Dawn T Maracle Consulting, Inc.

Dawn T Maracle Consulting, Inc.

Location: Toronto, ON

Cultural Awareness Trainer: Dawn T Maracle

Email: dawntmaracle@gmail.com

Phone: 647-883-9050


Cultural Awareness Training: Yes

PAR Facilitation: Yes

Online Training Available: Yes

French Training Available: No

Cultural Awareness Trainer: Dawn Maracle

Dawn T Maracle works through Dawn T Maracle Consulting, Inc. and HOPES (Healing Our Peoples through Education, Sports, and Social justice) Indigenous Training Network, which is a nationally registered not-for-profit. The latter takes all the skills, Indigenous knowledge, and expertise from Dawn T Maracle Consulting, and shares it with Indigenous youth, women, and 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations and communities at discounted rates utilizing partnerships with groups such as the Institute for Change Leaders, Haudenosaunee Lacrosse, the YWCA, LivLove, other funding and corporate partners.

Dawn T Maracle Consulting trains, advises and consults clientele in business, strategic planning and evaluation, cultural sport perspectives events and experiences, health, as well as in corporate and cultural awareness training. In 2017, Dawn won the International Day to End Racism and Discrimination Award at the University of Toronto. She has partnered with Kevin V. Sandy Consulting and Haudenosaunee Lacrosse from Six Nations Territory over two decades in business/education strategy and Haudenosaunee cultural sports/ceremonial teachings. She has worked with Olivia Chow and the Institute for Change Leaders teaching storytelling and community organizing for nearly a decade, and she has worked with professional sports teams, players, alumni and performers for decades to raise money for communities, to build stronger relationships, and address issues of reconciliation in business and around the world.

Dawn T Maracle obtained a BAH from Trent University in Native Studies, a B. Ed. from Queen’s University in Aboriginal Teacher Education (ATEP), an M.Ed. from OISE in Adult and Indigenous Education, and a Certificate in Indigenous Trauma-Informed Care from OFIFC-U of T. She has taught Indigenous Studies over three decades.


  • President & CEO of Dawn T Maracle Consulting, Inc.
    Executive Director of HOPES Indigenous Training Network (Not-for-Profit)
    (Healing Our Peoples through Education, Sports & Social justice)
  • Instructor, Cultural Advisor, Facilitator, Curriculum Writer, Institute for Change Leaders
  • Blanket Exercise Facilitator/Master & Corporate Trainer (N. America, Australia)
  • Co-Founder of Women and Wisdom Canada;
  • Member of Women of Spirit and Faith
  • Indigenous Advisor to Toronto Public Library
  • Board Director of TO Live (a city agency managing three major civic theatres)
  • Argo Alumni Cheer Director to Canadian Football Cheer Alumni Org (CFCAO)
  • Chair, CFL Alumni Association (CFLAA) Indigenous Award (Hamilton Grey Cup)
  • Award Recipient, International Day to End Racism and Discrimination, 2017
  • Award Nominee, Excellence in Teaching, Indigenous Women, Trent University

Dawn is a Mohawk woman from Kenhté:ke a.k.a. Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in Southern Ontario, who sits with the Bear Clan. A single mother and award-winning diversity activist & organizer with invisible disabilities, Dawn has worked with and for Indigenous communities and organizations for three decades in the areas of Indigenous Education, Health and Governance, as well as Women’s causes and the Arts as an educator, executive leader, and consultant. Dawn’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) work is known to creatively and systematically transform grassroots and corporate environments and thus her speaking, training and advisory work are all in high demand.

She is the 2017 recipient of the International Day to End Racism and Discrimination Award at the University of Toronto for her work in creating visual culture within the walls and media of the Faculty of Medicine: highlighting Indigenous, Black and female graduates to increase welcoming spaces for a more diverse student and faculty body. From transforming medical student applications and requirements, to anti-racist and anti-colonial training in the Faculty of Medicine as well as shifting the physical spaces, the legacy of her impact on the faculty continues. She was also nominated for Excellence in Teaching at Trent University for her course on Indigenous Women, where she employed innovative methods of storytelling with trauma-informed care and support for her students in a time where it was not yet common.

She has been featured at numerous women’s Marches in Toronto, Parliament of World Religions, and OSSTF’s Status of Women Conferences. She is regularly seen lecturing in multiple faculties/departments at the University of Toronto, at the University Health Network, and for national and international social justice, corporate and legal bodies. She was recently featured in “Breaking through Barriers,” in Canada Council for Aboriginal Business’ Fall 2020 issue of Aboriginal Business Report on Aboriginal Women in Business.

Dawn’s leadership spans from grass-roots organizing to corporate leadership and includes positions such as the National Chair of the AFN-INAC Post Secondary Education Working Group, the National Director of Professional Development for the National Centre for First Nations Government, Director on the Board for Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, and currently, on the Indigenous Advisory Council for Toronto Public Library as well as a Director on the Board for TO Live – managing three Civic Centres in the City of Toronto. She is the Cultural Advisor, Facilitator and Curriculum Writer for Olivia Chow’s Institute for Change Leaders.

Dawn has taught Indigenous Studies for nearly three decades, and provides training courses for organizations, as well as cultural awareness programs that increase critical thinking and action-oriented transformative skill-building for organizations. She has worked with small organizations, provincial newspapers, journalists and editors, national banks and international legal firms. She has spoken in seven countries and is published  in four countries to date. Dawn advises and trains companies on land acknowledgements, understanding the Canadian landscape of reconciliation, how the Indian Act continues to impact all of us today, how to build healthy relationships while addressing TRC, MMIWG and UNDRIP Calls to Action, Justice and Articles. She presents with decades of traditional and academic experience and more.

As well as all this, Dawn a life-long athlete and learner who won Athlete of the year twice in her youth, national MVP in girls national softball, and who cheered for three professional teams, Dawn also has strong local, national and international ties to professional sports teams, leagues and professional bodies. She teaches Haudenosaunee culture to children, schools, camps and adults through her not-for-profit, Healing Our Peoples through Education, Sports and Social justice (HOPES) reconciliation Training Network. There, she provides training to Indigenous groups at lower cost where possible with the help of donations (and donations-in-kind of lacrosse and traditional stick equipment, so that she may leave traditional and contemporary equipment behind in requested locations after delivering workshops where possible).

Workshop Overview: 

DTM Company Workshops – HOPES