Branksome Hall is committed to making sure our school community is a diverse, equitable and inclusive place to learn and to work. We are collaborating across campus to support diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as community engagement and action. This site offers a range of resources to support our community in living these values. What is offered here is a starting point and will be continually updated. We hope that these resources prove useful and we welcome any suggestions of additional content to share.
A land acknowledgement is the first step in acknowledging the important relationship to the land beneath your feet, the history of this land, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who called this land home, and the privilege it is to be on this land. An acknowledgment is also a call to action to take both individual and collective responsibility for the past and future of the communities on this land.
We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.