Declaration of Truth and Allyship
We, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce recognize the Indigenous perspective of our shared Treaties and history of the land which makes up the Town of Oakville.
Treaties and treaty relationships can be part of the fabric of our society, but only if we respect them in the spirit in which they were intended: as agreements for friendship, peace and respect, renewal through all generations and with the purpose of protection of lands with benefits to all.
This pledge represents a way to learn and to understand the Treaty responsibilities. We will work, each in our own way, and together building a much stronger and more inclusive Canada.
We will act by …
- Seeking opportunities to learn about the Treaty territories including the
traditional territories of First Nations.
- Sharing our voices, our networks, and our resources to include and benefit
- Sharing our understandings within the context of our work, in policy and
practice, to honour and respect these relationships;
- Exploring new opportunities, as they pertain to the Oakville business
community, that can support the spirit and intent of Treaty relationships more
Our signature is a call to action inviting others to join in moving forward in an atmosphere of understanding, dignity and respect towards the shared goal of reconciliation.
Signed on behalf of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO