Reconciliation is important for all Canadians as we work together to build a better Canada. Rooted in our values of relationships and respect, Stratos has developed a reconciliation strategy that provides us with a starting point for action and dialogue.
Our 2020 Report on Progress
Stratos is a committed learning organization which is why we have taken some time to reflect and look back over these first two years of our Reconciliation Strategy. Since its launch in June 2018, we have worked to ensure that our team has the tools needed to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous peoples and that our projects respect and support the principles of reconciliation.
This strategy has catalyzed change at Stratos, enabling us to challenge assumptions, ask different questions to our clients, and make time to carefully consider how we approach our work as it relates to Indigenous peoples in Canada.
We have listened and learned along the way and look forward to continuing our journey into 2021 and beyond, exploring new and innovative ways to support Indigenous peoples and communities.
To read about our journey, please see our 2020 Report on Progress, click here.
Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond
We recognize reconciliation to be an essential journey for Canada and for our Stratos team - especially in light of recent events across our country that spotlight the ongoing discrimination that Indigenous and other marginalized communities in Canada are facing. We are taking time to reflect on these challenges, standing in solidarity with communities around the world that are facing racism, injustice and violence.
Our Reconciliation Strategy
Launched in June 2018, this strategy has been developed with input and guidance from our partners, including First Peoples Group and is informed by the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It identifies eight specific actions for the first year of our strategy.
Through our strategy we hope to:
- build reconciliation into the way we work and behave, both as individuals and as a company
- better support our clients as they undertake their own journeys of reconciliation
- exercise our influence to support better outcomes for Indigenous peoples
- lead by example through our own reconciliation actions
The Strategy identifies three levers for change, including:
- embedding reconciliation in our business and human resource practices
- building awareness of reconciliation in our team and the teams of our partners
- exercising influence through the advice we provide to clients
We will review our progress on this reconciliation journey on an annual basis, integrating our learnings and identifying new actions as we move forward in building a better Canada.
For more information on the specific actions we plan to take, please see our strategy here.