Indigenous Law Students' Association

The Indigenous Law Students' Association (ILSA) at the Faculty of Law is an active circle of Indigenous students. Over the years, ILSA has worked hard not only to establish a strong presence within the law school, but within the local Indigenous community as well. While the original purpose of the association was to serve as a social support mechanism for Indigenous law students, it has now expanded its mandate to include the promotion of awareness about Indigenous issues, and the procurement of funding for special professional and educational opportunities.

For more information, visit the The Indigenous Law Students' Association web page.

First Nations House

The Faculty enjoys a close relationship with First Nations House at the University. First Nations House is located on the St. George Campus and houses the Office of Aboriginal Student Services and Programs (OASSP), and the Native Students' Association. The Office provides culturally supportive student services and programs to Indigenous students at the University of Toronto.

Founded in 1992, the Office focuses on enabling Indigenous students to gain admission to and successfully graduate from any of the programs offered by the University of Toronto. While they are pursuing their program, First Nations House provides these students with an opportunity to create a space within the university where Indigenous people from across Canada can work and grow in a community environment which reflects the distinctive cultures of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities. First Nations House provides a home for Indigenous people on campus, a place for the community in Toronto to interface with the University, and a place where the university community can learn about Indigenous peoples and culture.

For more information about First Nations House, visit their web site at:

Native Students' Association

The University of Toronto Native Students' Association (NSA) is committed to creating social and cultural networks of students through feasts, social gatherings, conferences and cultural events. NSA also supports events run through other students’ organizations both in the university and in broader Canadian communities. As well, the NSA Council leaders are advocates on behalf of Indigenous issues in Canada.

The NSA is open to full or part-time students—either undergraduate or graduate—at the University of Toronto or one of its affiliated colleges or access programs. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students are welcome to join. All members have voting privileges.

For more information, see the Native Students' Association web page.