Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation

Emerge is committed to uplifting indigenous voices, respecting traditional lands, and working with communities towards reconciliation.

We are all treaty people.

Emerge Reconciliation Strategy - 2022

Goal #1 - Implement & communicate 2022 reconciliation strategy

Goal #2 - Achieve understanding about local Indigenous history, culture, and impacts of Colonialism

  • All Emerge sub-committee members will have completed an educational course. Done
  • Every Emerge team member has read the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada's 94 Calls to Action. Done
  • All staff will have participated in an educational workshop organized by the company. Done
  • Emerge will have organized or identified at least 2 opportunities for staff to participate in an Indigenous community organization volunteer opportunity or Indigenous-led event. 2/2 Done


Goal #3 - Engage Indigenous people through hiring

  • Emerge will have developed a comprehensive Indigenous inclusion policy.

Goal #4 - Support Indigenous communities through community involvement and procurement

  • Emerge will create a directory to make it easy for our team to procure from Canadian-based Indigenous-owned businesses or Indigenous-centered social enterprises. Done
  • Emerge will have procured at least one service from a local Indigenous-owned business.

We recognize that the Emerge Head Office is based in Treaty No. 1 Territory - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on the ancestral and current-day lands and waters of the Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Denesuline Peoples, the heartland of the Métis Nation and home to many Inuit. Emerge also has staff based in other parts of Canada who are working and living in the traditional land of many other Indigenous peoples.

We also gratefully acknowledge that Winnipeg's water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.