Truth and Reconciliation
On September 30, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new statutory day of remembrance recently announced by the Government of Canada. We will be closing our office in an effort to provide time for recognition and commemoration of the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools.
Canada’s recovery cannot be complete without Indigenous reconciliation and we believe the business community has an important role to play in this. We encourage businesses to use this day to acknowledge the history of Indigenous communities in and around the Hamilton region, engage in education and reflect on the journey of healing and reconciliation that we are living in.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources for Businesses:
Additional Educational Resources
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
- Resources to understand and advance reconciliation
Webinar with Jaimie Lickers (September 22)
On September 22, we hosted Hamilton Chamber Board Member, Jaimie Lickers (Vice-President, Indigenous Markets, Commercial Banking at CIBC) for a webinar with our members.
Discussion: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, how your business should observe this new statutory day of remembrance, and how businesses can participate in Indigenous reconciliation.