Who doesn't love a good game of BINGO?
Looking for a fun way to engage with National Indigenous History Month?
Use our SVS BINGO card as inspiration for your own activities at the corporate, school or community level.
This BINGO game is brought to you SVS's Reconciliation Circle. The circle was born out of our commitment to the TRC Calls to Action. As a company, Call to Action #92 is a place we can directly put our efforts. We see it as a place we can influence the culture and operations within our company and hopefully influence other companies with our examples. We are also ready and willing to learn from those doing it more effectively than we are - we are always looking for new ideas.
Oh, and to win the game at SVS your name will be entered for each line you complete, and twice if you get the whole card. Prizes are from some of our favourite Indigenous businesses.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Call to Action #92
For reference, here's what Call to Action #92 states:
“We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources. This would include, but not limited to, the following:
- Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships and obtaining the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.
- Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training and education opportunities in the corporate sector and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.
- Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, indigenous law and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism.
About SVS's Reconciliation Circle
The Reconciliation Circle is a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous SVSers who come together regularly to explore issues of diversity and inclusion.
The group is open to anyone who shares our interest in raising awareness and taking action on creating a more inclusive working environment for all employees.
What we do:
- Support our employees in exploring what Reconciliation means to them and provide opportunities to share resources, have conversation, and learn about Reconciliation together in a safe and inclusive way.
- Promote and facilitate cultural awareness & education opportunities related to Indigenous history and culture.
- Learn together and discuss topics that support anti-racism and anti-oppression, including topics related to anti-racism, privilege, power, oppression, bias, and microaggressions.
- Create a safe spaceto have conversations on the above topics.
- Bring forward ideas to the SVS management team that align with our vision of a more inclusive workspace.
What you can count on us for:
- Provide learning opportunities through huddles or dedicated meetings throughout the year.
- Send information on the Reconciliation Group Chat that aligns with our focus.
- Evaluate internal/external documents and language and making suggestions on improvements.
- Listen and take action on topics you want to learn about.
- Not judge you and providing a space to privately ask questions.
Learn more about Reconciliation Circle activities by signing up for our biweekly news digest, The Talon!
About Us: Shared Value Solutions
We are an Canadian B Corp, and we assist Indigenous communities with support throughout regulatory processes surrounding major development projects like mines, hydroelectric facilities, transmission lines, highway expansions, oil and gas pipelines, natural resource transport applications and nuclear power.
We have deep context and experience behind the recommendations we provide, having worked for our clients on almost every major project in Canada over the last 10 years. For us, it’s all about building long-term relationships with our clients. We want to get to know you and what you want to do so we can help you move your plans forward.
- Impact Benefit Agreement Negotiation Support
- Technical Reviews and Regulatory Process Support
- Community and Economic Development Planning
- Indigenous Knowledge and Land Use Studies
- Environmental Monitoring
- Guardians Program Development
- Climate Change Readiness
- GIS and Mapping