Media Advisory – First Nations Community Wellness Conference Media Event

Press Release

(March 14, 2024 – Toronto, Ontario) On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the Chiefs of Ontario will hold a media event to coincide with the inaugural First Nations Community Wellness Conference (FNCWC) on March 19-21, 2024, in Toronto, Ontario on the ancestral territory of many nations, including the Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples. Toronto is also part of Treaty 13, signed by representatives of the Crown and Mississaugas of the Credit, as well as the Williams Treaties, signed with various Mississauga nations.

The FNCWC will be a collaborative forum for all sectors to come together to work towards the united goal of improving community wellness among Ontario First Nations. This ground-breaking three-day conference will host over 750 participants, including Ontario First Nations Leadership, First Nations community workers and government representatives. For more information, including a conference agenda, please visit:

The media event will begin promptly at 2:15 P.M. EST, on March 19, 2024, and will begin with the opening remarks from First Nations Leadership. Following these remarks, Leadership and youth speakers will highlight the determinants of health and wellness in relation to economic empowerment, environment protection, mental health, gender, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Following these remarks, Leadership and youth speakers will be available to answer questions from the media.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend as follows:

Date:              Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time:              2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Location:       Kingsway Room, InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front St W., Toronto, ON M5V 2X3.

A virtual participation option is available for reporters via Zoom.

Media accreditation is required. Please register by emailing Isak Vaillancourt, Communications Manager at – please specify whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.

There is no cost for accredited media to attend.

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The Chiefs of Ontario supports all First Nations in Ontario as they assert their sovereignty, jurisdiction and their chosen expression of nationhood. Follow Chiefs of Ontario on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @ChiefsOfOntario.

Media Contact:

Chris Hoyos
Director of Policy and Communications
Policy and Communications Sector
Chiefs of Ontario
Cell: (416) 579-4998


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