The Truth and Reconciliation Commissions 94 Calls to Action was more than a
report to inform all Canadians about what happened in Indian Residential Schools.
The report brought to light the underling circumstances that have led to the marginalization and inequalities that continue to exist between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Our belief here at ITFC is that income is one of the most important social
determinants of health and so, the focus of our inclusion network, is to create an
environment where Indigenous people, communities and businesses can engage
and be engaged, by Canada’s public and private sector.
Our team has an intimate knowledge of the barriers and challenges that have
impeded the economic growth of Indigenous communities and businesses, they
also have an incredible understanding of the opportunity that exists within
Canada’s Indigenous community.
Our economic inclusion network takes a wholistic approach to economic capacity
building and provides an opportunity for all businesses in Canada to be engaged.
In resolutions put forward by organizations like the Assembly of First Nations, the
Canadian Chambers of Commerce, Construction Associations and the Federation
of Canadian Municipalities there is an underlying theme, we must and we should
further engage economically Canada’s Indigenous business community,
Indigenous people and their businesses.
This “inclusion network” is focused on creating an environment for economic
success! As a member of the platform you will have an opportunity to build
economic partnerships, create jobs, explore new markets and most importantly
take action by responding to the Calls to Action as we as a country strike a
balance based on respect and understanding.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report sent a message. Its time for change!