About the Summit

A live-streamed event, hosted by Stephanie Pangowish, with leaders from TASSC agencies and community members that will share their successes and struggles over the past year. This event will highlight the shift of service providers to offering COVID support and relief programs to meet the needs of the urban Indigenous Tkaronto community. Our voices should be heard and our stories of success and lesson learned should be shared and celebrated. Join TASSC in Honouring our Indigenous Serving Agencies. Performances, games and all sorts of fun and prized to be won! Register yourself and family.

Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) is the successor organization to an informal group of Aboriginal executives called the Toronto Aboriginal Social Services Association (TASSA). Established in the mid-1990s, TASSA met to collectively raise the issues of Aboriginal peoples in the City of Toronto and to share information across organizations. In 2009, TASSA commissioned the Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP) Report, the largest and most comprehensive study ever conducted of Aboriginal peoples in Toronto.

In May 2011, TASSA incorporated and became TASSC, a name more suited to the services TASSC’s member organizations provide. TASSC released the TARP: Final Report in November 2011, which is important because it provides a picture of the current situation, aspirations, and challenges facing Aboriginal peoples in the City of Toronto. One of TASSC’s objectives is to implement the report’s recommendations though consultation and collaboration.