Journey to Truth & Reconciliation
The RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg is honoured to become a partner in the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord.
On June 18, 2019, Drew Fisher, President & CEO, joined other businesses, community leaders and organizations at the 3rd Indigenous Accord Signing Ceremony at City Hall.
“Our vision is to foster a culture within our Centre where the key principles of truth and reconciliation are aligned with our values,” said Fisher. “We endeavor to develop respectful relationships with the Indigenous community and in doing so, provide resources to our events and guests that support the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord, the Truth and Reconciliation Report and the Calls to Action.”
In response to Call to Action #92, we have developed a plan to provide on-going coaching and training to our leadership team, front line staff and contracted convention centre partner agencies which has included participation in the KAIROS blanket exercise, sharing circles, lessons on the Truth and Reconciliation Act and discussions facilitated by a Knowledge Keeper. Content from the training has been introduced into our new hire orientation training that is given to all new staff of the Centre.
“As the host venue for numerous indigenous events and gatherings, it’s imperative that we continue to create an inclusive workplace where we can learn from one another and understand the history and legacy of the indigenous peoples through both training and conversation,” adds Fisher.