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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Honouring the survivors and the lives lost

A time to reflect

Like many Canadians, we’re struggling with the legacy of the residential school system – the heartbreaking reality of historical wrongs, still felt acutely today. In September, we’ll be focused on making time for our employees to reflect and better understand how the residential school system has affected Indigenous Peoples.

Acknowledging, listening, and learning

Employees will be provided with learning resources, including an introduction to understanding Indigenous perspectives in Canada. We’ll explore how we can strengthen our relationship with Indigenous Peoples and how Canadians can chart a better path going forward in the spirit of Truth & Reconciliation.

Standing with Indigenous Peoples

In a show of solidarity, every Friday during the month of September, Meridian employees in branches will wear T-shirts emblazoned with our commitment statement. The beautiful custom design was created by Indigenous digital media company, the Jensen Group

Standing with our Indigenous community orange banner

Niagara’s Annual Celebration of Nations

Meridian is pleased to be the 2021, Two Row Sponsor of Niagara’s Annual Celebration of Nations. The event, which celebrates Indigenous art, culture, and tradition, will showcase music, dance, visual arts, film and much more. The event takes place September 10 through 12.

Together, we can do more

Real change must come from within. We’ll remove unconscious bias and barriers to equitable access for Indigenous Peoples – including access to Meridian’s employment opportunities and financial services.