March 31 to April 1, 2022
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser undertook an official visit to Ontario from March 31 to April 1, 2022.
During this visit, Their Excellencies met with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto.
Their Excellencies also met with Indigenous leaders, visit the Kapapamahchakwew – Wandering Spirit School, and met with members of the Ukrainian community.
March 31, 2022
Their Excellencies arrived at the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park, and were greeted by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Ted Arnott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Her Excellency inspected a guard of honour while a 21-gun salute was fired from Wellesley Street West.
During the afternoon, Their Excellencies and Premier Ford met with Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare, Chiefs of Ontario, and members of the First Nations Leadership Council.
Reconciliation was at the heart of #GGSimon’s meetings with Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare, Chiefs of Ontario, members of the First Nations Leadership Council, and Margaret Froh, President of the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario. pic.twitter.com/KqGbJW2PTv— Governor General of Canada (@GGCanada) March 31, 2022
Later in the evening, Their Excellencies attended a reception hosted by the Government of Ontario in their honour.
April 1, 2022
This morning, Their Excellencies visited Kapapamahchakwew – Wandering Spirit School, which provides Indigenous students with an opportunity to learn about Anishinaabe cultural traditions in a nurturing, caring environment, and empowers them to be future leaders with a strong cultural identity.
“Have confidence, have hope, and remember who you are.”#GGSimon was moved by the Kapapamahchakwew – Wandering Spirit School’s dedication to cultural preservation and the empowerment of Indigenous youth. pic.twitter.com/vL2AynhShq— Governor General of Canada (@GGCanada) April 1, 2022