Recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Day & Actively Being Part of the Solution
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by John Power, COO & Joshua Mal, SVP Growth
Every company has a responsibility to play a role in their communities. At Fluence, we aspire to take this to heart and strive to make our communities greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.. This takes many forms – such as providing meals to food banks or incentives for employees to support a local charitable organization. However, the increased awareness and revelations of the tragedies to the Indigenous Community that has unfolded in our country has illustrated how much more needs to be done to create fair and just societies.
The time of burying our heads in the sand around these atrocities is over and is one that must be addressed by all of us - in particular, those of us who are in positions to punch above our weight need to step up. We are sharing this statement to express and share our commitment on what action Fluence will take to be part of the solution.
Fluence recognizes that the issues we are seeing are not new. We hear the call from our community for action and for constructive solutions that contribute to changing the system and society that has dealt this injustice to our Indigenous Communities.
For as long as Canada has been around, Indigenous people and other minorities have suffered under systemic racism. This still exists today. Everyone has a right to safe, clean water. However, Indigenous nations in Canada still do not have access to clean water.
Fluence stands with the Water First movement whose mission is to help address water challenges in Indigenous communities in Canada through education, training and meaningful collaboration.
We are committed to much more than financial backing. We want our customers, our partners, our employees, and our communities to know that we are going to hold ourselves accountable.
Fluence is committed to:
- Engaging with WaterFirst NGO to support their efforts in raising awareness
- Hosting events to educate on the challenges of Indigenous communities
- Allocating company resources for employees to volunteer for charitable and community programs
We don’t have all the answers. But we are listening. Fluence cares for its community and wants to create fairness, equality and opportunity. We ask other technology companies to join us in being a part of something bigger.