“Teach treaties, ground your knowledge. Reconciliation will take all of us”
Social Impact Advisors has a policy to contribute 1% of top-line revenue to a cause we believe in and to commit our support for a minimum of 3 years. This policy is part of our commitment as a B Corp. The B Corp community worldwide envisions a global economy that uses business as a force for good, which is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
We are happy to be partnering with the Moccasin Identifier Project, starting in 2021. The project is focused on educating young people about Indigenous people and history in our region. The project’s founder, Carolyn King, says “We’re starting over with the children.”
The project provides curriculum resources to elementary school teachers. Children research whose land their school is built on or near, or what treaty area they are in, and use moccasin stencils to mark the historical and ongoing presence of Indigenous peoples.
The stencils were created by Toronto Indigenous artist Philip Cote, whose murals can be found in many Toronto public schools and other public installations.
Carolyn’s dream is that one day our region is covered in moccasin identifiers and children from all communities know the history of Indigenous peoples.
At SIA we believe reconciliation requires knowledge, and that learning through art will have lasting emotional and intellectual impact. Support for the Moccasin Identifier project feels like a perfect fit to us. Thank you to Carolyn King for her vision. We encourage our partners to learn more about the project.