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Aboriginal Community

Peel is the traditional territory of the Mississauga’s of the New Credit. There is no Reserve or Friendship Centre in Peel; however, there are Aboriginal groups that provide cultural services, programs and events for the growing Aboriginal population (First Nation, Inuit and Métis) in Peel:

Credit River Métis Council (CRMC)
Local Councils are an important communication hub for MNO and play a significant role in fostering community empowerment and development for Métis citizens living within the geographic territory of that council. The Credit River Métis Council (CRMC) serves the Citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario in a very large, densely populated area that is an urban and rural mix. The CRMC area covers major Cities and Towns such as Bolton, Brampton, Caledon, Erin, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Malton, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville and Orangeville.

Métis Nation of Ontario(MNO)
Métis Nation of Ontario was created to represent Métis people and communities in Ontario that are a part of the Métis Nation. MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Health and Wellness; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Economic Development.

Peel Aboriginal Network(PAN)
Peel Aboriginal Network is a cultural center committed to providing cultural, educational and social programs and services for the Aboriginal community

2011 Aboriginal Population in Peel (Statistics Canada)

Category Total Number 2006 Total Number 2011 Difference by Number Difference by Percentage
Aboriginal Ancestry 11,750 12,585 835 7%
Aboriginal Identity 5500 7085 1585 29%
First Nations Identity 3435 4090 659 19%
Métis Single Identity 1640 2265 625 38%
Inuk (Inuit Single Identity) 50 130 80 160%

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