With businesses prioritizing Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action, leaders are exploring how they can diversify their operations and fulfill their responsibilities. Actions companies are taking to fulfill number #92 of the Calls to Action include:
1. Increasing their diversity by hiring more Indigenous people;
2. Engaging in real economic partnerships, joint ventures, and/or ownership opportunities; and/or
3. Increasing Indigenous procurement in their supply chain.
Crowe MacKay’s Director of Indigenous Services, Vickie Whitehead, shares her personal experience working as a Cree Métis accountant in the industry, along with some insights on best practices for companies to follow when engaging with Indigenous businesses.