and curricula for incorporating this information into your lesson plans. The Deepening Knowledge website is available here.


The University of Toronto has joined Coursera, an innovative platform which has the potential to unlock the possibilities of open access education to the University and its divisions allowing us to expand our reach far and beyond. As part of OpenUToronto, the initial offering will include five open access not-for-credit courses including OISE’s Aboriginal Worldviews and Education led by Jean-Paul Restoule. Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for this course. It is a great professional development opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation and respect for the histories, cultures, values, and contemporary realities of Indigenous peoples. This is especially important in light of OISE’s commitment to Indigenous Education.

OISE Aboriginal Advisory Council

The Aboriginal Advisory Council advises and supports OISE as it strives to achieve goals of the Accord on Indigenous Education. Learn more about the OISE Aboriginal Advisory Council here.

Infinite Reach Network

Infinite Reach Network members share experiences at their respective universities and colleges and support one another in their academics while staying in touch with their culture. The goal of the Infinite Reach program is to create a community of students who can easily connect with one another, to bridge academic pursuit with Métis values. For more information and to find an Infinite Reach Facilitator at the University of Toronto, please visit the Infinite Reach: Métis Student Solidarity Network website.

Community Organizations

A list of Indigenous community organizations in Toronto can be found here.

National Organizations

National Indigenous organizations can be found here.