Responsible Investment and Indigenous Trusts: a Discussion Paper

The purpose of this discussion paper is to start a conversation among Indigenous communities and their representatives about the opportunities and challenges associated with aligning Trust investments with community values, community development aspirations and the broader goals of Reconciliation.

NATOA Indigenous Trust Training Program 

Funded by TD Bank Financial Group and AANDC, the National Indigenous Trustee Training Program is designed to empower participants to make informed decisions on behalf of their communities now and in the future.

Business and Reconciliation: How can investors evaluate the efforts of Canadian public companies?

This report introduces a new investor-led effort to put reconciliation on the agenda for Canadian companies. Step one: bring reconciliation and Indigenous relations into the open through better corporate disclosure, which the report finds is often incomplete, inconsistent or lacking altogether.

What we have learned: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has developed a definition of reconciliation and a guiding set of principles for truth and reconciliation. This definition has informed the Commission’s work and the principles have shaped the calls to action.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action

In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the 94 calls to action for different members of Canadian society.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UNDRIP codifies “Indigenous historical grievances, contemporary challenges and socio-economic, political and cultural aspirations” and is the “culmination of generations-long efforts by Indigenous organizations to get international attention, to secure recognition for their aspirations, and to generate support for their political agendas.”