Out of respect for the Indigenous people of Manitoba, we acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 1 First Nations Territory, traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We stand with our Indigenous community and are focused on building a future of reconciliation and collaboration.
Enabling Access Inc. recognizes the harms and missteps of the past and is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. In 2021 we became a member of the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord and are committing to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Actions 23, 24 & 92. We commit to building positive, meaningful & respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and will improve our knowledge and awareness surrounding Indigenous concerns.
We are a Partner of the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord
Enabling Access Inc. Year One Goals:
We will provide an inclusive and diverse work environment, which includes arming our staff with awareness and knowledge by implementing cultural awareness, anti-racism and sensitivity training. This will include educating them about the history of Indigenous peoples, as well as the impacts of residential schools.
We will acknowledge the land we are located on is Indigenous Treaty 1 land and work with our staff and the public to educate them that this is the homeland of the Métis Nation. Once there is a better understanding of what it means to be Treaty 1 land, we can work with others to encourage action to deliver on what was promised.
We will work to identify Indigenous organizations and communities throughout Manitoba to learn about their healthcare priorities, identify gaps in public healthcare (specific to occupational therapy) and build relationships to support future partnerships.
Learn more about becoming a partner of the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
In 2020, we added this important course to our core competency training provided to employees of Enabling Access Inc. If you are interested in taking this valuable training for your team