We welcome this day of reflection and education about the hardships our indigenous communities have faced. Our business remains open today, but our team's thoughts are with our friends, neighbours and loved ones while we reflect on how our country can do better in the future.
Today is meant to honour the survivors and the children lost to the residential school system, as well as their loved ones and communities. This was a tragic and dark part of Canada's past, and there is a painful history for our Indigenous communities across the country. There are ongoing, generational effects today of actions taken in the past, and we hope that knowing it informs and raises up our actions as a community and a business going forward.
During our education around indigenous communities for Truth and Reconciliation Day, we learned that the land where our office is located is rich in the history and modern traditions of Indigenous people.
Halton is on the traditional lands of the Mississauga's of the Credit, part of the Anishinaabe Nation that extends from the Niagara peninsula across Hamilton, Halton and Toronto to the Rouge River Valley.
To learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please click here.