​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Brampton acknowledges and respects the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples to access Sacred Fires. In collaboration with The Indigenous Network, Meadowland Park has been officially designated as a Sacred Fire site.

Sacred Fires are lit by Indigenous people who gather for ceremonies, acknowledge their place in the world and universe and to seek guidance from their ancestors and relations along life’s journey. Fire is an important element within Indigenous culture; every Sacred Fire is lit and extinguished by an Indigenous Fire Keeper who has been provided with instruction and given the responsibility to respect a Sacred Fire and its purpose.

Reinstating Sacred Fires aligns with the City of Brampton’s commitment and response to Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action #43.


First Nations, Inuit, and Métis community members can book the Sacred Fire site by contacting The Indigenous Network at info@theindigenousnetwork.com. There is no cost to reserve the Sacred Fire site.

Please book at least two weeks in advance of the date being requested wherever possible. Some ceremony types may take priority over others, such as Grief Ceremonies (often taking place with little advance notice).

When bookings are confirmed, details about safety protocols and accessing supplies will be provided. Community members are responsible for bringing their own:

  • Firekeeper
  • Medicines
  • Matches/lighter

The City of Brampton recognizes and affirms the rights of Indigenous People to have access to Sacred Fires. Using this booking process will ensure the City is aware that Sacred Fires are taking place and assist the City in supporting Indigenous community members accessing this space. These designated sites supports the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report and articles in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


The City of Brampton’s designated Sacred Fire site is located at Meadowland Park (access paths on Eldomar Avenue and Meadowland Drive).

Map location of Meadowland Park​​

Additional Information

Since time immemorial, Indigenous Peoples have used Sacred Fires for wellness, healing, and gatherings. Fire is a sacred gift from the Creator, as well as a doorway of communication with the spirit world, ancestors, and creation.

If you have any questions regarding Sacred Fires, please connect with the Equity Office at equityoffice@brampton.ca