Reconciliation and Investing in the Indigenous Economy – How do you contribute?

By Rachel Forbes, Coordinator, Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative

Calling individuals who work in Canada’s investment and finance industry – please spend 5-10 minutes helping us understand where you and your organization are at in your reconciliation journey.

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) are collaborating on research looking at the role of investors in promoting reconciliation in their investments. Specifically, the research is seeking to identify opportunities and challenges that investors face in supporting Indigenous employment and advancement as well as direct investment in Indigenous owned businesses.

We are reaching out to collect baseline information that will help us better understand the challenges different actors may be experiencing and the solutions being implemented so that we can help identify some of the structural barriers and facilitate broader integration of reconciliation among key investment chain actors.

If you respond to the survey by October 31st and provide your email, we’ll enter your name into a draw to win a $300 gift certificate to use toward art, gifts, jewelry and other items from the Skwachàys Gallery. Skwachàys Lodge is Canada’s first Indigenous arts hotel. The Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery is located in the Lodge lobby as well as online.

Please take 5-12 minutes to fill out the short survey about you and/or your organization’s experience with these subjects to date. Please choose the category that best reflects you and your company:

This survey is anonymous and confidential – only if you enter your name and/or contact info will you be traceable and even then NO individual or company/organization attributions will be made in our research. This research is seeking to understand what’s being done at an aggregate level; we are not focusing on what individuals or specific organizations or companies are doing.

This research is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and will be made publicly available in early spring 2019.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Rachel Forbes at 604.695.2042 or [email protected]

On behalf of CCAB and SHARE, thank you kindly for your time and attention.

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