Hello, sun in my face. 

Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields. 

Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.

-Mary Oliver

Territorial Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that we gather to play, learn and grow on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Attawandaron People – who for countless generations, have cared for and lived in harmony with this land. We are inspired by their knowledge, wisdom, and ongoing environmental stewardship.

These lands are subject to the Mississauga “Between The Lakes” Treaty No. 3 signed between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit, first negotiated in 1784, and concluded on December 7, 1792.

On October 25, 1784 the Haldimand Treaty granted members of the Six Nations of the Grand River a tract of land – spanning 10 km on each side of the Grand River. To date, the treaty has not been honoured.

We feel gratitude to the land, water, and Mother Earth for these gifts that sustain us. We acknowledge our role as environmental stewards, and the fact that we must act responsibly to support future life on this planet. Through engagement with each other and with nature, we will aim to always be mindful of how humans, creatures, and plants are connected to one another.