Businesses and organizations are rising to meet the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Actions and the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). SevGen's Indigenous Cultural Awareness Education program is a critical first step in an organization's journey.
Join instructor Derek M. Bruno for a valuable learning opportunity. Derek supports businesses and organizations through Indigenous cultural awareness sessions and in reviewing and assessing the policies and programs that guide essential actions. Their expertise enables the valuable partnerships, plans and strategies required for reconciliation and healthy Indigenous relations. Indigenous cultural awareness education will:
Fulfill your organization's role in the TRC Call to Action #92 (receive a certificate of completion for display to show your support of this critical reconciliation action)
Raise awareness among your staff and partners
Provide the foundation for a Reconciliation Action Plan
Improve relationships with Indigenous colleagues and neighbours
Promote equity in your region
Reduce service and employment barriers for Indigenous people
Improve quality of life for all Canadians
To address the ongoing legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) created 94 Calls to Action. The TRC Call to Action #92 refers to the responsibility of the corporate sector to educate employees on the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Call to Action #92: Business and Reconciliation We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources.
Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.
Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.
By delivering on Call to Action #92, your organization is taking necessary and positive steps toward a reconciled future - one of collaboration with your Indigenous colleagues and neighbours.