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Reconciliation: Personal & Professional

Make a difference by choosing to bring others along with you on your learning journey. Be a part of the change for reconciliation using these suggestions below, offered by Rose LeMay, CEO of The Indigenous Reconciliation Group.

  • Acknowledge the land and original caretakers with a plaque.
  • Implement and ensure understanding of depth of meaning of land acknowledgements.
  • Deepen your knowledge on Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) dental restrictions.
  • Read, watch or listen to Indigenous books, movies, television, radio or podcasts.
  • Support your team’s ongoing development of cultural competency.
  • Ensure cultural competency is part of company policy, and ensure racism is a disciplinary offense.
  • Hire Indigenous staff and ensure representation on committees.
  • Showcase Indigenous art created by Indigenous artists.
  • Support your team by integrating a trauma-informed lens.
  • Talk to your family and friends about reconciliation.
  • Practice your vision of reconciliation.
  • Volunteer in Indigenous communities.
  • Attend local Indigenous events.
  • Donate to Indigenous charities.

Mark Your Calendar

  • June – National Indigenous History Month
  • June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation