In observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Caisse Financial Group branches and corporate offices will be closed Thursday, September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a general holiday. Caisse will re-open on Friday, October 1.
The new federal statutory holiday, which was established this year as an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, as well as honour their survivors, their families and their communities, is currently designated as a statutory holiday for federal employees and agencies only.
“As a financial cooperative whose values are based on community involvement and the development of a sustainable future for everyone, we must engage in reconciliation. We are actively taking steps to recognize the importance of honouring First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school survivors and their families and communities.”
– Joel Rondeau, Caisse Financial Group CEO
To that end, and in support of the TRC’s Call to action 92 (Business and reconciliation), Caisse staff have been given time to follow training to learn more about the impacts of residential schools on our community. The course is designed to promote a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning.
As well, to demonstrate Caisse’s community support of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Caisse is working to identify and commit a portion of our 2021-2022 donations to agencies that directly support our Indigenous community on their journey of healing.
Caisse Financial Group’s corporate office and branches are located on Treaty 1 Territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibway, Dene, and Dakota Peoples, and homeland of the Métis Nation.