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OPG has released its first-ever Reconciliation Action Plan and said it is committed to a continued journey of reconciliation with Indigenous nations. "The plan is aligned with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92," read the October 15 media release, adding that the Call to Action urges corporate Canada to create a better future by applying a reconciliation framework to business activities.

OPG said in the release that key to the plan is a commitment to growing economic impact for Indigenous communities and businesses to $1 billion over the next 10 years, through ongoing operations, projects and initiatives. “We are determined to seek meaningful ways to demonstrate reconciliation. This action plan is the next step in that journey,” said Ken Hartwick, OPG President and CEO.

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Bruce Power rolled out its Indigenous Champions Program on September 30 and named its top executives as the first participants.

The program was implemented among all employees, with a specific focus on all leaders, "with resources to promote cultural awareness and advocate for increased opportunities for Indigenous candidates and businesses," read a September 30 media release. "This program compliments the company’s Indigenous Relations Supplier Network (IRSN) that focuses on economic development and job creation within the nuclear supply chain," the release added.

Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck said that National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was a day to reflect on profound injustices Indigenous communities have endured "and to take meaningful steps to advance reconciliation."

Executive team members were recognized for their participation in supporting Call to Action 92 and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program.

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