In 2017, Anishnawbe Health Foundation launched a major capital fundraising campaign goal of $10 million to build a new home for the Indigenous Health Centre in downtown Toronto.
Today, over 70,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis live in Toronto – one-third of Ontario’s Indigenous population. Multiple health locations see over 27,000 annual client visits and continue to grow in the urban setting. Existing facilities have become overcrowded and outdated.
Foundation Chair, Andre Morriseau and AHF shared exciting news on Nov. 15th. “The success of this campaign is a direct result of the generous & kind investment of time & money from our volunteers, donors, staff & the Indigenous community at large. Our goal has been exceeded today !” Doors will open in summer of 2023.
The new Indigenous Community Hub will be a purpose-built facility with connection to land, light & ceremony to further support reclamation of culture & identity as well as health & healing for the urban Indigenous community in Toronto & beyond. Sweat lodge, ceremonial grounds and related facilities are at the heart of the facility. Additional spaces will support counselling and group-based programming, a new child assessment centre and expanded services for Indigenous Palliative Care and Two Spirit, LGBTQ Clients.