Truth, Reconciliation, & ESG

Indigenous Incubator Inc.

Truth and Reconciliation

Knowing and understanding are not always the same thing.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada was established to address the legacy of residential schools and the harms that were inflicted upon Indigenous peoples in Canada.

  • True reconciliation begins with acknowledging the past, listening to the stories of Indigenous peoples, and committing to dismantling the barriers that prevent their full participation in Canadian society.
    Rod Stagg, Founder

About Truth and Reconciliation

The TRC was created as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and operated from 2008 to 2015.

The Commission was tasked with documenting the experiences of residential school survivors, promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and making recommendations for redress and healing. The TRC's final report, released in 2015, included 94 calls to action that are intended to address the ongoing generational impact of residential schools and promote reconciliation in Canada.

The TRC's work has helped to raise awareness of the history and legacy of residential schools and has been an important step towards addressing the harms that were inflicted upon Indigenous peoples in Canada.

About ESG

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance and refers to a set of standards that companies and investors use to evaluate non-financial performance.

ESG factors are increasingly important to investors and consumers who are looking for companies that prioritize sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical governance practices.

For Indigenous businesses in Canada, ESG can be particularly important. Many Indigenous businesses are deeply connected to the land and prioritize sustainable practices as part of their traditional knowledge and practices. The Indigenous Incubator prioritizes ESG factors in our Indigenous businesses. We want to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and responsible stewardship of the land.

ESG helps to promote greater accountability and transparency in governance practices. The Indigenous Incubator was created to assist Indigenous businesses with unique challenges in governance and management, as we need to balance traditional knowledge and practices with modern business practices and regulatory requirements. By prioritizing ESG factors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses alike demonstrate their commitment to ethical and responsible governance, which builds trust with stakeholders and investors.

Prioritizing ESG is an important part of the Indigenous Incubator, it is a keystone of building successful and sustainable Indigenous businesses in Canada. By demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical governance practices, Indigenous businesses create a positive impact for their communities, the environment, and the economy.

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