Trace Associates Inc.’s Reconciliation Pledge
On this first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Trace pauses to learn and support those in our Indigenous communities who have been harmed by the former Residential School system. Trace acknowledges that our offices are situated in Treaties 4, 6, and 7 and the unceded territories in British Columbia.
When we started Trace, we wanted to make the business world a better place and treat everyone with respect and care. As Trace has evolved, we recognize that personally and professionally we have reconciliation obligations, particularly as we consider Indigenous Peoples whose families and communities were harmed through colonization.
As a company, we are making a commitment to reconciliation based on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92.
In the spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Trace pledges to:
- Learn the Foundational Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
- Seek opportunities to participate in Indigenous culture and social ceremonies.
- Promote and participate in nationally recognized Indigenous Peoples days.
- Provide Indigenous awareness training to our team delivered by an Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Keeper.
- Establish and act on Trace’s Indigenous Hiring Strategy.
- Obtain Progressive Aboriginal Relations certification.
- Support Indigenous Peoples pursuits of self-governance, fair representation, and land rights.
- Build meaningful relationships and partnerships with Indigenous communities where we work.
Darrell Haight & Rhonda Smith, Co-Founders