On June 28, 2022 and on behalf of Payworks, our President and CEO JP Perron signed the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord: “a tool in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous Winnipeggers can come together and explore reconciliation.”

“It was truly impactful to stand beside Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders alike in signing the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord,” says JP. “This is a great honour and responsibility that’s been entrusted to us, and the WIA will help to hold us accountable in a way that’s necessary for making real, meaningful change.”

Our focus for this first year under WIA is three-fold:

1. To encourage and support learning experiences related to the history of Indigenous peoples (Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92).Our target is to ensure at least 200 participants share in these experiences.

2. To collaborate with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers on land acknowledgements across all our locations (Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Call for Justice #15).Our target is to implement parameters and guidelines for all employees, including usage and pronunciation but also an understanding of the importance of land acknowledgements.

3. To increase our collective knowledge of report recommendations and provide time and space for discussion that will inform our actions moving forward (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Call for Justice #15).Our target is to provide learning and activities aligned with the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2-Spirit Peoples and for Manitoba’s Day of Action.

“On behalf of our DEIB Team – and really all Payworks staff – we’re grateful to all who continue sharing their knowledge and lived experience with us, along with a genuine eagerness to make real positive change,” says Dee dela Cruz, DEIB Team Business Resource Group Co-Lead. “We’re honoured to take this next step on our reconciliation journey towards a safer, healthier and more inclusive community for all.”

 

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