Options Consulting Solutions is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples and communities. We seek to contribute to reconciliation efforts by recognizing the settler colonial history of Canada; educating our staff and clients on current affairs; and seeking opportunities to work together to empower Indigenous Peoples.
This year, the Canadian government created a new federal statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. For those working for the federal government or those in the federally regulated private sector (like banks), this day will be a Paid Statutory Holiday and many leading businesses are providing educational training to raise company awareness.
We invite our staff, clients, and network to wear orange on September 30th in remembrance of the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada. We encourage you to look more into the history of residential schools in Canada and the injustices faced by First Nations communities.
Ryerson University students, professors, and alumni may be using ‘X University’ on their resumes and posts to denounce the actions taken by Egerton Ryerson and his part in the establishment of the residential school system.
Other Injustices faced by the Indigenous community:
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2 Spirits
The Sixties Scoop
Saskatoon Freezing Deaths