Thunder Bay Anti-Racism & Inclusion Accord

New Tool Developed by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Business Reconciliation is the shared path towards ensuring equal economic opportunity for Indigenous Peoples and prosperity for all Canadians. Corporate Canada and the business community have a direct role to play in supporting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Call to Action # 92.

To support these principles the Business Reconciliation in Canada guidebook is a starting place for building respectful and sustainable business partnerships – whether you’re a large corporation or startup.  Download your copy here.

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is a signatory of the Thunder Bay Anti-Racism & Inclusion Accord and is committed to answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #92: Business and Reconciliation.

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. This would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

Read the complete Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action document here.

Thunder Bay Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord

Our Shared Future Rooted in the Truth of Our Past and Our Commitment to Mutual Respect, Equal Opportunity and Hope

We’re very pleased to host this online version of the Thunder Bay Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord to facilitate new commitments from our Members and other members of the business community.  To participate, complete the form below.  Your information will be forwarded to the City of Thunder Bay and they’ll follow up with you directly.

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce' advocacy work is made possible thanks to the generous support of our

Cornerstone Members: