Toronto Zoo adopts principles of Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan

Black-footed ferret looking at camera
A Black-footed ferret is the only ferret native to North America and is endangered. Photo submitted.
Olivea Loo - CFPT - TorontoON | 07-11-2023
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The Toronto Zoo is a corporation owned by the municipal government of Toronto that sits on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, according to the zoo.

The Toronto Zoo Board of Management has made a report for action plan to adopt the values and principles set out for the city of Toronto's truth and reconciliation action plan. This plan was adopted in April 2022 and includes 28 actions and five themes.

The Toronto Zoo hopes to return to the Board in 2032 with a report of action that includes the development engagement strategy from the start of their 10-year plan.

The Toronto Zoo has made some progress since its adoption in April 2022, but hope to have more frequent activities.

CFPT spoke with the Toronto Zoo to learn more.