Lillian McGregor

Throughout Dr. McGregor’s eight decades she continues to lend her skills, talents and visions to many organizations, both as a volunteer and as an elder. She is acknowledged as a national leader in the Friendship Centre movement and was central to the establishment of the Native Canadian Centre in Toronto. She continues to hold an influential position as a member of the Taam Kaadinakiijik Advisors. She was the first Elder-in-Residence at the University of Toronto First Nation House and received a Doctor of Laws degree, in recognition of her outstanding contribution. She provides invaluable leadership on governing boards at a number of agencies, including Native Child and Family Services, Nishnawbe Homes and Anduhyan Inc. Her sage advice is often sought at the Toronto Police Service – Aboriginal Advisory Council and the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy for the Government of Ontario.