Our purpose is simple: We improve the condition of our client and give them agency.
Our work with Indigenous businesses and communities
As a Non-Indigenous Canadian who is proud to have worked with and for Indigenous businesses and communities, I acknowledge my privilege and I acknowledge that I am operating in Treaty Six territory and the traditional home of the Metis. I will conduct my business within the framework of the calls to action outlined through the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada. Specifically Call to Action #92 which states:
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:
i. Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.
ii. 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.
iii. 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.
It is core to my purpose that the work we undertake at Glyph Creative Strategy is done through meaningful consultation with the goal of bringing long-term sustainable benefits to Indigenous communities and businesses. It’s the only way to create lasting prosperity and move Canada forward in a positive, inclusive way.