We acknowledge that Toronto is on Treaty 13 and Williams Treaty Territory, which is the ancestral homeland and original territories of many nations. This includes the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.
Today, the traditional meeting place of Toronto is still home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in these communities.
IABC/Toronto’s hope is to do its part by starting honest conversations in its own circles and professional community to support a journey and commitment to reconciliation. We want to learn and share more about how – as professional communicators, marketers and PR professionals – we can do our part and use the power of communication to help achieve the 94 calls to action outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.
We acknowledge that IABC/Toronto is early in its reconciliation journey. We are committed to honouring, upholding and uplifting the voices of Indigenous peoples within our communities. There is much work to be done, and we commit to refining and continuing our reconciliation journey.