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Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap
Fri February 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 amFree
The following webinar is presented through a partnership with The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
Moderator: Jessica Dumas, Jessica Dumas Coaching and Training
Gord Wickham, Vice President, Northern Ontario at Colliers Project Leaders
Pauline Gerrard, Deputy Director of IISD-ELA
Herb ZoBell, Vice President of Commercial Financial Services, Indigenous Banking Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, and Western Ontario
“Truth and Reconciliation is about having the courage to listen and the confidence to step outside your individual comfort zone to achieve a bigger common purpose. This roadmap provides us a path in that journey.”
With Winnipeg’s population increasing in number and diversity, notably 1 in 4 Winnipeggers will identify as Indigenous in the near future, it is imperative that businesses embrace initiatives that advance inclusivity to attract and retain talent and to reflect its customers and community.
This webinar will cover the Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap which is a pathfinder to provide businesses with the focus and resources to achieve engagement and assist the business community in demonstrating the role it must play in truth and reconciliation. The webinar will include a panel discussion with local organizations who have found success with the Roadmap.
Ultimately, truth and reconciliation is about meaningful and respectful relationships and the TRR offers the strategies that can be tailored to each organization.
1. Develop an internal training strategy to educate all levels of staff on Indigenous history, Residential Schools and culture
2. Develop an internal Indigenous engagement strategy
3. Enhance HR practices to attract, hire and retain more Indigenous workers
Gord Wickham is the Vice-President of Northern Ontario and Senior Project Manager in the Thunder Bay office. He has 32 years of experience in the professional consulting industry with a special focus on work with municipalities and Indigenous clients. Throughout his career, Gord has developed a reputation for offering a strategic value-added approach to various large infrastructure projects with Indigenous communities.
As Vice President Commercial Financial Services, Indigenous Markets for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, NW Ontario, & Nunavut markets, Herb is responsible for leading a team of Specialized Commercial Account Managers in this market. Herb ensures his team provides a high level of service, meeting the client’s needs. Herb has a four-year Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of Calgary. A member of the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation himself, Herb has over 26 years of commercial banking and First Nation government experience. Prior to joining RBC, Herb worked in management of a First Nation in Alberta, and consulted with several other First Nations in the province. He has also served on various First Nation/Aboriginal boards/committees, and values giving back to his community.
We will send you a confirmation email with the link to join the seminar online. Online registration will close at the end of the event. For questions or concerns, contact us at 204.253.4888 or 800.665.2019