Welcome to Limmud Toronto.
Limmud Toronto operates on Indigenous Land. By living, learning, working, celebrating, or worshipping in this place, how ever we each come to be here, we are committing to peaceably sharing and caring for this land, its waters, its biodiversity and its communities of peoples.
The event called the “Toronto Purchase” was a meeting that was not accurately documented and is remembered differently by different parties involved; the deed to the land was never formally signed. This land continues to be the traditional territory of many First Nations, including more recently the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.
Collectively, many of us have identities shaped by historical displacement from lands to which we have important, heart-felt or sacred connections. Land loss, displacement, prohibitions against languages, denial of cultural and religious practices, and forced conversion, are all critical aspects of cultural genocide, persecution and injustice.
We commit to learning more about the truth of colonization, and seeking ways to contribute toward reconciliation, justice, and tikkun olam. We call on all governments and leaders to implement and adopt fully the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s Calls to Action, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.