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Land Acknowledgement

For generations, the place we call Ontario has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples and nations who have been stewards of the land.

The OAA Headquarters is located at 111 Moatfield Drive in Toronto.

The Association acknowledges the land on which its Headquarters are built and where its staff and members gather. For millennia, it has been the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, as well as the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat.

The OAA honours the rich cultural and natural landscape our buildings and spaces are a part of and the connection to the land Indigenous peoples have valued since time immemorial.

The Association is grateful for Indigenous knowledge that guides us. It commits to building in harmony with the land and creating sustainable spaces for generations to come.

In the spirit of reconciliation, the OAA acknowledges its responsibility to address past and present injustices and provide space for Traditional Knowledge and worldviews to shape the architectural landscape of Turtle Island.



In early 2022, the OAA partnered with Creative Fire, an Indigenous-owned consulting agency that provides expertise in strategy, communications, Indigenous engagement, and reconciliation action plans, to develop this land acknowledgment.


As part of its Strategic Plan, the OAA commits to ongoing reconciliation and partnering with Indigenous communities to collaborate on meaningful projects. To access more resources, visit the OAA's Indigenous Architecture page.

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