Toronto Zoo – Director, Indigenous Relations

Located on the traditional territories of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples and is what is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, the Toronto Zoo serves more than 1.2M guests each year on over 500 acres. Recognized as a world-class zoo and part of the global conservation community, the Toronto Zoo has met the rigorous accreditation standards of both the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the US-based Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It continues to work with international organizations to better understand the threats to wildlife and develop sustainable solutions for people and nature around the globe.

Reporting to the CEO and supported by the leadership team, this role is responsible for bringing our staff and partners together to create and execute an authentic Indigenous strategy and framework to serve the needs of communities and lead the Zoo in its journey to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. They will ensure that Indigenous practices and approaches are part of the future growth and innovation at the Zoo.

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