As a values-based organization, we’re guided by four key principles – being open, honest, inclusive and committed. These values drive our decision making process, and help us achieve our vision of building a better world
Our Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation
Living our values led us to begin our reconciliation journey.
On March 11, 2016, Affinity joined two of our credit union partners, Vancity and Assiniboine Credit Union, and signed on to Section 92 of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.
As we started on our journey, we sought guidance from Indigenous leaders in the community to help us embed meaningful reconciliation into our organization. We focus on three key areas of reconciliation:
- Educating employees and members about the history, truth and importance of reconciliation
- Supporting Indigenous youth through scholarships, mentorship programs and other skills-based programming
- Removing barriers by creating welcoming spaces for our members at our advice centres and for our employees as employers
Affinity has made huge progress – but our work is far from complete. As we continue down our path of reconciliation, we’re dedicated to helping others begin theirs.
Commitment to values aligned procurement
At Affinity, we’re always looking for ways to use our resources to create positive community change. We know that where we spend our money matters. That’s why we’ll be implementing a values-based review process for proposal and tender requests we initiate to secure suppliers.
In particular, Affinity reserves the right to favour suppliers which uphold Affinity's key values, including those with the following attributes:
- Local supplier (Saskatchewan-based)
- Affinity member
- Environmental impact
- Values-aligned (sound business practices)
- Social enterprise, mission-based business, co-operative
If you’re interested in doing business with us, keep checking our website. All issued RFPs and tenders will be posted here.