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Regina, SK – On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) launched its Indigenous Engagement Charter at the First Nations University in Regina, with an additional launch event in Saskatoon on January 22nd at the World Trade Centre at Prairieland Park.

The Indigenous Engagement Charter has been developed with expertise and cultural sensitivity and aims to bring Saskatchewan’s Indigenous population to the same economic level as the broader population by enhancing engagement from businesses. The Charter will assist businesses as they work towards enhanced engagement with Saskatchewan’s Indigenous communities.

“Indigenous engagement has been on the Chamber agenda for decades. I am thrilled that we have now launched this Charter, our most tangible and important effort in fully engaging Indigenous people with business,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the SCC.

“The Indigenous population in Saskatchewan is the youngest and fastest growing population and businesses have the opportunity to begin creating inclusive hiring policies that will lead to attracting, recruiting, and retaining Indigenous people. This Charter is a valuable first step in this process” said Nick Crighton, Director of Indigenous Engagement at the SCC.

The following investors have supported the Indigenous Engagement Charter and made this initiative possible: Nutrien, Finning, Graham Group Ltd., SaskPower, CIBC, Workers’ Compensation Board of Saskatchewan, RBC, Meridian Surveys Ltd., Farm Credit Canada, Scotiabank, PCL Construction Ltd., and Cameco.

More information on the Indigenous Engagement Charter can be found here: 

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Saskatchewan and represents the interests of over 10,000 individual businesses, industry associations, and local Chambers across the province through the Chamber network.