Recent news reports about the remains of 215 children discovered at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia are disturbing. The truth about the existence and consequences of residential schools, including those in Manitoba, is difficult to process but necessary to discuss.
Casera Credit Union acknowledges the harm that residential schools caused Indigenous peoples. Out of respect for the generations of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis families impacted by the legacy of residential schools, Casera plans to explore how our credit union can participate in the course of reconciliation.
Guided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 92nd of 94 Calls to Action, Casera will continue building respectful relationships with the Indigenous community. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion means we will ensure that Indigenous peoples have access to financial services and employment at Casera. We also want to learn more about the histories of Indigenous peoples, including the history of the residential school system.
As a financial cooperative, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, which means seeing differences as advantages. We respect the diversity of our members and appreciate our employees because they add value and strength to our organization. Going forward, that is a strategy our entire society should embrace.
Chief Executive Officer