In solidarity with James Smith Cree Nation

George Brown College would like to express our deepest condolences to the victims, their families and all those who have been impacted by the events in Saskatchewan this past weekend.

Indigenous communities across Canada are strong and deeply connected. At moments like these, we are reminded of how inter-connected we are within Canada and our deep and shared commitment to Truth & Reconciliation. Part of this work includes standing alongside Indigenous communities through challenging moments as reflected by these recent developments in Saskatchewan. We share the calls by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations to provide full support to James Smith Cree Nation, Chakastaypasin Band, and Peter Chapman Band as they come together to heal.

Support available to our George Brown College Indigenous community

We all have different lived experiences and members of the George Brown College community may be feeling sad, anxious or angry, or experiencing trauma or re-traumatization as a result of recent events. Varied responses can affect how people show up at work, or at school. The George Brown community stands with you at this difficult time, and we are here to support you. Connect with the Indigenous Initiatives team through or visit to learn more about counselling options and resources available.

George Brown College is committed to creating a safe, equitable and inclusive environment for all students and employees, while addressing systemic barriers that continue to impact the lives of Indigenous, Black, Asian, and racialized people. Through our truth and reconciliation efforts, strong treaty partnership with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and Indigenous Education Strategy we hope to realize transformative institutional change for our college and the people it serves.