In observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Caisse Financial Group branches and corporate offices will be closed Friday, September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a general holiday.
The new federal statutory holiday, which was established last year as an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, as well as honour their survivors, their families and their communities, is currently designated as a statutory holiday for federal employees and agencies only.
“As a financial cooperative whose values are based on community involvement and the development of a sustainable future for everyone, we must engage in reconciliation. We are actively taking steps to recognize the importance of honouring First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school survivors and their families and communities.”
– Joel Rondeau, Caisse Financial Group CEO
To demonstrate Caisse’s community support of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Caisse is working to identify and commit a portion of our 2022-2023 donations to agencies that directly support our Indigenous community on their journey of healing.
In the 2021-2022 fiscal year, Caisse Financial Group supported Métis and Aboriginal communities by supporting projects such as the Vesti_art project, brought to life by Artspace, and the “Back-to-Nature” Canoe Camp, organized by Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba.
Caisse Financial Group’s corporate office and branches are located on Treaty 1 Territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibway, Dene, and Dakota Peoples, and homeland of the Métis Nation.