For generations, Indigenous people on the Prairies were deliberately excluded from participating in our community and economy. First Nations and Metis people were suppressed, abused and ignored in the name of “progress” while experiencing unimaginable harm to their families and communities.
This history is difficult to face. It’s impossible to undo. But we can carve a path to a better future. We can put Saskatoon on a path to prosperity where everyone can participate in our economy, provide for their families, build our community, and realize their potential.
The Chamber developed the Reconciliation Roadmap for Small Business to guide small and medium size business owners looking to support economic Reconciliation in our community. It offers clear, actionable steps for any business to take, with links to partners and resources to help them along the way.
In the lead up to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation our hope is that this roadmap kick starts a conversation in your business, inspires you to action, and leads to a more prosperous and inclusive Saskatoon.
It starts with each one of us – and the courage to take a first step.