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Prospera Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation

    Guided by our values, the entire team at Prospera is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and on a journey to develop and deepen respectful and constructive relationships with members of Indigenous communities where we live, work and play. Our actions are informed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 10 Principles of Reconciliation and the 94 Calls to Action, as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.   

    Our areas of focus: 
    • Broadening our understanding and appreciation for Indigenous history, cultures and values through internal events and community partnerships 
    • Better supporting the financial needs of Indigenous members 
    • Creating a safe and welcoming space for Indigenous employees  
    • Providing educational opportunities to Indigenous youth

    Our recent progress

    In 2023, we advanced Truth and Reconciliation at Prospera and in our local communities by seeking opportunities for education, both internally and externally. We also continued to sponsor Indigenous programs and support initiatives that shed light on Indigenous history and issues. For example:

    • Roy Pogorzelski, a Métis educator, delivered the keynote presentation at our Annual General Meeting, providing our members with engaging and thoughtful insights into Indigenous awareness and history.
    • On September 29, we honoured National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a webcast for all employees, featuring storytelling, education and a performance by Indigenous artist, lawyer and advocate Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson.
    • Prospera is the proud sponsor of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce’s Reconciliation Through Education program. In 2023, this program consisted of workshops, tours and stories to further reconciliation, and was attended by Prospera employees, along with community and Chamber members.
    • As well, Prospera sponsored a bursary for a local Indigenous student by donating to the Indigenous Surrey Student Bursary Fund through the SurreyCares Foundation. This fund was created with an interest in social equity, to support graduating Indigenous students to achieve their educational and career goals.
    • We sponsored the BC Lions’ Orange Shirt Day Game on September 29. Our employees volunteered at the game, handing out orange t-shirts to the first 10,000 attendees at BC Place stadium. We’re back as a major sponsor in 2024.
    • In addition, we continue to sponsor the BC Lions’ Indigenous Youth Program, enabling Indigenous students from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to learn how to play flag football from BC Lions players. The teens also learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership through sport.

    Acknowledging ancestral and traditional lands

    Prospera’s head office is based in Surrey, located on the traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwantlen and Qayqayt First Nations. This map highlights the locations of our 24 branches in BC and the corresponding traditional lands of Indigenous peoples. It’s one way we strive to honour and advance Truth and Reconciliation within our organization and communities.

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