The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce acknowledges that The City of Thunder Bay has been built on the traditional lands of the Ojibwa peoples of Fort William First Nation, original signatories to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850, and we recognize the significant contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples to our heritage, social, cultural, spiritual and economic wealth.
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is a signatory of the Thunder Bay Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord and is a devoted advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion in our community.
The tools and resources assembled on this page have been developed to help businesses respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #92.
Read the full text of Call to Action #92 here: Business and Reconciliation
92. Business and Reconciliation. We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources. This would include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.
- Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.
- Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.
4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a unique 3-hour online course which promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning about truth and reconciliation.
This workplace course provides the basic foundation on the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples and helps meet the 94-Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Employees can learn at their own pace and return to the course which tracks their progress and completion rates with reports provided to the employer.
In collaboration with the First Nations University of Canada, 4 Seasons of Reconciliation provides a comprehensive online learning course with captivating multi-media components, including award-winning reconciliation documentaries. Each short module can be completed at the learner’s pace and provides a mix of learning tools such as PowerPoint, videos, films, and quizzes. A certificate of completion and a bonus video library for on-going learning is provided at the end of the course.
“I gained a new respect and understanding for our country and the way forward in peace, prosperity and reconciliation.”
— Erin Sisko, The Elleiance Network
“An excellent opportunity to support business development, support personal development and contribute to making our region better.”
— Riley Burton, Confederation College
This course includes:
- The film ‘Economic Reconciliation’
- The reconciliation film series – 4 short films on reconciliation co-produced with First Nations University of Canada and the film, ‘3rd World Canada’ filmed north of Thunder Bay
- Modular quizzes
- Completion certificate with Linkedin compatibility built in
- A bonus library of film and video content for 20hrs of bonus learning
- Learning Management System portal (LMS) with individualized tracking
- Quarterly usage report to track successful implementation
- Technical assistance for your learners
- special rate of $55/seat
- option to purchase “pay it forward” seats to be distributed to local charity organizations
Registration is hosted by our partners at
Join the Thunder Bay Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord Coalition
We’re very pleased to host this online version of the Thunder Bay Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord to facilitate new commitments from our Members and other members of the business community. To participate, complete the form below. Your information will be forwarded to the City of Thunder Bay and they’ll follow up with you directly.
More Resources for Business Reconciliation
Read the TRCC’s Calls to Action document here.
Reconciliation Canada actively provides programs and initiatives to inspire positive change in communities throughout Canada.
Find support here for:
- Reconciliation Dialogue Sessions and Action Plans
- Economic Reconciliation Action Plans
- Reconciliation-Based Leadership Training & Core Competencies Assessments
- Public Awareness and Education
CCAB Research fosters meaningful relationships between the public and private sectors and Indigenous peoples, communities and businesses. Find research here that aims to improve public and private policy and to advocate for Indigenous businesses.
Download the Indigenous Ally toolkit from the Montreal Indigenous Community Network.