National Indigenous Women’s Summit

Allstream Centre/Beanfield Centre
105 Princes' Blvd (CNE grounds)
Toronto, Ontario
March 6 – 8, 2017  

Women of the Métis Nation Perspectives
NWAC NIWS Policy Paper & Workbook
CAP Position Paper
Summit Agenda
Perspectives Politiques
Assembly of First Nations Policy Position Paper - Access to Opportunity
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
Delegates are selected by Provinces/Territories
National Indigenous Organizations
Ontario Indigenous Organizations

The fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit will be held in Toronto March 6-8, 2017 hosted by Ontario. Both regional and national Indigenous women's groups and governments will be directly involved in the planning and implementation of the Summit. Organisers would like to see individual dialogues and solutions move forward to embrace how a “collective” can make a significant change. The focus of the Summit will be on how changes can be implemented to support the socio-economic conditions of Indigenous women in Canada. Workshops between Indigenous women and Premiers from Provinces and territories will discuss: Indigenous women Engagement/Leadership; Social Economic Change; Cultural Gender Based Analysis; Youth Engagement. Recommendations and collective agreement on implementing these will result from this discussion.

 The 5th National Indigenous Women’s Summit is an opportunity for Indigenous women to gather with Indigenous Organisations from across Canada to work together to find solutions to issues that affect their lives with the support of First Ministers from provinces, territories and the federal government.

All attendees should prepare to participate in ways that focus on determining actions that will result in the continued empowerment of Indigenous women, and that meaningfully includes the perspectives of youth and elders. Most importantly, a collaborative approach will take place to prioritise actions that will empower Indigenous women, centring their voices and experiences. This includes LGBTQ2S and disabled Indigenous women.
Specific Topics will include:
  • Indigenous Women Engagement/Leadership
  • Cultural Gender-Based Analysis
  • Social Economic Conditions – Quality of Life
  • Youth Engagement