Building bridges: Suncor’s engagement with Reconciliation Canada is part of a renewed effort to strengthen relations with Aboriginal Peoples and communities
A conversation with Arlene Strom, vice president, sustainability & communications, and Chief Robert Joseph, co-founder of Reconciliation Canada
Suncor has committed to a social performance goal that focuses on a new path for strengthening relationships with Aboriginal Peoples and communities. Through collaborative partnerships, Suncor seeks to increase the participation of Aboriginal Peoples in energy development over the next decade while also working to build greater understanding and trust between Aboriginal Peoples and all Canadians.
Suncor’s partnership with Reconciliation Canada is an example of this commitment to a new way of thinking and acting. Co-founded by Chief Robert Joseph, Reconciliation Canada is leading the way through dialogue workshops and other outreach initiatives to bridge the differences brought about by a history of intolerance, racism and a lack of understanding.
Chief Joseph is a survivor of Canada’s residential school system and a Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation. He recently joined Suncor’s Arlene Strom to discuss the partnership between Suncor and Reconciliation Canada – and the broader prospects for repairing the relationships between Indigenous Peoples and all Canadians.