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Business and Reconciliation (Call 92)

The University of Winnipeg acknowledges that we are gathered on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. These lands are the heartland of the Métis people.

We are committed to implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC): Calls to Action

Programs and initiatives

Some of the programs and initiatives that members of The University of Winnipeg community have undertaken related to Call to Action 92 are:

Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager Pilot Program. The University of Winnipeg, AFOA Canada and CPA Canada are proud to introduce a new pilot program aimed at encouraging more Indigenous students to pursue a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation starting spring 2021(Call 92

Indigenous Insights. This program educates Canadians and clarifies commonly held misconceptions about the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. It is ideal for educators, public health workers, employees in the public and private sectors, NGOs, faith-based and spiritual organizations, and those seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples. (Calls 10.ii, 10.iii, 57, 92

In.Business conference. From Friday, March 13 to Saturday, March 14, 2015, students and mentors gathered at The University of Winnipeg campus to celebrate and foster interest in Aboriginal business as part of a UWinnipeg partnership with national network to promote business to Indigenous youth. (Call 92

Indigenous and Human Rights Executive Program. The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) collaborated to develop a program to help business executives and organizational leaders shape workplace cultures that respect Indigenous and human rights. (Call 92

Weweni Lecture Series: New way of doing business. In November 2015, UWinnipeg welcomed JP Gladu, Clint Davies, and Massey Whiteknife for a panel discussion on why gaining greater knowledge of Indigenous Canada is a great business investment. (Call 92


Berge, Simon. Pedagogical Pathways for Indigenous Business Education Learning from Current Aboriginal Business Practices. (Call 92)

McCallum, M.  Indigenous Women, Work and History, 1940-1980 UM Press. (Call 92)

McCallum, M. “I Would Like the Girls at Home’: Domestic Labour and the Age of Discharge at Canadian Indian Residential Schools,” in Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives eds. Victoria Haskins and Claire Lowry (New York: Routledge, 2014). (Call 92)

Olaniyan, Oluwabusola Oluwatodimu, Ero, Adesuwa, Hay, Amy & Berge, Simon. "The Cooperative Model Advances Indigenous Development: A Case Study of the Neechi Co-operatives Limited [Quebec Conference 2016]. (Call 92)

Penner, Stephen, Berge, Simon & Rice, Ryan Paul. Gathering Circles for Indigenous Ecopreneurship among First Nations Communities of Southern Quebec." Cooperatives: The Power to Act. Texts selected for the international calls of paper. Quebec 2016: International Summit of Cooperatives]. (Call 92)

Thiessen, Janis. The Narrative Turn, Corporate Storytelling, and Oral History: Canada’s Petroleum Oral History Project and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action No. 92. (Read on Winnspace). Cambridge University Press: 30 January 2019. (Call 92)

Share how you're responding to the TRC's Calls to Action

If you have taken part in an initiative that contributes to The University of Winnipeg's commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, please email communications@uwinnipeg.ca