Our Values

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.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

First Nations woman wearing an orange "every child matters" shirt sits on the grass.

As part of living our values and supporting our ongoing reconciliation journey, our advice centres will be closed on Thursday, September 30 in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Closing our doors will allow us to reflect and participate in education and community events that recognize the impacts of residential schools and honour those who were lost, survivors, families and communities.

Our Contact Centre will remain open on September 30 from 9 am to 5 pm.

If you’re looking to get involved in National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, there are many ways you can participate. A few ideas are to:

  • wear an orange shirt to raise awareness and create meaningful discussion about the effects of residential schools
  • attend the Every Child Matters community concert presented by the Saskatoon Tribal Council at SaskTel Centre, featuring Gord Bamford, Charlie Major and George Canyon on September 30
  • read books or poetry by Indigenous authors
  • watch films or documentaries about the ongoing impacts of residential schools
  • explore BeAConnectr.org to begin or continue your reconciliation journey
While our journey to reconciliation is far from over, we’re committed to listening and learning to our Indigenous leaders so we may heal our past and empower our future.

Our Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Living our values led us to begin our reconciliation journey.

On March 11, 2016, we joined two of our credit union partners, Vancity and Assiniboine Credit Union, and signed on to Section 92 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action.

Throughout our reconciliation journey, we’ve sought guidance from Elders, Knowledge Keepers and 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

We’ve made progress – but our work is far from complete. As we continue down our path of reconciliation, we’re dedicated to helping others begin theirs. We recognize that while each of us may be on our own unique journey to reconciliation, we're all in this together.