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Truth and Reconciliation

All artwork on this page has been commissioned from Perry Sky Jack, Coast Salish, Lyackson First Nation.

The image behind the page title (above) is titled tsultselush (hands).
The image below is titled smustimuhw (body-human).

Artist statement

’Uy’ skweyul (Good Day), my name is Perry Sky Jack, I’m Coast Salish, Leey’qsun (Lyackson First Nation) Mustimuhw, a Central Coast Salish Hul’q’umi’num of the Valdes Islands, I’m a Senior Graphic Designer with over 12 years of professional experience creating a vast range of marketing collateral for print and digital graphics.

I'm situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

NSM Canada is committed to honouring Truth and Reconciliation, and to implementing the Calls to Action for Businesses (CTA #92, Business and Reconciliation) as part of our daily business practice. This includes:

  • Our Leadership Team reading, understanding and regularly reviewing the 94 Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report.
  • Ensuring that Aboriginal Peoples have equitable access to jobs, training and education opportunities in the corporate sector.
  • Providing education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal Peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools.
  • Most of our Leadership Team and most Western Branch Managers have all completed Indigenous Awareness courses, and anyone who joins our Leadership Team or as a Branch Manager will complete a course as part of their onboarding.

  • Residential school education for all staff
    • Each year, during the week of Truth and Reconciliation Day, we send a communication asking each staff member to set aside time in their schedules to educate themselves on Truth and Reconciliation, and the history of the residential school system in Canada. This communication includes at least 10 links where our team can learn about these topics.

  • Quarterly donations are made to Friendship Centres in communities where our branches are located.

Employment Opportunities

("Ensuring that Aboriginal Peoples have equitable access to jobs, training and education opportunities in the corporate sector")

  • Job opportunities should regularly be posted on Indigenous recruitment websites.
  • Build relationships with local Friendship Centres and other Indigenous community organizations to have the opportunity to share our job openings.

Equipment Repair Clinics
  • Create a framework & proposal for offering free medical equipment repair clinics in conjunction with Friendship Centres near our branches, and to implement at least one of these clinics.
  • By the end of 2023 we will have participated in 2 clinics in the Nanaimo BC area.

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