September 29, 2022
September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
This day is very near and dear to the heart of CUSW!
We are proud to have mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous peoples including the First Nations, Métis, and the Inuit. We have meaningful partnerships with Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Centers (ISET), The Aboriginal Skilled Workers Association (ASWA) and Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO). The CUSW Saskatchewan Unit works very closely with ASWA ensuring that there is support for their families to enjoy healthy communities and respected workplaces and not just in Saskatchewan but all over Canada.
In our ever-changing world, one thing remains the same and that is our commitment to the Indigenous Peoples, the First Nations, the Métis, and the Inuit, as we are committed to our promise of Truth and Reconciliation. Education and workplace inclusion is a true priority. CUSW is very instrumental in working closely with ISETs, ASWA, and AABO by leading the way developing beneficial, long-lasting relationships. We are proud of our successes with Indigenous Employers, Indigenous Organizations and Trade Schools. Inclusive of our Indigenous members, we strive to upgrade the knowledge and education for all Members whether new, or existing. We promote Indigenous content in our skilled workforce with new and existing employment agreements that include commitments for Indigenous content.
Please join CUSW on this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to continue the long journey towards learning, understanding, and committing to a meaningful Reconciliation. Help everyone, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, move forward together to ensure we all have access to a better life.
If you’re wondering about the different ways to reconcile, for one, consider wearing an orange shirt on this day, and learn about the reason for wearing it www.orangeshirtday.org.
CUSW National Values & Beliefs Committee