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Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement


Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work on many Indigenous homelands throughout Ontario.

Land Acknowledgement for London
We acknowledge the history of the traditional territory and honour the longstanding relationships of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Lunaapeewak. We recognize the three First Nations communities neighbouring the City of London: Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames and Munsee-Delaware Nation.

Land Acknowledgement for Windsor
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee, specifically of the Three Fires confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.

Land Acknowledgement for Sarnia-Lambton
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, specifically the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and Ojibway/Chippewa. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.

Land Acknowledgement for Chatham-Kent
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy: the Odawa, Potawatami and Ojibwe. These Indigenous Nations, known as the Anishinaabeg and Lūnaapéewak, agreed to the mutual sharing of the land, with obligations and responsibilities to the environment. Chatham-Kent neighbours the Lūnaapéewak at Delaware Nation which is part of the McKee Purchase Treaty, as well as the unceded territory of the Bkejwanong Walpole Island First Nation.

Land Acknowledgement for St. Thomas
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnabek, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and the Ojibway/Chippewa.

Land Acknowledgement for Woodstock
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is on the traditional territories of the Indigenous Peoples and covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and we respect the longstanding relationships with the Haudenosaunee, Lanape, and Anishinaabek of this land. We recognize the Indigenous communities in close proximity to the city of Woodstock: Chippewas of The Thames First Nation; Oneida Nation of The Thames; Munsee-Delaware Nation; Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation; and Six Nations of The Grand (which consists of Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida and Tuscarora Nations).

Land Acknowledgement for Stratford
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnabek, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and Ojibway/Chippewa.

Land Acknowledgement for Goderich
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee (Iroquois), Ojibway/Chippewa and Anishnabek.

Land Acknowledgement for Kitchener-Waterloo
We acknowledge that we are on the Haldimand Tract, land promised to the Haudenosaunee of Six Nations, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. This territory is the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee.

Land Acknowledgement for Guelph
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Métis.

Land Acknowledgement for Mississauga
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties, is within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

Land Acknowledgement for Newmarket
We acknowledge that we are situated on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe, whose presence here continues to this day.


We recognize the inequities connected to colonization and commit to working toward creating a just and vibrant community for all, focused on our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Aspiring Workforce, Respect and Empathy.

Today, these gathering places across our region are home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit and acknowledging them reminds us of our important connection to this land where we learn and work.

We invite you to reflect upon this land acknowledgement, what it means to your personal story, and what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action mean to you.

In the spirit of equity and inclusion, if we can improve upon this statement, please contact us.